Director of Finance, G&A
Job Opportunity at SearchWright

Posted on Sep 19    415 538-1500

Location: San Mateo, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4142585

Director of Finance, G&A 
San Mateo, CA

Our client, a leading F100 biotech company with an impressive track record of success,is seeking a Director and head of G&A to join their team.  Bio/Pharma or Technology background is preferred.  This socially responsible company offers a highly competitive compensation package.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • The Director and head of G&A finance will partner with leadership in all G&A functions including Legal, HR, Facilities, IT, Finance, Corporate & Medical Affairs to support strategic planning and drive financial forecasting, reporting & analysis on a global basis
  • Be a strategic partner to all the G&A function leaders and provide consultation and advice relating to business plans and new projects
  • Provide financial analysis to support tactical and strategic decision making - e.g. input to business cases, cost analysis, what if scenarios, etc. as stipulated by the needs of the business.
  • Direct large team of finance professionals supporting all G&A functions to develop robust and actionable annual and quarterly forecasts and work with Finance and Accounting Teams to oversee the monthly financial close and deliver robust monthly reporting that highlights key business drivers and risks. Collaborates with other Finance functions in the development, review and approval key planning drivers.  Present to key executive level business partners.
  • Responsible to hire, supervise and coordinate the efforts and actions of all finance personnel and ensure the accuracy, timeliness and appropriateness of all financial reports.
  • Monitor and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the financial systems and processes and drive improvements
  • Be a critical partner to I.T. leadership team in developing a robust budgeting (planning) process, approach, capital expenditures, capture of departmental costs, allocating overhead expenses in accordance with company guidelines, and implementing appropriate review processes. 
  • Support monthly close and quarterly earnings process.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • A confident finance professional, MBA/CPA/Chartered Accountant qualification preferred, with 14+ plus years of post-qualification financial planning experience.
  • Experience in strategic financial planning function in technology company and / or on driving projects related to innovation in analytics and reporting is preferred
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills are important and an ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Highly motivated, committed to driving change and to continually improving processes and results.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical abilities are important combined with advanced Excel spreadsheet skills.
  • Commercially aware and adept at communicating across a wide number of departments and at managing priorities and multiple tasks to meet deadlines in time critical periods.
  • Must be an independent self-starter who is effective in a fast paced environment and the ability to quickly establish credibility with and influence diverse audiences.
  • Experience with Hyperion Planning, Essbase and Oracle EBS preferred.
  • Must be fluent in English (written and spoken).
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