Hema

Gopalan

She/Her
Expert

AREAS OF EXPERTISE ————————————————————————————————————————————–

●Monthly, Quarterly and Year-end close activities and Reporting – Internal, Investor and SEC

●Budgeting and Forecasting and Analytics

●Executing Strategy and Delivering Operational Results

●Technical accounting expertise – Revenue recognition, Equity accounting, Lease Accounting

●Capital Raise Activity – Raised Venture equity and debt aggregating ~ $650M

●ERP Systems – need assessment and implementation

●Formulation of Finance and Accounting Policies and Procedures for start-up and public companies

●SOX testing, audits and tax and statutory filings

●Capital table management, investor reporting, 409A valuation support

●Manufacturing and Sales operations support – COGS development and cost accounting, commission plans, contract reviews

●Contract Negotiations – In-Licensing, collaborations, Partnerships, Equity, Debt

●Office and Lab build-outs – Lease negotiations, Lab Equipment purchase

●Hiring and mentoring finance and accounting teams

Ask Me About:

Day-Day Accounting and FInance management
Budgeting/Business Model/Forecasting/Cash FLow management
Building policies & procedures for growing companies
Audits/ Financial reporting/Board meetings/audit committee meetings

Professional Background

A finance leader with 20+ years of progressive experience with biotech and high-tech companies with irreplicable experience. An outstanding communicator, executing strategy and delivering operational results. A deep understanding of the unique needs of both public and non-public finance teams and companies. Committed to life-long learning and contributing to company’s success by providing actionable insights.

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