Head of Finance

Company: Accumulus Synergy Job Category: Director / Head Employment Type: Remote Job Location: , US Apply Now


Accumulus Synergy is a nonprofit trade association working on behalf of industry to address the global need for digital transformation. To help solve for this need, Accumulus is developing a transformative data exchange platform to enable enhanced collaboration and efficiency between life sciences organizations and health authorities worldwide. The Accumulus Platform aims to improve efficiencies in the regulatory process by leveraging advanced technology, including data science and AI, as well as tools for secure data exchange to improve patient safety, help reduce the cost of innovation, and ultimately bring patients safe and effective medicines faster. Accumulus is working with key stakeholders in the life sciences - regulatory ecosystem to build and sustain a platform that aims to meet regulatory, cybersecurity, and privacy requirements spanning clinical, safety, chemistry and manufacturing, and regulatory exchanges and submissions. Accumulus Synergy sponsors include Amgen, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi, and Takeda.

Job Description

Accumulus is seeking a Head of Finance. This will be a key role on the Executive Leadership Team.

Starting day one, you will have the unique opportunity to support the growth of Accumulus Synergy through the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed. The Head of Finance will be tasked with preserving company assets, reporting accurate financial results, and driving delivery of the Accumulus vision.

Accumulus is a non-profit startup funded by some of the most well-known companies in the biopharma industry. You can expect a unique blend of regulatory, technical, and people leadership, hands-on work, executive and sponsor relationship building and meaningful engagements with global health authorities.

This role also entails occasional travel, approximately one trip per quarter within the United States, to foster relationships with key stakeholders and support strategic initiatives.


Strategic Financial Leadership:

  • Provide strategic guidance to the CEO, executive team, and investors on financial matters, ensuring alignment with business objectives.
  • Offer insights into the financial implications of major decisions, contributing to the company's overall performance and growth trajectory.

Financial Planning and Analysis:

  • Develop comprehensive financial models to support decision-making, including scenario-based forecasts for revenue and cash flow.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate financial risks, fostering informed discussions among leadership.
  • Manage the Profit and Loss (P&L) statement, ensuring meticulous oversight to drive financial performance and strategic decision-making aligned with our organizational objectives.

Budgeting and Operational Efficiency:

  • Lead the budgeting process and collaborate with functional leads to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Implement cutting-edge finance technologies to optimize operations and enhance efficiency across the organization.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Develop and implement robust compliance, accounting, and audit policies tailored to the organization's growth trajectory.
  • Establish internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure regulatory compliance.

International Finance Operations:

  • Manage international revenue operations, navigating regulatory requirements and optimizing financial structures for global expansion.
  • Stay abreast of tax regulations and ensure compliance with nonprofit status in the U.S. and other jurisdictions as the company expands globally.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field; CFA or CPA certification preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as Head of Finance, Director of Finance, or similar role
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively (written and verbal) to diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated executive presence required for internal and external engagement
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into easily digestible communications
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills, with an ability to consistently execute multiple, and sometimes competing activities to a high quality and timely conclusion
  • Strong analytical, financial modeling, and decision-making abilities
  • Self-starter with a track record of dealing with ambiguity, getting up to speed and adding immediate value to new situations
  • Familiarity with finance technology solutions and a commitment to driving operational excellence
  • In-depth understanding of cash flow management, bookkeeping, and other accounting procedures
  • Prior experience at a non-profit organization or SaaS startup is preferred


While we hope the Accumulus mission is what really attracts you, we also have a lot to offer. Organizations are built by great people, and to attract great people you need to offer a great employee experience. Accumulus can provide:

  • Very competitive compensation w/ bonus plan. We must compete with big names in tech & pharma for top talent and compensate accordingly.
  • 401(k) matching, immediately vested
  • A full benefits package: multiple health plans, vision, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • 100% remote work. Accumulus is a fully remote organization, and we intend to remain so
  • Experienced leadership to mentor you. We have drawn successful leaders from the biopharma industry with a deep understanding of regulatory affairs and combined them with similarly successful leaders in SaaS product development. Learning opportunities abound.
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