Chief Financial Officer

Full Time
Blacksburg, Va
Posted 2 weeks ago

The Position:

Landos Biopharma Inc. is looking for a highly motivated and energetic Chief Financial Officer who will help accrue and capture value in the company. This is an exceptional opportunity to become a key voice in an entrepreneurial corporate culture fueled by innovation and growth that is encapsulated in four fundamental pillars of Landos’s corporate culture: 1) Be bold and decisive, 2) Never give up, 3) Be solution-oriented, and 3) Do the impossible.


  • Prepares quarterly and annual financial reports, manages accounting and auditing of the books, works with finance director to prepare operating budget and aligns budget with scope of work; and provides quarterly updates of capitalization table.
  • Develops financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing action plans.
  • Monitors financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Maximizes return on invested funds by identifying investment opportunities; working with CEO to maintain relationships with the investment community (bankers and analysts).
  • Reports financial status by developing forecasts; reporting results; analyzing variances; developing improvements.
  • Updates job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Ensures SEC reporting, report to CEO
  • Develops and implements Landos’ financial goals
  • Oversees the investment of funds and manages associated risks
  • Work with finance director to supervise cash management activities and develops reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs
  • Work closely with CEO to execute capital-raising strategies to support Landos’ expansion
  • Advises CEO on business development and strategic planning
  • Work with Finance Director to prepare monthly financial statements, financial packages, and other informational reports/analysis
  • Develop and monitor policies and procedures within generally accepted accounting principles and corporate guidelines to ensure sufficient cash flow, reduced operating costs, and increased revenues
  • Ensure underlying accounting records are accurate, complete and in accordance with GAAP
  • Prepare public company audit before IPO.
  • Works with controller and finance director to support month-end and year-end close process, Coordinate the preparation quarterly and annual filings (forms 10K and 10Q)
  • Review monthly operating reports for accuracy, completeness and major variances between actual and budget results
  • Approve monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepare quarterly and annual fair value reports
  • Prepare summaries and forecasts for future business growth and general economic outlook
  • Ensures compliance with tax reporting requirements
  • Recommend and manage Landos’ relationship with outside financial consultants
  • Any other tasks identified by the President and CEO

Job and Education Experience:

  • Passion for teamwork,immense energy, absolute integrity, and an A+ attitude.
  • Organized with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Office administration, business and accounting experience
  • Five years minimum of relevant experience in a corporate setting required
  • Biotech experience required
  • Recent experience taking biotech companies successfully to IPO required
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance required
  • MBA preferred

Important skills:

  • A+ attitude, great work ethic, initiative and passion for Landos
  • Financial Planning and Strategy
  • Accounting and Netsuite
  • Managing Profitability
  • Strategic Planning Vision
  • Quality Management
  • Promoting Process Improvement
  • Forecasting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Developing Budgets
  • Financial Skills
  • Dealing with Complexity
  • Thinking outside the box

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