VP of Finance (ADX-16-18)


Feb 9, 2018




Boulder, CO
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Position Summary

Are you tired of working at a job where your work feels unimportant? We were too! ArcherDx is a company on the forefront of battling cancer and other genetic diseases utilizing the latest gene sequencing techniques and best-in-class custom software tools. We are pioneering new approaches leveraging molecular diagnostics for the benefit of humanity. As part of a smaller company, your ideas and contributions will have a significant impact on the products ArcherDx produces. These are the same products that can make a significant difference in the quality of diagnosis and potential long-term welfare of real people.

We are conducting a search for a Vice President, Finance & Accounting for a private, pre-IPO diagnostics company based in Boulder, CO. The ideal candidate will serve as the principal accounting and control officer and will exhibit the highest level of integrity. Responsible for accounting and reporting of financial results and the implementation of overall controls and processes. Candidate will serve as the principal resource interacting with the independent auditors, leading tax matters, managing the financial staff and systems to ensure that the company meets its financial objectives. The VP, Finance & Accounting will serve as the key accounting and financial reporting authority for the company and is responsible for timeliness, accuracy and completion of all financial information. This role will be a key player in managing the operations of the overall business by working with the leaders of the company and reporting to the CFO or CEO.

Position objectives

  • Accurate and timely accounting and reporting of financial results
  • Implementation of overall financial controls and processes
  • Management of systems to ensure that the company meets its financial objectives
  • Management of financial staff as well as independent auditors and consultants


  • Provide strong financial stewardship for the organization, including financial reporting, budgeting, planning and control
  • Plan, develop and implement accounting policies and practices
  • Ensure a strong internal controls environment exists and implement change as appropriate
  • Responsible for the Company’s technical accounting function, including the interpretation and implementation of all current applicable accounting and regulatory pronouncements
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting
  • Prepare financial forecasts and annual plans
  • Work with the CFO, legal and external advisors to develop and implement tax planning structures
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of consistent operational reporting systems and metrics and ensure compliance
  • Ensure accounting policy is consistently applied and documented as needed in compliance with US GAAP
  • Stay abreast of new accounting and income tax regulations, ensure compliance with them and educate the Leadership Team on the impact to Company’s overall financial results
  • Ensure a robust and well-documented control structure in place that will minimize the risk of financial misstatements
  • Ensure that the financial statements and related records are produced timely, efficiently and accurately
  • Lead the audit and maintain a constant and open relationship with external auditors
  • Minimize the risk of surprising investors and other stakeholders by providing frequent information
  • Work closely with the senior leadership team to ensure adherence to financial policies and procedures
  • Build relationships with the functional leaders of the Company


  • This hire will slowly move into a role of increasing responsibility as the company expands

Key Attributes

  • Drive and determination
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to enhance the success of the projects and maintain strong relationships within all parts of the company
  • Ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to enhance success of project and maintain strong relationships within all parts of company
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Self starter
    • Driven to perform
    • Self-directed: needs little explicit direction
    • Able to organize, prioritize, and delegate tasks to efficiently move projects forward


  • Must be a seasoned financial executive with a proven track record of effectively directing [public] company accounting operations, preferably in healthcare
  • Knowledge of US GAAP or IFRS and SEC registration requirements
  • Knowledge and experience with Sarbanes Oxley compliance
  • Proven track record of hands on involvement in developing and implementing accounting/business controls and policies
  • Experience in implementing MRP and ERP systems
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Good working knowledge of US and international tax strategies
  • Experience in life sciences, including clinical, manufacturing and commercial operations
  • Experienced and comfortable in rapidly changing environment
  • Independent high-level contributor, who can function with minimal supervision
  • Able to manage multiple complex assignments and projects with 100% accuracy and timeliness
  • Strong team player with a proactive personality
  • Proven leadership and people management skills including the ability to recruit and retain a highly motivated team, to nurture and mentor talent
  • Uses good judgment and demonstrates a sense of appropriateness
  • Considers the consequences of personal actions and decisions; reflects upon and learns from experience
  • Ability to think strategically and execute on strategy
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and be capable of articulating the Company’s financial strategies and results
  • Must have the ability and strong desire to “make things happen”
  • Must have a results-oriented work ethic and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Must have the highest personal values and ethical standards


  • Minimum of BA/BS in Accounting
  • Must also be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Company Description

ArcherDX, the NGS applications company, is developing and commercializing a novel approach to target enrichment chemistry. Next-generation sequencing technology based on Anchored Multiplexed PCR (AMP™) generates a highly enriched library of gene targets of interest for downstream genomic sequencing. Complemented by proprietary software and readily accessible reports, our technology enables dramatic enhancement in mutation detection speed as well as complex mutation identification and discovery.

Unless otherwise stated, all descriptions above are preferred but not required for our ideal candidate. Consideration will be given for comparable experience. ArcherDX is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer competitive compensation and generous benefits programs. E-mail your résumé in confidence with salary requirements to careers@archerdx.com.

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How to contact us


2477 55th Street, Suite 202

Boulder, CO 80301


Phone: (877) 771 1093

Phone: (303) 357 9001

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