Company Sustainable Bioproducts has developed a breakthrough protein production platform for a variety of consumer and industrial applications. Stemming from research for NASA on extremophile organisms discovered in a volcanic spring of Yellowstone National Park, our technology is inspired by nature’s own resiliency and efficiency - we’ve invented a new way to cultivate highly nutritious proteins in a radically more sustainable way. Tenacity, ingenuity, optimism. Sustainable Bioproducts is creating a healthier future for ourselves and our planet.
Role The Director/Manager of Finance and Accounting will work with the Executive management team and CFO to develop a dynamic and robust financial planning and accounting function within SBP. You will also be responsible for owning all accounting operations, working with division heads to develop budgets, and assist in management, expansion, and preservation of capital. As a fast-paced, early stage startup, your development of effective financial strategies, budgets, and controls will build the infrastructure to help SBP optimize its operating activities – critical to achieving our high-growth targets.
What you will be responsible for
Oversight and preparation of budgets and, near-term forecasts, working closely with division heads to develop financial and personnel resourcing plans
Generating insights to maximize efficacy of spend across corporate operations, R&D, manufacturing, and capital expenditure projects
Manage month-end close providing prompt, accurate, and comprehensive financial statements including P&L, balance sheets, and cash flow statements and reconciliations
Administer, maintain, and optimize SBP’s accounting procedures and controls, ensuring compliance with investor, GAAP, and statutory reporting requirements
Assist in the administration of SBP’s equity incentive plan and liaise with financial services firms to generate 409a valuations
Prepare for external audits of company accounts and procedures
Manage external relationships including tax specialists, auditors, and other service providers
Who you are
3+ years of experience as a manager in accounting or FP&A, with 6+ years total experience demonstrating strong accounting and financial leadership
Experience in building a successful, effective accounting and financial reporting function in high-demand and changing environments
Demonstrated experience in public accounting
Practical knowledge setting up and implementing financial IT systems
Prior experience in biotechnology, industrials, or consumer products preferred
CPA certification required
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, high-growth work environment
Expert level with MS Excel, including advanced formulas.
About Sustainable Bioproducts
Sustainable Bioproducts is a food biotech startup based in Chicago that is backed by Bill Gates/Jeff Bezos and industry giants Dannon and Archer Daniels Midland.