Interim Chief Financial Officer

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Location: Flexible
Timeframe: December 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020
Time Commitment: Full-time or part-time
Compensation: Market

Summary of Position:

MAPS is looking for an interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to help the organization manage the transition while it hires a permanent replacement for an outgoing CFO.

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics.

MAPS has created the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), which is conducting Phase 3 FDA trials for a new method of treatment for PTSD and trauma using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. The treatment was highly effective in the Phase 2 trials and was designated as a Breakthrough Therapy by the FDA intended to expedite the development and review of drugs for serious or life-threatening conditions. Additionally, MAPS has a European-based corporation conducting Phase 2 trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in Europe.

The Interim CFO will need to assume all of the duties typically held by the CFO, including:

  • Taking over day-to-day control of the accounting function for all three organizations. This includes managing and ensuring accuracy from an assistant controller, financial planning manager and three full-time bookkeepers.
  • Help oversee an ongoing financial systems integration with software systems at the three organizations.
  • Directly assist the management team and the Board of Directors in financial planning and decision making, including a preparation for February the Board of Directors meeting.
  • Overseeing the audit and taxes of all three organizations in Q1 with an external auditor.

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