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Tracking Code24500624120510Job Description

CARB-X has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join our team in the role of Chief Financial Officer. Our organization is restoring the global R&D pipeline for antibacterials, preventatives, and diagnostics, so that no one should die from a bacterial infection. Four G7 governments and three premier foundations support our global work, committing approximately $500M over the next 7 years. Since inception, we have supported over 100 programs, across more than a dozen countries. Strategic thinking and communication are key requirements for this CFO role. The strategy for financial health and sustainability will be most important, but the CFO should also comfortably collaborate on strategy setting with colleagues across the organization. The CFO must communicate in a clear, compelling way to senior stakeholders inside and outside the organization about our strategy. The role may sometimes require effective negotiations to achieve a significant outcome. The CFO will be a member of the CARB-X Executive Team, along with the Executive Director, the Chief of R&D, the COO, and the Chief of External Affairs. The CFO will oversee a team that manages the operational aspects of finances, grant administration, and research compliance activities. The CFO is responsible for CARB-Xs overall financial structure and funds management. The CFO will communicate and coordinate with Boston University, funders, and other external partners to ensure all aspects of CARB-X finances and grant award management are managed according to sponsor and BU guidelines.

The position can be entirely virtual, but the successful candidate must be able to work (at least partially) in ET and CET time zones.

Required Skills
    Master's degree or equivalent/relevant experience with 8+ years of senior-level financial management in the non-profit setting required.The position requires a strategic thinker with a strong background in financial modeling and analysis. The ideal candidate will have experience integrating entrepreneurial thinking into a large institutional setting. Sufficient business acumen to interpret data into business insights and to provide strategic guidance. Outstanding communication skills in written documents and oral communication are required. Experience in leading/managing a team and collaborating effectively with leadership. Familiarity with research administration is preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationRemote - Worldwide or, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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