Controller : San Francisco, CA : Full Time

As Controller, you will be a key leader for the financial operations of our client's rapidly growing company, a prestige beauty brand. You will be responsible for providing technical accounting expertise, improvement of financial processes, and development of a high performing accounting team. You must be a hands-on, roll up your sleeves type of manager and should enjoy a fast-paced, early-stage environment with the ability to work cross functionally across the organization.


  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, G/L, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  • Manage month-end accounting process, ensuring conformance with standard GAAP accounting and publish timely monthly financial statements
  • Serve treasury function, tracking monthly bank reconciliation and ensuring proper controls and investment strategies for cash on hand
  • Track and ensure payment of sales and use taxes, along with necessary registrations with various state and local agencies
  • Own relationship with Audit Firm and comply with all Bank and Board Directed Audits
  • Be aware of changes in accounting compliance and technical requirements that affect the organization and implement accordingly.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Oversee, coach and continue to develop an accounting team of two direct reports
  • Develop accounting systems and infrastructure to scale with business growth
  • Identify and recommend to CFO any financial opportunities to improve financial and cash management
  • Develop, manage, and build a top tier team that proactively drives continuous improvement and works with a collaborative mentality


  • 8+ years of experience in Accounting and Finance and a min of 3+ years of experience where you have independently managed accounting processes
  • Prior experience as Controller or finance leader in fast-growing company preferred.
  • Accounting firm audit experience is preferred but not required
  • CPA Required
  • Strong GAAP and financial reporting technical skills
  • Excellent Excel and financial modeling ability
  • Flexible and creative, with ability to learn new and complex concepts quickly. Relentlessly resourceful and diligent
  • Strategic perspective – ability to integrate finance, human resources and legal perspectives into accounting and other decision-making in the company
  • Exceptional work ethic and the willingness and ability to “roll up sleeves”
  • Strong track record of successfully motivating, developing, and helping people reach their full potential