Chief Accounting Officer/Vice President of Finance

  • location: Philadelphia, PA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $185,000 - $250,000 per year
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Chief Accounting Officer/Vice President of Finance

job summary:
Our Client is a publicly traded Biotechnology Organization located in the Greater Philadelphia region. They are looking for an experienced Chief Accounting Officer/Vice President of Finance to lead their Accounting & Finance operation. This role is responsible for overseeing the global accounting, financial reporting, budgeting & FP&A.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to be a big picture, strategic thinker with willingness to roll up their sleeves and execute. They will operate with a sense of urgency and will have proven ability to work across diverse lines of an expanding organization. It is essential that the successful candidate has strong communication and leadership skills, polished management experience, hands-on accounting experience and a desire for problem solving in a non-routine, fast-paced dynamic environment. The ideal candidate will demand the highest standards of self to execute and ensure growth, pursue goals and deliver results in a timely manner. They must work proactively and as a true business partner to the CFO and CEO.

location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
job type: Permanent
salary: $185,000 - 250,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 10 Years

  • Oversee and lead the finance and accounting function and develop internal capabilities. Provide leadership and mentorship to staff and their growth plans
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Responsible for driving the company's financial planning and analysis to meaningful and timely analysis to better automate key reports for strategic decisions
  • Develop, improve and issue timely and accurate monthly financial records/statements
  • Oversee GAAP accounting, SEC reporting, internal controls and financial planning and analysis
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit and interface with outside audit firms
  • Consolidate all financial information for management reporting, investor guidance and long-term planning
  • Ensure that financial plans are consistent with business activities and organizational goals
  • Maintain a monthly Cash Forecast to project cash requirements and availability over the next 12 months
  • Provide all financial reporting required by banking partners on a timely basis
  • Direct the preparation of quarterly forecasts and annual budgets for assigned business units
  • Responsible for special projects and ad hoc analysis as requested

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field required; MBA or similar advanced degree preferred. Active CPA license a plus
  • Strong GAAP accounting, SEC reporting, internal controls, SOX with a mix of financial planning and analysis with a minimum of 10+ years of progressive experience including 3 + years of direct management experience
  • Experience in a high growth public Life Sciences company highly preferred
  • Strong communication, presentation, analytical and problem solving skills highly desired
  • Strong change management skills. Proven track record of driving organizational change and improving functions
  • Ability to respond to, prioritize effectively and meet deadlines while maintaining the highest of standards of completeness and accuracy
  • Effective and decisive under pressure
This is a new role within the company. For immediate consideration to join this exciting organization please submit your resume in word document to:

Cecilia Bjurstrom l Sr. Executive Recruiter

Randstad Professionals

Finance & Accounting | Human Resources

150 S. Warner Rd - Suite 401

King of Prussia PA 19406


Direct: 610-382-9742

Cell: 267-266-0707

skills: 10-Q
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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