Natera - San Carlos, CA

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Overview : Natera is looking for a CFO to continue to support the company during hyper-growth activity. The company is planning an IPO next year and our CFO will be a critical part of this process.

The Chief Financial Offic er will provide strategic financial leadership through evaluating and then establishing a vision for the finance function in support of the company’s strategic direction and annual business goals. The CFO will work closely with other senior management, external auditors, the Board of Directors, Stakeholders, Regulators, Corporate Counsel and the company’s finance and accounting functions. As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will serve as a strategic partner to the Chief Executive Officer and direct all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting and securing new funding. The CFO will have primary oversight responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, internal and external financial reporting, tax, HR function and other regulatory compliance.

As a true business partner to the CEO, assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and company’s long-term strategy.
•Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
•Engage the board of directors around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery.
•Develop performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction
•Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors).
•Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with company strategic plan, especially as the organization considers potential acquisitions.
Financial Planning and Analysis
Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
•Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
•Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
•Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
•Complete analysis of financial results; Develop recommendations (strategic and tactical).
•Develop and execute analysis of various business initiatives (e.g., opening new operations, asset acquisition, new service launches).
•Develop and maintain capital budget.
Investor Relations
Engage the board of directors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
•Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, auditors, public officials, etc.
Accounting and Administration
Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function
•Manage HR function
•Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
•Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and company nonprofit’s board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
•Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
•Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
Ideal Candidate
The Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of financial management preferably in a fast paced, high growth company in the healthcare industry. Public company experience, experience in IPO financings or large private equity financings is highly preferred. A background in diagnostics, biotechnology or manufacturing is ideal. Education must include a BA/BS. An MBA or CPA or both is strongly preferred.


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Natera is driven by a passion for elevating the science and utility of prenatal testing. The advent of the Information Age has created a...