Chief Financial Officer

Job Description

At Kineta, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a critical role in the future of the organization and be responsible for all financial operations and preparing the company for financial milestones and a public offering. This role will work directly with the CEO, President, and Board of Directors.

The CFO will possess a record of demonstrated success in building and managing a high-performance finance function, with proven experience meeting the demands of early-stage and publicly traded life science organizations. They will also have experience as a strategic thought leader to help drive corporate initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with the CEO and President to develop short- and long-term strategy
  • Develop a world class forecasting and planning function (FP&A)
  • Build and improve financial models to support expansion
  • Long- and short-term strategic planning, budgeting and variance reporting
  • Build relationships with, and partner with the wider leadership team to bring improved financial ownership of the presentation of Board Packs and Investor Information
  • Work “hands-on” in the preparation of SEC filings including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, proxy statements and press releases
  • Build and manage a financial reporting function to deliver on SEC reporting and SOX 404 compliance.
  • Statutory accounting and financial statements
  • Oversee and ownership of tax accounting, compliance, and the audit process
  • Regular liaison with external stakeholders and outreach to prospective investors
  • Implement strategic process improvements aimed at effective use of cash and maximizing cash flow
  • Regulatory compliance and reporting
  • Extensive ad-hoc projects
  • Develop and Provide reports to Board of Directors

Desired Qualifications

  • Biotech Experience
  • Minimum of 10 years progressive experience in a leadership role
  • Experience as a public company officer and experience with requisite reporting obligations
  • Experience with Start-Up or Emerging companies
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to command respect and the confidence of others
  • Experience in preparing a finance team for the future
  • Strategic thinker
  • CPA
  • Experience with and knowledge of life science institutional investors would be an asset

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