Head of Finance

We're looking for a Head of Finance to join our team in Sydney, Australia.

About us

We are Inventia Life Science (www.inventia.life) and we are radically changing the way the world treats disease and injury. We're a multidisciplinary team, deeply inspired by the purpose of innovating for the better and backed by top-tier venture capital funds (including Blackbird and Skip Capital). We are now looking for a Head of Finance to come on board to build and lead a finance function that enables the mission and growth of Inventia in this next stage of our global expansion.

The role

This role provides a greenfield environment for someone to come and make a significant impact. You will have the opportunity to build a best-practice finance function in true partnership with our leadership team as we continue to scale the business. You won’t be a cog in a machine or part of a back-office silo. The role will provide you with a platform to create something truly exceptional with global impact, which makes the world a better place, while working directly with the founders of the company. 

The current team sits at just under 50. Our revolutionary 3D cell biology technology enables pioneers in the fields of drug discovery and medicine to radically drive innovation from disease treatment (in areas such as cancer) through to the way we treat injuries. Our founders come from diverse backgrounds - Aidan (PhD Fluid Dynamics), Cam (PhD Biofabrication) and Julio (PhD Medicine) - with strong commercial acumen and supported by an incredible team inspired by making a global impact with our revolutionary technology.

The role will report directly to the COO and be responsible for all aspects of building our global finance function from process and controls, implementation of ERP systems, management of accounting and compliance partners, as well as ownership of meaningful FP&A to guide strategic decisions. 

To be considered for this role we need someone with the following:

  • Previous experience building and leading an internal finance function, ideally within an innovative and rapidly growing business with complexities such as in-house manufacturing and/or global operations. 
  • A passion for innovation, change and impact, and the role that a financial foundation plays in driving rapid growth. 
  • A desire to get in and build something meaningful from the ground up.
  • Bachelors in Accounting, Commerce, Finance or relevant field; MBA is a plus, CPA is a strong advantage.
  • Nice to have, but not required - venture capital/private equity background with experience navigating strategic capital raising. 
  • A track record of strong, respected working relationships with founders and leaders and an ability to articulate how their core values impact the way they work
  • Genuine curiosity and strong desire to continuously learn and grow.

Our culture

We highly value our culture, the diversity of the team and the passion we have for taking our product to market and the impact it will have. A lot of people talk about unique and exceptional cultures, but not many lead it. We place a high value on creating a unique and exceptional workplace. Unlike many other startups, we live work-life balance.

Our passions are many and we believe the journey is as important as the outcome. So for us, it's about building an exceptional team and culture and loving every part of what lays ahead. We provide optionality in terms of working from home and the office, which is based in Sydney. Equity and a strong market based salary are on offer, within a supportive but empowered, fully agile environment, which we have worked hard to create.

Come and do work that really matters within a team who care as much about one another as the mission.

Next steps

If the above sounds like what you’ve been searching for, let’s start a conversation. We also strongly encourage you to apply even if you are not sure you fit all of the criteria we’ve mentioned. Come as you are - we believe that diversity drives innovation.

To express interest in this position please apply below! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email careers@inventia.life.

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