New ABFO Open Job Posting - Head of Finance, Enzyvant

Head of Finance

Enzyvant is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing transformative therapies for people with rare diseases. No matter how small the community or complex the condition, we are tireless and purposeful in our efforts to develop and deliver solutions that will bring the greatest benefit to patients with rare diseases and their families. Our current pipeline of therapies is for people with complete DiGeorge Anomaly and Farber disease, and we are working to expand our portfolio to treat people with other rare diseases. We are dedicated to rare disease communities because, at Enzyvant, we believe that rare should never mean alone.

Head of Finance Position Overview:

The Head of Finance, will report to the Chief Financial Officer, and will directly manage the global accounting and finance function. This position will have responsibility for general accounting, SEC reporting, technical accounting, tax and tax planning, accounts payable and payroll, purchasing, equity administration and financial planning, disclosure/trading compliance and financial analysis.  The Head of Finance will also contribute to ongoing Enzyvant work in business development analysis, investor relations input, portfolio financial planning and financings. The Head of Finance, will work in close partnership with the CFO, and will frequently interact with CEO, executive leadership team and our Board of Directors.  This newly created role will combine management of day-to-day financial operations with involvement in strategic financial planning and modeling for the company.


  • Manages current team of 4 direct reports and consultants.
  • Improve, enhance and manage the internal reporting processes of the company, including establishment of key performance measures, analyses of results and internal management reporting to support all external reporting requirements and to improve and enhance the overall management of the business.
  • Plans, develops and manages Enzyvant’s budgeting process, including annual cycles and periodic reviews of actual versus forecast.  Lead development of annual operating plans.
  • Manage all internal and external (SEC) reporting
  • Oversee timely and efficient monthly and quarterly closing process, in support of meeting internal and external reporting and data needs
  • Lead ongoing utilization and implementation of current ERP and other financial systems, manage development of reporting and dashboards utilizing key system data to benefit financial management of Enzyvant ’s business.
  • Oversee financial compliance with all significant contractual obligations and other key relationships
  • Oversee equity plan administration, stock plan system and all trading compliance and required disclosures
  • Management of the independent auditor relationship and supervision of all cyclical audit processes for financial reporting, SOX and other.
  • Manage presentations and reporting review for the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Oversee cash management.
  • Monitor and assess the impact on the company of emerging accounting and reporting regulations and guidance
  • Manage business insurance requirements, including broker selection, coverage requirements, policies and selection
  • Provide technical accounting and financial leadership, including input, oversight and guidance on polices and projects.
  • Evaluate transactions contemplated by Enzyvant to assess financial and accounting impact.
  • Evaluate, select and manage a variety of business partners and vendors who serve the needs of the Enzyvant organization.
  • Oversee global tax filings, planning and compliance


  • 15+ years of finance/accounting experience, including 5+ years of  Big 4, public accounting including financial reporting in a SOX-compliant public company
  • CPA designation preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting or finance, is required, with an MBA or further business education highly desirable.
  • Solid track record as a manager, including experience managing, evaluating and developing top talent, and success building a strong team that supports operations and business growth
  • Success in building an effective financial function in a high growth biotech or life sciences environment, including work implementing “best practice” policies and processes related to financial operations and reporting
  • Working knowledge of drug development process within the biotech/pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
  • Very strong analytical skills and technical accounting capabilities
  • Strong organizational skills combined with ability strong initiative and drive are critical
  • Demonstrated strength in presenting and communicating financial information.
  • Track record of building strong cross-functional relationships and partnerships both within internal company teams, and with external alliance and collaborator partners


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