Controller

| Chicago

DESCRIPTION

Position Overview:

The Catch Company is looking for an experienced accountant to lead book-keeping, accounting and compliance. The individual will also support high-priority strategic initiatives, FP&A and investor communications.

 

 

What you will do:

  • Set accounting/financial reporting strategy, ensuring GAAP compliance
  • Manage internal and third-party resources in executing our accounting/financial reporting
  • Lead monthly, quarterly, and annual closing process
  • Deliver timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Generate and deliver monthly, quarterly, annual budget variance analysis
  • Conduct cost reviews to identify savings opportunities
  • Oversee Accounts Payable and Payroll processes, and manage bill payments
  • Lead annual budgeting process
  • Lead annual audit process
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements for accounting and bookkeeping
  • Direct Accounting and Legal partners in the preparation of tax & other regulatory filings
  • Identify opportunities for system improvements and future accounting/financial system implementation
  • Support FP&A team in generating cash flow projections and manage cash burn
  • Provide support for high-impact strategic projects (e.g., negotiations, M&A, fundraising)
  • Provide support for investor touch points as needed (e.g., board meetings)

What will make you successful:

  • Curiosity: Always seeking to understand “why”. Always looking to make things better.
  • Passion: You are driven by a love for what you do
  • Optimism: The ability to bounce back quickly when something doesn’t work
  • Action: Knowing when to shift from planning to doing
  • Honesty: Transparency with customers, partners and teammates. Strong professional ethics and integrity
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate financial concepts to non-financial executives
  • Willingness to be tough on third-party partners in order to drive timely action
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects with different stakeholders
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and data-driven mindset
  • Willingness to get your hands dirty

 

What makes this a special opportunity:

  • This is an opportunity to own a critical function for a dynamic early-stage eCommerce startup with tons of momentum (ranked #435 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies)
  • We place a premium on building a great culture made up of great people
  • You will work with and learn from experienced leaders who have a track record of building successful companies
  • We are based in Chicago’s West Loop, with easy access to all major public transportation systems

REQUIREMENTS

What experience you need:

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree
  • Current CPA designation and 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience working with Big 4 accounting firms strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting, finance, budgeting, tax and regulatory requirements, accounts payable, and banking
  • Experience building reporting standards for internal, external, & board communications
  • Experience building and implementing financial controls
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Experience using Quickbooks or similar accounting software
  • Experience implementing new accounting software a plus
  • Experience or interest in working in a startup environment

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Medical Dental and Vision insurance.
  • 401(K)
  • Ability to work from home if there is a need.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • "Take what you need" vacation policy.
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Location

Our office is located in the midst of West Loop's restaurant row. With easy access to Au Chavel, Little Goat and trendy coffee spots like Stump Town.
549 W Randolph St , Chicago , IL 60661

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