Ava is a Zurich/San Francisco-based digital health company on the way to revolutionize women’s health. By giving couples deep insights and valuable data, we are empowering them to conceive naturally. Based on a large A-Round closed in October 2016, Ava is further scaling its business. To do this, we are looking for a
Startup CFO (Zurich-based, 60-100%, f/m)
Accounting: As a member of the management team, you are responsible to organize all aspects and activities in the field of accounting, both in the Zurich, San Francisco, and potentially other offices in the future. This includes payroll, treasury, and taxes.
Strategic controlling: You constantly monitor financials and provide budgets and forecasts. Based on a solid understanding of all financial aspects, you support the CEO and the other management team members on the strategy side.
Reporting: You work out consolidated quarterly and annual reports; reports on actual results compared to budget, and report them internally, to our board, and to investors.
Cost management: You monitor expenditures and unit economics, and manage projects / support the team to implement improvements.
Financing: You are responsible for intelligent liquidity management, and jointly with the CEO make sure there are enough funds to reach the envisioned targets.
Risk management: You are responsible for all local and international insurances and internal controlling systems.
HR/IT/Legal/Admin: Depending on your background and interest, you may take over responsibilities in the area of HR, IT, legal, and administration.
Solid educational background: You have a university degree or equivalent professional qualification in business administration, finance, or accounting. An MBA or related advanced qualifications are highly desirable.
Experience: Several years of relevant work experience in an international environment is a must. Know-how in equity and debt financing, tax and transfer pricing, consolidation, strategy, and solid negotiation and legal skills are a strong plus. Proven people management skills are a must.
Operational excellence: You install the adequate amount of process, reporting and structure. Not so much that it slows us down, but enough to run the company smoothly and scale.
Analytical skills: Based on financial modelling and strong analytical skills, you are able to draw conclusions and discuss them in the management team. A good business understanding and high interest in women’s health is crucial to make an impact.
Communication skills: You have a proven capacity to build strong interpersonal relationships that foster trust, open dialogue, and full transparency. You are fluent in English and ideally also German.
Hands-on: With a bit over 20 FTE’s, Ava is still in its infancy. You must be willing to take on responsibility from day one, and pragmatically support both the Swiss and the US entity.
Are you willing to contribute to our vision to improve women’s health? Would you like to make a big impact in a highly motivated team? Do you have the ability to thrive in a fast paced, smart environment? Are you flexible and agile in a fast changing environment? If yes, we are looking forward to receiving your electronic application.