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Controller

A bit about us: while most retailers only want you to buy what they’re selling, the Grommet is focused on helping people discover things worth buying. Through our e-commerce shop and wholesale business, we shine a light on great new products from small businesses and help them compete with the big guys, so that the best ideas win.

The Grommet is seeking an experienced Controller to oversee and direct all financial accounting activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, internal and external financial reporting and compliance with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings including sales tax filings. This person will report to the CFO.

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Develop and lead the accounting team
  • Oversee the Month End Close process and work towards automation of procedures
  • Issue timely and complete financial statements
  • Sales tax compliance
  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll in coordination with Human Resources
  • Establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures using GAAP principles
  • Establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data
  • Monitors and maintains cash balances in conjunction with the CFO
  • Continue to growth the accounting systems in partnership with our product and engineering teams.
  • Help document and implement internal controls including policies and procedures manuals

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, Master’s or CPA required
  • 7+ years of related accounting and finance experience
  • Experience automating processes is a plus
  • Experience working with Excel & Google applications
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience leading a team in a fast past environment

SOME OF THE GOOD STUFF

Work Environment: We’re a fun, growing e-commerce company. Our office is a beautifully crafted modern-rustic oasis and you dress the way you feel comfortable. Located a five-minute walk from Davis Square. Free coffee and snacks!
Fun and Fast-Paced: You must be comfortable with an energetic, fast-paced environment. (We’re a growing startup.) Our team is full of creative, driven people with unique vision and we like working here. We’re building a disruptive product launch platform and we’re dedicated to making The Grommet a success.
Discounts: We offer discounts on hundreds of the products on our site. Sometimes, we even have free giveaways! It’s perfect for gift giving.
Competitive salary, great benefits, and yearly bonus incentive plan based on performance
Culture of Mentorship and Learning: You’ll get exposure to Boston’s startup industry and the chance to learn from people on our team and from the industry. We host frequent information and expertise sharing events (formal and informal) at work and give team members the chance to go to out-of-office events, too.

TO APPLY

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