Controller

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ABOUT CHOWLY INC
Recognized as one of the Best Medium Places to Work in 2020 and 2021 by Builtin Chicago, Chowly has been consistently growing and evolving since its founding in 2015.  Our team values innovation, collaboration, and transparency. In our environment, your opinions count; contributions are recognized and rewarded. Culture is paramount, and our number-one priority is hiring people with great energy, who want to engage in building and supporting the goals and future of Chowly alongside their own

Chowly, the market leader in the Third Party Online Ordering (TOOS) to Point of Sale (POS)  integration space, currently helps restaurants streamline the delivery process and simplify technology in over 200 cities across the US, Canada and Mexico.

POSITION 

The Controller contributes to the overall success of the organization by proactively supporting the CFO through effective management of the financial operations for the organization.  This includes being accountable for the financial reporting infrastructure (people, process, systems) required to maintain the day-to-day operational requirements of the finance department and to deliver timely and accurate financial information to support the Company.  The Controller plays a critical role in supporting the senior leadership team by providing key information for strategic decision making to enable the business to scale according to business plans and objectives.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Financial accounting and reporting

  • Maintain and deliver timely and accurate financial statements, reports and Management Discussion & Analysis in accordance with GAAP

  • Deliver monthly department KPI reports, including key SaaS metrics to the CFO and Management Team, to track performance against Company objectives

  • Develop, implement, and monitor adequate internal controls over financial reporting throughout the Company

  • Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll

  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions

  • Introduce best in class automated financial reporting infrastructure by utilizing current tools and/or evaluating new technology tools to enhance the reporting function

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure and stored in compliance with current legislation

Tax Compliance:

  • Ensure all corporate tax reporting requirements and deadlines are met including state/federal income tax and sales/use tax filings

  • Complete NEXUS analyses for all US states where the Company could have tax exposure

Commissions:

  • Ensure commissions are paid out according to the approved sales commission plans

  • Introduce adequate reporting and monitoring processes in conjunction with Sales & Marketing team

Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Prepare monthly department reports and review with Department Leads

  • Develop detailed forward looking forecasts for presentation to the Management Team

  • Identify profit improvement opportunities and make recommendations to Management Team

Credit & Collections:

  • Establish credit policies appropriate for the business, including due diligence of new customers and monitoring of current customers

  • Introduce & execute collections processes to ensure outstanding accounts are paid within established credit terms

Treasury:

  • Effectively monitor the company’s cash flow

  • Assist with preparation of 12 month-rolling cash flow forecasts

Capital Planning

  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate

Payroll preparation and administration:

  • Oversee all payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner

  • Process and submit statutory and benefits remittances on time

Other Finance operations:

  • Oversee administration of signing authority matrix for review and approval of all operating and staff expenses according to company policy

  • Oversee the management of all leases, key vendor contracts and other financial commitments

Information Technology:

  • Support for all technology applications utilized within accounting and/or that interface with accounting applications for internal and external reporting purposes.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION 

  • University degree in Accounting

  • 5+ years of experience in a management capacity in a Finance team

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Knowledge and proficiency of generally accepted accounting principles for technology companies

  • Acts as a leader within the organization and internally to develop the accounting team as required

  • Able to think strategically in a forward looking manner while maintaining an attention to the detail of the day to day financial operations of the business

  • Plays a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations to enable the business to scale according to business plans

  • Strong analytical, mathematical, and financial acumen

  • Proactively prepares business cases, reports, metrics and recommendations for senior management that may be useful for decision making purposes

  • Clear communication and writing skills

ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  • External financial statements and MD&A completed accurately within established deadlines

  • KPI reporting completed accurately within established deadlines

  • Payroll completed accurately within established deadlines

  • Audits completed satisfactory and within required deadlines 

  • Timely collection of accounts receivable

  • Cash monitoring

 

TECHNOLOGY USED 

  • General ledger and invoicing applications

  • MS Office- Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Gmail and Google Docs and Google Sheets

 

PERKS AND BENEFITS
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and are an equal opportunity employer. 

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off, holiday leave, and remote work

  • 401(k) Plan 

  • Convenient to public transportation with pre-tax commuter benefit 

  • Health and Wellness Program stipend and onsite gym

  • Robust medical, dental, and vision health  insurance (100% coverage for individual medical insurance) 

  • 10 Week Parental Plan for primary and secondary caregivers 

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Location

We're located right in the Loop of Downtown Chicago! Close to the Lake CTA stop and tons of great lunch spots!

An Insider's view of Chowly Inc.

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the Chowly office is truly electric. To walk into an office full of smiling faces and laughter everyday makes me excited to come in every morning. I have never worked somewhere where every single team member is passionate about the product and the company.

Mallory

Strategic Account Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Depending on the project, I find myself collaborating with implementation teams, enterprise account managers, or product development. We communicate through a number of different mediums including slack, email, and in person. Every project is different, and success strongly depends on cohesive and efficient teamwork.

Alex

Enterprise Account Executive

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I first started at Chowly 3.5 years ago , I was the employee number 12 and it's incredible how we have grown! I was brought on as a Configuration Specialist and due to dedicating myself to the Chowly brand and hard work, I started my own department: Human Resources! I love people, Chowly and problem solving and it was a perfect fit

Kimiko

Human Resources

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We strive to have an open door policy at Chowly. Any team member can schedule time with leadership to share ideas, innovations, or talk about a recent challenge or struggle. This accessibility allows us to change and grow organically which drives teamwork across all levels.

Joe

COO

What does your typical day look like?

When I first started at Chowly, every single person on my team rallied around me, welcomed me, and made sure I was equipped with all the tools to succeed. It's so refreshing to work for a company that values my ideas. Every day I can expect humor, hard work, and a genuine sense of community. It really feels like a second home to me.

Taylor Riley

Sales

What are Chowly Inc. Perks + Benefits

Chowly Inc. Benefits Overview

At Chowly we offer a wide variety of benefits listed below.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 10 weeks of parental leave for the primary and secondary caretakers. Secondly we offer a "Baby steps back program" which is an additional reduced work scheduled for primary caregivers
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
The Chowly Coaches Program's objective is to create a platform to support new Chowly employees as they transition into their role at Chowly with guidance from a tenured Chowly Coach.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Some additional perks after work are happy hours, potluck dinners, and local activities.

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