CARB-X DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND COMPLIANCE, School of Law
December 8, 2017
CARB-X is seeking a talented individual to join our core team at Boston University in the role of Director of Finance and Compliance.
CARB-X is a young entrepreneurial endeavor, focused on accelerating the pre-clinical development of products to address antibiotic resistance, including drugs, vaccines and diagnostics. We coordinate with biopharmaceutical accelerators in the US and abroad to select projects for funding and mentor these projects towards clinical trials. We will award more than $455 million for research over a five year period starting mid-2016. This will be one of the largest public-private research partnerships in the world.
The Director of Finance and Compliance will be a critical member of a core team of individuals working together to ensure CARB-X achieves the goals behind its important healthcare-related mission and will be responsible for CARB-X's financial management and reporting obligations as required by government and non-government funders. He or she will coordinate with multiple partners and sub-grant recipients to ensure all aspects of financial operations are in line with plans and expectations and managed and reporting according to guidelines. He/she will play a critical role in budget forecasting and planning processes (e.g. Forecast, Budget, Long Range Plan) and will provide clear financial analytics to support optimal management of the CARB-X portfolio.
This is an unparalleled opportunity to help drive forward a key global R&D funding source for biomedical innovation. If you enjoy working in a fast paced, start-up environment where creativity, flexibility and collaboration are essential, we encourage you to apply.
The Director of Finance and Compliance reports to the Chief Operating Officer for the organization.
This is a full-time, four-year, grant funded position located in Boston, Massachusetts. The position is newly created and is available now.
Five to eight years' experience in a Finance business partnering capacity including financial analysis and reporting at a project and portfolio level.
Experience of operating under a federal/academic grant
Previous management of staff
Experience with portfolio management processes and approaches highly desirable
Related experience for minimum qualifications may be considered.
Demonstrated strong analytical skills with superior attention to detail
Self-starter with demonstrated leadership skills and ability to meet goals given limited supervision
Strong interpersonal skills and effective in sharing information with cross functional team members
Expert skills with Microsoft Office Suite especially in building Excel models for analytics, forecasting, and budgeting and developing impactful PowerPoint presentations
Experience with Concur
Excellent written/oral communication skills with ability to generate concise reports and verbal updates
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Flexibility to work in a fast paced and dynamic work environment
Demonstrated interest in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or health care industries
Committed team player with a sense of humor
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Internal Number: 5277/L0717
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