VP, Finance

South San Francisco, South CA, South United States
Dec 26, 2020
Administration, Finance
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Mammoth Biosciences, Inc. is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next-generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and development of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to read and write the code of life. By leveraging its internal research and development and exclusive licensing to patents related to Cas12, Cas13, Cas14 and CasPhi, Mammoth Biosciences can provide enhanced diagnostics and genome editing for life science research, healthcare, agriculture, biodefense and more. Mammoth is democratizing disease detection with easy and affordable point-of-care tests that allow real-time and simultaneous detection of multiple conditions, along with high-throughput tests that allow for unprecedented testing volume. Further, the company is transforming disease treatment with its proprietary micro-sized CRISPR proteins that enable new editing and delivery options. Based in San Francisco, Mammoth Biosciences is co-founded by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna and principal founders Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington. The firm is backed by top institutional investors including Decheng, Mayfield, NFX, and 8VC, and leading individual investors including Brook Byers, Tim Cook, Bob Nelsen, and Jeff Huber.


The VP Finance is responsible for the monitoring of financial performance and maintenance of appropriate financial plans and forecasts. In addition, the VP Finance will be a key member of the leadership team, will participate in establishing and implementing strategic business plans for the company and will be responsible for the identification and assessment of financial risks. This position requires a strong business acumen and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with all departments.

    • Provide senior leadership in all areas of finance, general management, reporting, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, controls, legal, business affairs and compliance, financial systems, accounting, and treasury
    • Provide strategic suggestions/inputs and participate in the development of processes and procedures to support the accelerated growth of the Company
    • Support the CEO in financing activities and investor management
    • Present financial results to leadership and board of directors
    • Understand key business drivers, business trends and competitive analysis
    • Serve as a key member of the leadership team and help to set overall company strategy and make capital allocation decisions
    • Develop metrics to measure financial performance and guide capital allocation decisions
    • Provide hands-on leadership in building and maintaining the financial operating budgets, long-term forecasts, and scenario models
    • Ensure regulatory and corporate compliance regarding all financial functions
    • Quickly assess current financial needs as well as strategically plan for current and future growth of the company
    • Contribute to the professional development of staff members
    • Build a finance team that provides quality partnership throughout the organization
    • Develop metrics to measure financial performance and guide capital allocation decisions
    • Develop reliable and scalable operating and control processes with IPO readiness in mind
    • Oversee all banking operations and maintain appropriate corporate insurance program

    • 15+ years of financial leadership experience in the biotech industry; tools and diagnostics experience strongly preferred
    • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business
    • Experience implementing ERP systems, such as NetSuite
    • Knowledge of federal award accounting system requirements
    • Experience transitioning a company from pre-revenue to commercial
    • Experience taking companies public and raising debt capital

    • MBA and/or CPA license
    • Ability to apply sound, creative problem-solving techniques
    • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to work well under pressure in a high-growth environment; willingness to roll up sleeves and pitch in wherever needed
    • Ability to build strong trusting relationships with the leadership team, the board, our investors, and the broader organization as a whole