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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


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


  • 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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We are located in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood across the street from the French Market and Ogilvie Transportation Center.

An Insider's view of Catch Co.

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Catch Co. continuously encourages me to expand my skill set and advance my career, particularly when I transitioned into my new role within the company. I have the opportunity to work on high-impact projects, collaborate with senior leaders, and drive company culture – all while collaborating with team members across functions.

Natalie Robinson

Special Projects Manager

What is your vision for the company?

We believe the unknown is best explored together. We exist to create a community of discoverers. Our vision is for every angler in America to discover something great, unexpected or memorable through one of our brands.

Ross Gordon


How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of our key objectives is to put the right data in the hands of our decision makers via our self-service analytics platform. We’re constantly talking to our peers in marketing, operations, etc., about the issues they’re trying to solve, building tools to help them analyze those issues, and improving those tools through a constant feedback cycle.

Nick Johnson

Strategy and Analytics Manager

What are Catch Co. Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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