Financial Controller

New York City Full-time

ROCKETS OF AWESOME is reinventing the way parents shop for kids by leveraging technology, data, brand, personalization, and exceptional merchandise. We’re making shopping for kids apparel convenient and fun. This is the future of vertical commerce.

We are a New York City based, venture-backed startup with extensive executive expertise. Our founders and senior management team have been founders, CEOs, COOs and VPs at companies ranging from Birchbox and Gilt to Gap and Kate Spade.

We are building a creative and strategic team to develop a scalable e-commerce system that powers a business with massive market opportunity. We cultivate a culture of learning and continuous improvement, investing in automated testing, learning from real-world problems, and immediately adapting.

We value fun, simplicity, and teamwork.

 

About the Position:

We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Financial Controller responsibilities will also include financial risk management.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements
  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Manage annual financial audit

 

 

What We’re Looking For:

  • Hard-working and proactive – able to thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Calm under pressure
  • Extremely positive attitude
  • Desire to constantly learn while taking on new tasks and projects
  • Highly detail oriented with exceptional follow through
  • Flexible and adaptable to work in a collaborative start up environment
  • A high-energy team player with a can-do attitude willing to learn and grow with the company

Background and Experience:

  • Proven working experience as a Financial controller
  • 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Advanced degree in Accounting
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills