Supervisor:    President

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing Finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) and legal matters as well as oversight of contracting and informatics (IT/IS) related activities.


Strategy, Planning and Management

  • Assume primary responsibilities for financial strategic planning and accountability that reflects the market and helps the organization to thrive in a highly competitive environment.
  • Evaluate and monitor a risk management policy including operations, systems, legal, contracting, and applicable regulatory components.
  • Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the company’s plan for growth and expansion as well as sustainability.
  • Assess and evaluate financial performance of the organization with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts.
  • Participate as an active member of the CPC Executive Committee (EC) to define overall strategic goals for the organization.
  • Work with the President, COO and EC on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis/ projections.
  • Serve on the CPC Board of Directors Finance Committee to present financial information and reports to this committee. Represent financial reports and discussion with the CPC Board of Directors regarding all financial and business related activities.
  • Serve on the CPC Board of Directors Investment Committee.
  • Provide regular updates to the EC related to Finance as well as business operations/infrastructure activities.
  • Oversee all finance and IT/IS related procedures, processes, and administration, and recommend improvements to existing systems.
  • Evaluate departments and make suggestions for automating processes and increasing working efficiency.
  • Work with Department Heads to implement Policies, SOPs and WIs.
  • Maintain outstanding strategic alliances with sponsors, vendors, and business partners.

Team Management

  • Supervise and evaluate performance of all staff reporting to this position.
  • Engage other members of the EC to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all solutions positively support CPC’s evolving strategy, operational delivery, and data collection needs.
  • Mentor managers and/or directors, manage work allocation, systems training, and the building of an effective and efficient team dynamic.

Financial Management

  • Ensure adequate controls are in place and that substantiating documentation is approved and available such that all expenditures may pass independent and governmental audits.
  • Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls, compliance and financial procedures.
  • Utilize forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial oversight into the organization’s plans, forecasts and operating budgets.
  • Enhance, implement and maintain integrated financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems.
  • Oversee CPC annual budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics, variance analysis both internally and externally.
  • Manage cash flow and investments per the investment policy.
  • Oversee review, analyze and present monthly financial budgeting reports; monthly profit and loss by project and forecast vs. budget by project and provide recommendations to the EC.

Contract Management

  • Oversee contract and legal negotiations as needed.
  • Ensure that CPC’s best interests are reflected in all contractual/legal agreements.

Informatics (IT/IS)

  • Work with the Informatics team to ensure that all IT/IS decisions support the security and safety of CPC.
  • Strategize with the Head of Informatics, President and COO regarding current technological infrastructure, identify gaps, enhancements and oversee implementations as needed.
  • Ensure that IT/IS processes and procedures provide optimal efficiencies and support of CPC.


  • MBA and/or CPA highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience as a CFO.
  • Experience in the regulated (e.g., FDA) pharmaceutical, medical device or biologic industry is strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years of progressive responsibility in finance, operations or accounting.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence and executive presence – ability to motivate staff.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • Passion for the organization’s mission and values is essential.
  • Experience overseeing IT staff.  Systems implementation experience preferred.
  • Strong commitment to developing team members.
  • Significant experience working with external financial auditors, internal controls and compliance related issues.
  • Skill in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial and technology policies and procedures.
  • A hands-on approach with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),  Sunshine Act reporting,  and audit best practices; and state, federal and local law regarding company operations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office and other relevant software products (e.g. Dynamics SL).