Controller/VP Accounting at Cooler Screens

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Controller/VP Of Accounting


Cooler Screens was founded on the core idea that consumers deserve a far better experience than what is available today in brick-and-mortar retail. We call this concept Consumer Experience (“CX”) and it guides all that we do.  We have begun the CX journey by bringing what consumers love about shopping on-line to the frozen and refrigerated food aisle.


Cooler Screens is re-imagining the business of brick-and-mortar retail for retailers and brands.  We are transforming retail cooler surfaces into IoT enabled screens that deliver new marketing opportunities and smart merchandising for the ultimate shopper experience. Cooler Screens is building the world’s first and largest in-store digital media and edge computing platform at the retail point-of-sale.


Cooler Screens is powered by proprietary innovation and a global network of industry-leading partners.  Global technology, CPG, and retail leaders have partnered with Cooler Screens to be part of this important and rapidly growing industry initiative.   We are backed and led by some of the most prominent Silicon Valley and Chicago leaders, advisers, and investors.  


As the Controller you will work closely with senior leadership to strengthen the company’s accounting and operational functions.  You will be responsible for managing payables, receivables, payroll, taxes, financial reporting, and provide business support. We are looking for an entrepreneurial team player, with the ability and willingness to roll up their sleeves as needed.   A successful candidate will need to be a self-starter who will take the initiative to proactively identify and resolve challenges.  The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of the entire finance function, a passion for the details, and the ability to explain them.


What You Will Do

  • Reports to management regarding the finances of the company
  • Prepare, develop, and apply accounting policies, procedures, and compliance
  • Provide management with information vital to the decision-making process
  • Coordinate monthly, quarterly and annual close, including preparation of financial statements and related variance analysis
  • Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expense entries by compiling and analyzing account information, controls all changes to the chart of accounts, responsible for P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow impact, A/P and A/R
  • Maintains cash flow information to manage and project cash balances with accuracy 
  • Manage commercial banking relationships. Coordinate and facilitate banking transactions including cash management activities
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations, avoids legal challenges by complying with legal requirements
  • Manage the activities related to external audits and tax preparation
  • Provides guidance for creating forecasts and budgets to operations management by collecting analyzing and summarizing account information and trends
  • Manage and assist in preparation of interim and annual compensation worksheets for the sales force
  • Formulate and recommend policies, procedures and systems of control to ensure accuracy and security of the accounting data
  • Hire, train and retain skilled accounting staff when and as needed to support Cooler Screens’ growth
  • Problem resolution and/or troubleshooting
  • Special projects as assigned


Who You Are

  • 5-10 years of experience in a senior accounting or financial management role, at least 3 years in a Controller function
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
  • CPA, CGMA, CMA, CFA certification, Certified Treasury Professional accreditation, or equivalent
  • Mastery of FP&A, accounting, and operational finance processes
  • A mix of experience in fast-growing technology companies as well as more established organizations, is strongly desired
  • Proven ability to analyze financial reporting and forecast revenues and expense at the corporate level
  • Experience partnering with business operations to provide financial insight and develop valuable reporting/metrics
  • Strong technology skills with solid knowledge of comprehensive enterprise systems, preferably Microsoft Dynamics, QuickBooks, and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Cooler Perks   


For the right candidate, we have a competitive compensation and ownership package with an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, paid time off, and many other perks.  Come join our fast-growing team.  You can be based in Chicago or possibly elsewhere.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, native origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status. 

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We’re on Michigan and Wacker—in the heart of the city—near an abundance of lunch spots, shops, public transit, and striking river views.

What are Cooler Screens Perks + Benefits

Cooler Screens Benefits Overview

As a regular employee of the Company, you will be eligible to participate in a number of Company-sponsored benefits. The benefits package currently includes 4-weeks of Paid Time Off annually accrued per pay period, medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, FSA, dependent FSA, HSA, commuter, 529 college savings, and 401(k). As we continue to grow, we are constantly reviewing our benefits and finding ways to enhance the Employee Experience at Cooler Screens.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Cooler Screens offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast every Tuesday. You will also get free lunch every other Friday.
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer a 529 College Savings that offers you insight on how to invest your money for your child’s college expenses and further helps you save for retirement!

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