Matchpoint is a biotechnology company harnessing the power of covalency to discover precision covalent medicines to transform the treatment of immune diseases and other serious illnesses. The company's proprietary Advanced Covalent Exploration (ACE) platform integrates advanced chemoproteomics, machine learning and covalent chemistry library evolution. Matchpoint has an emerging pipeline of novel covalent medicines initially focused on immunology.

Founded in 2021 by Atlas Venture and Access Biotechnology together with leading scientists from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Stanford, we are rapidly growing our team and looking for passionate, driven, and creative thinkers to join us in ushering in a new era of covalent medicines.

Position Summary

Matchpoint Therapeutics is looking for an experienced, collaborative, and driven Controller / Director of Finance to report to the Vice President of Corporate Development and Operations to oversee day to day financial operations and contribute to long range planning.  As the first dedicated finance hire in a fast paced and growing small molecule discovery company, the Director of Finance needs to be a self-starter; maintaining focus on the day to day, while ensuring we lay the groundwork for the next stage of Matchpoint’s growth.

The successful candidate will be comfortable operating in a highly matrixed team environment; partnering with the VP of Corporate Development and Operations to plan for and manage the financial aspects of the business.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Accounting / Budget
    • Lead all aspects of day-to-day accounting, supervising outsourced accounting services as needed such as Accounts Payable and General Ledger Management
    • Responsible for consolidated financial results by overseeing consolidated monthly and quarterly financial close processes
    • Ensure the timely and accurate delivery of financial results to management
    • Oversee management of cash; ensuring appropriate distribution of funds across Matchpoint’s operating and MSC accounts on an ongoing basis
    • Conduct financial modelling and other similar ad hoc requests
  • Financial processes
    • Responsible for overseeing and evolving our financial internal controls and governance policies and processes to support Matchpoint’s current operations and future growth. This includes but is not limited to the oversight / management of general ledger codes, PO processes, expense reporting.
    • Serve as primary point of contact for internal and external parties on finance related topics
    • Responsible for a range of financial projects executed by external firms: including tax filings, audits, technical accounting, and 409a valuations
    • Lead implementation of financial systems, including the conversion from Quickbooks to Net suite
  • Annual / Long Range Planning
    • Partner with the leadership team and manage the budget process in association with other planning activities (goals, hiring, etc)
    • Provide guidance to management on situations that will greatly affect the company's overall financial condition
  • Other business operations
    • Drive onboarding (payroll, benefits) for new employees
    • Work with benefits brokers to setup and maintain health benefits
    • Maintain census and employee records
    • Oversee the 401(k) plan, compliance, and reporting
    • Maintain corporate insurance policies and other business administration responsibilities
    • Maintain a contract log to help understand past, current, and future financial obligations

Qualifications 

  • CPA or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years of experience in a finance role (controller, financial analyst, etc), with at least 4 in the biotech industry
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven record of empowering world class science and energizing teams
  • Proven track record of striving for high level innovation and scientific excellence
  • Flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

We offer a competitive compensation package, including equity-based compensation, annual bonus potential, healthcare benefits, 401(k), parking, and flexible paid time-off. 

Matchpoint is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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