Associate Director, Treasury

Bluebird Bio, Inc. Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 2 months ago

Associate Director, Treasury

Join bluebird bio's passionate and collaborative team by contributing to the overall success of our novel gene therapy approach! Leave your formal attire at home - the bluebird bio Finance team is cool, cool blue, in fact. What does that mean? We don't gloss over the details - we have a passion for data, logic and analysis. With a patients-first philosophy, we are determined to find innovative solutions to complicated, never-before-seen industry and business challenges. Our global cross-functional team thrives in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment where no one day is the same as another. As a member of the bluebird bio Finance team, you will have the opportunity to play a valuable role in pioneering gene therapy with purpose.

Based in Cambridge MA, and reporting to the Senior Director, Tax & Treasury, this global position is designed for an experienced Treasury professional with a breadth of corporate treasury and risk management experience. This role will be key to leading and scaling bluebird's global Treasury function, providing extensive hands on experience with the opportunity for immediate impact. The Associate Director, Treasury is a key partner to internal functions and to external partners in banking and risk management.

About the role:

Cash Management

  • Lead the global cash function including cash concentration, wires, account setup and funding

  • Ensure adequate liquidity to meet working capital needs and invest excess cash

  • Manage excess cash and maximize the return on investments in compliance with the Board approved investment policy, recommending changes in investments and policy to address changes in market conditions

  • Monitor and analyze cash positions to cover commitments

  • Develop and periodically update cash flow, interest income and expense forecasts

  • Identify and assist in implementing treasury best practices

Foreign Exchange

  • Lead the development and implementation of Company's F/X strategy

  • Manage non-functional currency foreign exchange exposure

  • Monitor currency rates to forecast income statement and balance sheet unrealized gains (losses)

External Reporting and Controls

  • Drive process improvement projects to automate workflows for more efficient and auditable compliance and internal controls

  • Draft treasury policies and ensure compliance with the Company's internal control framework including key Sarbanes-Oxley controls and periodically updating control narratives

  • Compile and analyze treasury information to meet monthly, quarterly and fiscal year end management reporting and external auditor requirements

Banking Relationships

  • Oversight of global banking relationships including bank system reporting, account balances, fees, letters of credit, and corporate guarantees

  • Manage employee access to banking systems on a global basis

  • Ensure accurate and complete account maintenance including authorized signatories and approvers, opening and closing accounts, and adding services

Affiliate Transactions

  • Drive the implementation of a global netting solution

  • Oversight of intercompany funding including timely settling inter-company balances

  • Manage short and long-term subsidiary funding needs


  • Lead the corporate insurance program, coordinating with business areas and insurance brokers on coverage, policy applications, renewals, and certificate needs

  • Assist Senior Director, Tax & Treasury with the D&O and Management Liability insurance programs

About you:


  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and drive projects to completion

  • Able to work independently and within a cross-functional team, managing multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong business partnering skills

  • Track record of innovation and process improvement

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills including the capacity to perform detailed analysis while understanding broader context and implications

  • Able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing at all organizational levels


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related discipline, CTP or MBA a plus

  • Minimum 10 years experience in Treasury and Cash Management

  • Experience operating in a US based, multi-national legal entity structure required

  • Strong computer skills, including intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office Products

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Associate Director, Treasury

Bluebird Bio, Inc.