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We have built a team of top-performing consultants who enjoy the best of both worlds: the opportunity to do the work they love with the flexibility of our on-demand service model. We work alongside our clients as true partners and share a commitment to providing the best service possible.

Danforth consultants are deployed for early- and growth-stage life science companies, including venture backed, near public and publicly traded entities. Consultants have a high degree of flexibility with respect to the hours worked and the ability to work virtually, typically balancing the demands of two to three clients at a time. Our consultants benefit from access to the resources of the entire Danforth organization, and have the opportunity to work among larger Danforth-staffed teams on certain engagements. It is an excellent opportunity to work with high growth, dynamic players in the fields of biotechnology, medical devices, precision medicine, digital health and healthcare services.

We frequently have contract and part-time positions available for controllers, financial planning & analysis specialists and senior level finance executives who have experience within life science or healthcare technology and service companies.

Please submit inquiries and resumes to our Human Resources Manager:

Meaghan Chandler
857-995-6500 x805

Open Positions

Senior Accountant Consultant
Location:  Greater Boston/Virtual

Controller Consultant
Locations: Greater Boston/Virtual, Greater Philadelphia/Virtual, Metropolitan New York/Virtual, Western U.S./Virtual


Business Development Manager
Location: Greater Boston/Virtual

We are looking for a Business Development Manager to join our high growth firm. This integral role will contribute to the productivity, growth and optimization of the company’s business development plans/goals. The Business Development Manager will be responsible for supporting the Managing Directors by assisting with all stages of the lead identification, development and close process. This position will also work collaboratively with the operations team to develop and enhance processes and strategies for the company.


– Daily research to identify and qualify potential clients
– Organize and manage all leads, including effectively communicating them to teams when necessary
– Partner with Managing Directors and internal operations team to create proposals and contracts for current and prospective clients
– Work closely with the operations team in order to develop business processes and models
– Collaborate with Marketing to maintain up-to-date info on the company as well as plan and implement the right marketing strategies for various regions
– Become a subject matter expert on our business services, processes and operations as well as keep up with industry news
– Assist with the implementation and management of an effective CRM system
– Manage the client contract process


– Prior experience in an Accounting or Corporate Finance role
– Business development or sales operations experience for a consulting firm preferred
– Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration/Management
– Forecast reporting experience preferred with the ability to realistically identify what is going to close on a weekly basis, what should be accelerated, pushed forward or paused
– Strong understanding of the industry with the ability to become subject matter expert
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
– Prior experience with using/implementing/modifying CRM systems such as Salesforce.com and other productivity tools to manage, measure and support processes
– Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
– Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to prioritize (as well as shift priorities if need be) and succeed in a collaborative environment with multiple initiatives

Staff Accountant
Location: Greater Boston/Virtual

As a Danforth Staff Accountant, you will be deployed as an Accounting Consultant for early-stage life science companies, including venture backed, near public, and publicly traded entities.  Typically, consultants balance the demands of a few clients at a time, with the combined hours equating to a full-time position. This is an excellent opportunity to work with high growth, dynamic players in the biotech, medical device and healthcare technology sectors. As a Danforth Staff Accountant, you would be able to access the resources of the entire Danforth organization and would likely work with a team of Danforth professionals on your engagements.


– Review, analyze, and process General Accounting transactions
– Proactively identify and problem-solve accounting issues. Make recommendations for resolutions
– Prepare, record and post journal entries
– Oversee purchasing and accounts payable files including processing invoices, handling vendor payments and inquiries, and preparing related correspondence
– Manage monthly close process
– Administer payroll
– Contribute to audit preparation
– Participate in other projects as deemed necessary by the client
– Work closely with all levels of staff and vendors within the client organization


– Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
– 2+ years accounting and finance experience (Big 4/CPA Firm experience a plus)
– Computer Skills: QuickBooks and Excel a must; Intacct, NetSuite, Great Plains, Equity Edge a plus
– Experience in Life Sciences industry is a plus
– Demonstrated ability to work in an early stage start-up environment
– Creative problem-solving skills including the ability to identify, recommend and implement solutions
– Strong interpersonal and client relationship skills
– Experience working as a consultant a plus, or a sincere interest and commitment to consulting

HR Manager
Location: Greater Boston/Virtual

We are looking for a dynamic HR Manager to join our growing Operations team. In collaboration with the HR & Recruiting Manager, this role will handle the day-to-day HR duties of the company and carry out responsibilities in the areas of benefits, compliance, compensation, orientation, and policy implementation.


