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Job Description:

Reporting to Senior Vice President, Finance, the Vice President, Corporate Finance is a critical and highly visible role that will help to drive, build, and scale the company’s corporate finance organization. 

The Vice President, Corporate Finance will be responsible for overseeing all Corporate Finance activities including budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, and analytics for the Board, Executive Committee and Functional leadership. The role/function has significant enablement responsibility with an emphasis on forward-looking planning and analysis while also providing governance and overseeing consistent execution.

Leadership Responsibilities
  • Leads the Corporate Finance function by establishing a vision, supported by a clear road-map with objectives and measures of success. This role sets the tone for the group and organizes the team to efficiently achieve goals through delegation and accountability.
  • Viewed by the Executive Committee as an enterprise-level thinker, with a solid understanding of Vertex’s business, as well as competitor business models.  
  • Courageous and persuasive, combining strategic thinking and analytical ability to provide insight and drive decision-making.  
  • Both results oriented and a team player, able to pivot between coaching and a hands-on management when necessary.  Fosters a culture of innovation, transparency and accountability.
  • Able to bring new thinking and ways of working to the function, including an emphasis on continuous improvement. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Acts as a thought partner to the CFO, Executive Committee and the SVP, providing valuable strategic and financial analysis and insights.  
  • Leads the company’s annual long-range planning and budgeting processes, as well as quarterly and monthly executive-level management reporting processes.
  • Responsible for the timely, accurate, and insightful financial reporting and analysis of financial information to key stakeholders. Influences senior leadership on decisions utilizing financial insights and modeling. 
  • Supports investor relations, treasury and other functions with modeling and analysis that incorporates company and external data.
  • Drives the adoption of common processes and standards across the company and in partnership with internal stakeholders. Identifies ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of companywide management reporting and forecasting. 
  • Establishes best practices for the corporate finance function globally, including developing metrics to identify trends and measure financial performance
  • Works closely and communicates effectively with corporate partners in Investor Relations, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, and IT to ensure that corporate information and support needs are consistently met. #LI-BP1


  • Over 15 years of progressive, relevant financial leadership experience.   BS Degree in Finance or Accounting, Masters preferred. Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.   
  • Strong knowledge of US accounting regulations and company accounting policies and practices, and unquestioned integrity in the application of such standards.
  • Finance Process Excellence or Six-Sigma experience a plus.
  • Strong business acumen and judgment, and current knowledge of the company’s markets/products and industry trends.  Able to think strategically about business issues. 

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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