Career Opportunities

Chief Financial Officer

St. Louis, MO; or remote work eligible 

Wugen, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel “off-the-shelf” Memory NK and CAR-T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer.  Our Immuno-oncology therapies address the unmet need of patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Our transformative platform provides a distinct set of advantages over other immune cells commonly used for cell therapy. We have premier research facilities in St. Louis, MO and San Diego, CA. Come join us in our pursuit to eradicate cancer. To learn more about us, please visit www.wugen.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Job Description

The Chief Financial Officer will direct and oversee the company’s financial and administrative matters. You will be a key part of the Executive Team tasked with driving all financing efforts, executing our financial strategy, and working directly with the Board of Directors. You will lead our fund-raising and operational initiatives that are critical to the Company’s success.

Primary Responsibilities

  • As a business partner to the CEO and senior leadership team, the CFO will assess organizational performance against both the prior year results, the annual budget, and the company’s long-term strategy
  • Develops tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations
  • Oversees long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the company’s strategic plans
  • Advise the CEO on business development and strategic planning
  • Reviews and approves board packages, quarterly and annual shareholder reports
  • Ensures maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures for the company
  • Assess financial risks and opportunities, develop risk management plan
  • Ensures GAAP, legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
  • Represents the company to business partners, analysts, investors, including financial institutions and auditors
  • Develop processes for effective management of working capital
  • Managing all short and long-term strategic financial objectives of the company, supporting the executive team with vital financial information and operational analytics, and driving a culture of accountability in managing the business.
  • Assist the CEO in the successful growth of the organization, including capital raising strategies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant financial discipline, MBA/CPA preferred
  • 10+ years of corporate life science or biotechnology experience in roles of increasing responsibility within finance and business functions
  • IPO/S-1, M&A or start-up exit experience within biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated and significant experience in biotechnology fundraising efforts
  • Analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skills
  • Understands the demands of a high growth company, flexible and can thrive with ambiguity and changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls, and financial reporting required
  • Thorough knowledge of financial laws and regulations

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