Director of Finance


BrightSpec is a rapidly growing life science tools company launching a powerful, unique, and proprietary analytical platform. We are seeking a Director of Finance who will support the company’s growth.

As Director of Finance, you will manage the company’s accounting operations and contribute to the smooth operations of the company.  Candidates should enjoy working in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment and be prepared to tackle a broad set of challenges as the company grows. This is an excellent opportunity for rapid career advancement in a fast-growing small company.

About BrightSpec

Backed by leading venture capital investors, BrightSpec is an innovative life science tools company offering instruments that harness the power of molecular rotational resonance (MRR) spectroscopy. MRR enables rapid, unambiguous molecular ID and quantitative analysis of mixtures without separation or chemometrics, and no reference samples are needed.

BrightSpec is working with leading pharma, industrial, and academic groups to develop breakthrough methods that will enable important advances in Discovery, Manufacturing, and QAQC. The work is supported by a rising number of publications using BrightSpec instruments. BrightSpec offices are located in Charlottesville, VA, and MetroWest Boston.  BrightSpec is committed to a diverse workforce and offers competitive benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee basic accounting functions, including A/R, A/P, payroll, inventory management, expenses, etc.
  • Recognize patterns in company spending and revenues
  • Conduct monthly and annual closings and provide appropriate reports
  • Manage the infrastructure of the FP&A process and work with senior leadership in developing budgets, forecasts, and scenario analysis
  • Manage external financial entities on behalf of the company
  • Supervise financial audits and act as the financial point person during due diligence exercises
  • Work with the CEO and other senior management on operational projects as they arise
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% to suppliers between the company’s two offices

Experience and Qualifications

Qualifications… Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in accounting or finance or related
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial management
  • Experienced user of Quickbooks and related software
  • Strong organizational skills, communications skills, and interpersonal abilities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools; Word, Excel, Power Point, Project, Teams, etc.

Desirable… Good to Haves:

  • FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis) experience
  • Demonstrated interest in life sciences (tools industry)
  • Consulting experience such as strategy consulting, cost accounting, etc.
  • Other operations experience such as contracting, H/R functions, etc.


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  • PTO
  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Stock options
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan


Waltham, MA or Charlottesville, VA

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