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VP of Finance

Company: renegade.bio
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

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Renegades are scientists, entrepreneurs, and community organizers, mobilizing as a public benefit corporation for everyone's health. Communities. Families. People. We're committed to making diagnostic testing more accessible and easy to use for everyone.

Position Summary

The VP of Finance directs the fiscal functions of the corporation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and advisory organizations in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry. This a full-time hybrid position with the expectation that 10-20 hours per week to be conducted on-site while the rest of the workload may be performed remotely.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the organization's fiscal function and performance.
Participate in the development of the organization's plans and programs as a strategic partner.
Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies, and regulatory actions.
Support strategic decision-making by proactively providing reports and financial updates to the CEO and Executive team.
Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends in order to assist the CEO/President, the Board, and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities.
Enhance and/or develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and organization's effectiveness.
Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline.
Improve the budgeting process through education of managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.
Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the organization (e.g., evaluation of potential alliances, acquisitions, and/or mergers).
Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism which includes a minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
Advise from a financial perspective on any contracts into which the Company may enter.
Evaluate the departmental structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on individual opportunities where possible.
Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Master's degree (MA) or equivalent or 10-15 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experienced leader and financial executive with appropriate industry experience.
Energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
Strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
Well-organized and self-directed with "politically savvy" and a team-player approach.
Intelligent and articulate in relating to people at all levels of an organization with excellent communication skills.
Trustworthy with willingness to share information and to serve as a mentor.
Excellent negotiation skills with experience in contracts.
Decisive with a "big picture" perspective as well as versed in systems.
Ability to read, to analyze, and to interpret the most complex documents.
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics.

Note: All offers of employment are contingent upon clear results of a thorough criminal background check.

Job Type:
FT Exempt; flexible schedule
Hybrid On-site/Remote Position
10-20 hours per week on-site

Compensation
Salary: $215K/year
Benefits: Health, Vision, and Dental
120 hours PTO; 401k

Keywords: renegade.bio, Berkeley , VP of Finance, Accounting, Auditing , Berkeley, California

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