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Senior Director / Vice President, Finance at Relay Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US
Relay Therapeutics was founded on the premise that protein motion can be leveraged to create breakthrough medicines. The team at Relay is putting this principle into practice, with the aim of accelerating the development of medicines that will make a transformative difference in patients’ lives. We’re tackling a wide array of compelling target opportunities with an approach that gives us the ability to discover best-in-class drugs in cancer and multiple other areas of high unmet medical need. We’d be nothing without a visionary team that not only pulls it all together, but is willing to stand behind an exciting novel approach.

Summary:
Relay Therapeutics is seeking an exceptional candidate for a Senior Director/Vice President, Finance position to lead and manage the accounting / finance operations of the Company. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven individual looking to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, biotech start-up environment. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is an opportunity to contribute significantly to a top-tier, rapidly growing, privately-held biotechnology company. The successful candidate will have a willingness and ability to manage and execute the entire range of tasks required to support the Company’s financial functions.

Responsibilities:
Accounting & Reporting:

Lead the accounting operations of the company including maintaining an adequate system of accounting records/policies and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results.
Ensure that the company’s accounting procedures and reported results confirm to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements and forecasts.
Prepare monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts.
Manage the payroll and accounts payable processes (includes overseeing purchasing process).
Interface with financial institutions and external accounting firm.
Oversee the independent valuation and year end independent financial statement audit.
Manage the company’s tax reporting requirements.
Take lead on preparing and readying the organization for SEC standards, including reporting, compliance and implementation of Sarbanes Oxley, as required.
Research and advise the company on the adoption of critical financial systems.
Support general administrative projects in Facilities, IT and HR.
Financial Planning & Analysis:

Work with the Chief Financial Officer as a key contributor on the Company’s strategic plan and ongoing business strategy.
Support all planning, budgeting, analysis, and reporting for the company.
Lead budgeting and monitoring performance vs. budget on a monthly basis.
Organize and prepare financial materials and presentations.
Assist with maintenance of the Company’s capitalization table and support all shareholder issues.
Oversee financial and legal controls in the company.
Responsible for managing the cash-flow of the company, including bank accounts and investments.
Qualifications:

BA/BS required, CPA a plus.
7 – 10 years finance experience required, with at least 3 years of experience as a Controller.
SEC financial reporting experience a plus.
Experience in Health Care and/or Healthcare IT (HIT) finance.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to support a growing business.
Excellent GAAP, analytical, and financial reporting technical skills.
Ability to work in a small company environment and contribute to many different functions – willingness to “do it all” and take a hands-on approach to the role.
Proven ability to manage and mentor staff.
Highly organized, with focus on process discipline.
Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills.
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment. Should be able to coordinate own priorities and those of others to meet multiple objectives simultaneously.