– Implement, administer and manage benefit programs
– Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable federal and state requirements
– Maintain guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending policies and procedures
– Implement, analyze and annually update the compensation program
– Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee records
– Conduct new employee orientation and on boarding
– Work with Recruiting and Talent team members to source, recruit, and interview as needed
– Prepare employment agreements and statements of work
– Participate in other projects as deemed necessary


– 5+ years’ experience in Human Resources role
– Bachelor’s Degree
– Computer Skills: Microsoft Office suite, ADP a plus
– Must be a self-starter who is highly organized
– Demonstrated ability to work in a start-up and/or small company environment
– Creative problem-solving skills including the ability to identify, recommend and implement solutions
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Director of Clinical Outsourcing
Location: Greater Boston/Virtual

The Director of Clinical Outsourcing will participate in strategic planning activities and translate strategic decisions into operational plans and provide day-to-day management of the clinical outsourcing function for Danforth clients. This person identifies, evaluates, and develops outsourcing options and determines suitability to perform clinical outsourced activities. He or she will track materials such as contracts sent to and from vendors and monitor performance, in addition to resolving related business and technical issues throughout the life of the contract/study. He or she will develop and evaluate opportunities to improve, enhance, or expand relationships with vendors.


– Provide oversight and assist in the formulation of the outsourcing review process; oversee the qualification and selection of all new service providers
– Establish and monitor appropriate performance metrics for outsourcing processes and external provider relationships
– Develop internal tools and process to facilitate the outsourcing process
– Maintain knowledge on current service provider services and capabilities and industry outsourcing/contacting trends
– Establish and maintain productive and effective relationships internally with “internal customers” such as Clinical Development, Data Management, Regulatory, Medical Writing, Finance and Legal and other groups both in the US and x-US as necessary
– Organize and lead governance committee meetings wherein provider relationship and performance are reviewed and required actions are decided and followed-up. Visit providers as appropriate for assessments, meetings and or issue resolution.
– Keep up to date on outsourcing trends in the pharmaceutical industry in order to better establish financial and performance agreements


– Advanced knowledge of contract research organizations
– Proven working knowledge of the drug development process (Phase I-IV)
– Proven working knowledge of contract management, provider management, and governance
– Demonstrated effective influencing and negotiating and supervisory skills
– Strong analytical and problem solving skills
– Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, financial analysis, and cost analysis
– Strong computer skills with demonstrated experience in working with the Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
– Knows how/when to apply organizational policy or procedures to a variety of situations
– BS/BA in Life Science, Finance, or related discipline (advanced degree is a plus)
– Minimum of 10 years of related pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience
– Minimum of 8 years of direct clinical outsourcing experience
– Minimum of 4 years of previous supervisory experience


Director of Finance
Location: Greater Boston/Virtual

The Director of Finance will manage and direct all of the company’s finance and accounting operations. Responsibilities include the ability to implement scalable systems and processes while managing the day to day financial operations, including complex data analysis, annual budget forecasting, overseeing accounts and budgets, and making strategic financial decisions that will promote long-term sustainable growth. He/she should have the ability to be a key accounting and finance thought partner to the executive leadership team.


– Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance and projections to management, investors, lenders, and board of directors
– Manage accounting team and review monthly financials, including all transactional activities
– Oversee audit and tax functions, coordinate activities with outside audit firms
– Provide investor financial reporting and communications
– Be responsible for risk management, including broker relationship, management of claims, and completion of annual renewal process
– Oversee finance/accounting IT structure
– Serve as 401K plan administrator, including annual form 5500 and all compliance matters
– Manage all client contracts and vendor agreements
– Support HR with employee contact issue management, ACA compliance testing and employee benefit role out


– Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance and CPA or MBA
– 10+ years accounting/finance experience (Big 4/CPA firm experience a plus)
– Computer Skills: QuickBooks and Excel
– Creative problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify, recommend and implement solutions
– Strong interpersonal and client relationship skills