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Associate Director of Finance

Golden Gate Search Group Emeryville, CA
  • Expired: 9 hours ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Our client (a public biotech company) is seeking an Associate Director, FP&A who will support our Technical Operations organization. This person will build a strong business partnership between Technical Operations and Finance while driving financial analysis, insight, and decision making.


Strategic Planning & Analyses

  • Lead and provide financial & strategic support for Technical Operation (TechOps) Sr VP and business teams within the company

  • Serve as a strategic and operational partner with the TechOps Sr VP and other senior managers/directors in determining key strategic business objectives by influencing business decisions and by providing proactive recommendations, backed by strong financial analysis

  • Provide financial leadership across planning, budgeting, forecasting and long-range planning for the TechOps organization and for other departments as required

Financial Management

  • Provide monthly and quarterly actuals vs budget/forecast reporting to the TechOps Sr Management and cost center managers to enable better decision making and alignment to company objectives

  • Monthly department level budget v. actual reporting/flux analyses and accrual preparation in support of the monthly close process.

  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly and/or periodic senior management team financial review packages.

  • Build analytical frameworks and forward-looking models to enable quality decision-making including operational KPIs for TechOps organization

  • Meet all corporate finance requirements, follow corporate planning calendar. Identify and implement process improvement for planning cycle

People Management

  • Help attract, recruit and train top talent into the FP&A and TechOps FP&A organization including managing new associates within the TechOps FP&A team

  • Mentor high performing team members by helping to create a center of excellence and instilling best practices and SOPs across FP&A

  • Influence, motivate and collaborate with key business partners and stakeholders across levels


  • On ad hoc basis, participate on high-priority valuation or business development projects, including M&A, licensing deals, partnership discussion


  • BS or BA is required, an MBA or CPA is strongly preferred

  • 7+ years of relevant experience in investment banking, consultant or corporate finance roles

  • Biotech industry preferred and manufacturing experience a plus

  • In-depth experience in aspects of accounting and finance, including technical knowledge of analytics and modelling; and strong knowledge of US GAAP required.

  • Excellent Excel skills including financial modelling, accounting systems and proficient with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc…), Oracle Fusion experience a plus.

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral and ability to communicate with all levels within the organization

  • Financial Business Acumen and the ability to represent strategy in financial models.

Golden Gate Search Group

Why Work Here?

Pre-IPO SaaS Company with great work life balance

We are an executive search firm specialized in Accounting and Finance, working with top companies in the valley, hyper growth start-up/pre-IPO, and fortune 500 high-tech companies to help them with all accounting and finance staffing needs offering consultative services. Providing world class service for direct-hire placement from staff level to executive VP level. We partner with start-ups and mid-size companies to help build finance and accounting teams. Many CEOs and CFOs use our service to find their companies’ first finance professional and use us again and again as they grow, enter IPO, and go public. We have over 15 years of experience building finance and accounting teams at Startups, global publicly traded, privately held companies in the Bay Area. We specialize in e-commerce, SaaS, software, hardware, semiconductor, and biotechnology industry placements. As our client, you will have access to our network of skilled finance and accounting professionals. We place VP of Finance, Corporate Controller, Director of Finance, Director of Accounting, Assistant Controller, Finance Manager, FP&A, Financial Analysts, Accounting Managers, Senior Accountant, and specialties in SEC Reporting, Revenue Recognition, Consolidation, Sales Operations, Internal Audit, Taxation, Payroll, and ShareServices.


Emeryville, CA