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Cynthia Bassett Hartwig
Chief Financial Officer - Biomedical Research
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Cynthia Bassett Hartwig

Chief Financial Officer - Biomedical Research
Cynthia Bassett Hartwig is a prominent figure in finance and strategic consultation, with a rich background in the manufacturing and biomedical research sectors. She offers expert fractional CFO services at the forefront of Business Strategy, LLC, providing essential financial guidance and support to emerging startups and smaller-scale businesses. As a fractional CFO, she expertly leads her clients through the intricacies of financial management, catalyzing growth, streamlining strategies, improving cash flow, and reaching impressive profit margins. Her extensive experience spans various industries, including biotechnology, healthcare, e-commerce, and technology, where she has significantly contributed to multiple business growth projects. With a strong base in accounting and finance, developed over many years in various positions, she is deeply committed to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their financial dreams. She advocates for the efficiency and value of fractional CFO services, emphasizing their ability to offer superior quality while maintaining cost-effectiveness. Her business philosophy is centered on fostering enduring, trust-based relationships with her clients, marked by a commitment to transparency and mutual respect.
Fluxion Biosciences
Capella University
St Anthony, MN, USA

Professional Background

  • Current status
  • Profession
    Financial Advisor
    Financial Analyst
  • Fields
  • Work experience
    More than 15 years (More than 15 years relevant)
  • Management
    I've had experience in managing 15+ people
  • Skills
    Microsoft Office
  • Highest level of education

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  • Freelance

Work Experience

Chief Financial Officer

Apr 2019 - Present
St Anthony, MN, USA
San Francisco Bay Area Oversee preparation of all financial reporting for external and internal purposes Establish, monitor and enforce internal controls Manage cash flow and have substantially decreased AR number of days outstanding Provide strategic recommendations to CEO and members of the executive management team Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation and filing necessary documents Review formal finance and IT related procedures Plan, direct, and coordinate all accounting operational functions Streamline the accounting process and integration of software Prepare payroll and manage HR


Oct 2018 - Feb 2019
5 mos
Benicia, CA, USA
Manage the close process Full responsibility of financial records, report directly to the CEO Lead the development and improvement of processes and procedures to establish and reinforce internal control for accurate financial statement reporting Implement the conversion from Xero to NetSuite Depreciation of all Fixed Assets Changes to processes to prepare for continued growth Manage the resolution of complex accounting issues Ensure proper retention of accounting records Accruals and prepaid account maintenance and reconciliation Analyze financial reports and advise improvements in processes.

Accounting Manager

May 2015 - Sep 2018
3 yrs 5 mos
Eagan, MN, USA
Ahola Mack - see below - then returned in August 2017) Aug 2017 - Sept 2018 Consolidated Financial Reports for Management Fixed Assets Management Monthly Close Financial Statement Analysis Reconciliation of all Balance Sheet Accounts Maintenance of Accounting Records Monitoring of Controls Accounts Payable Payment Scheduling Accounts Receivable Collections Management


Bachelor of Science (BS)
2006 - 2008