We are looking for a collaborative, detail-oriented, and organized Controller to lead our accounting team. In this position, you will play a key role in managing the finances of our business, including creating financial transactions and generating relevant reports. You will collaborate and communicate with employees, vendors, and customers to ensure accuracy of financial transactions.
What you’ll do:
Oversee and lead the daily accounting operational functions
Prepare and coordinate the presentation of financial statements
Partner with leadership team to build annual budgets
Manage month-end and year-end close processes
Act as primary liaison for external auditors and coordinate company materials for annual audit
Build and improve accounting processes, including internal control systems
Oversee regulatory reporting, including tax planning and compliance
Partner with the CFO and CEO on ad-hoc analyses, as needed
What we’re looking for:
5+ years of experience in a senior accounting role, ideally with a startup retail or CPG company; previous experience managing or coaching others preferred.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of experience and education; CPA or MBA a plus but not required
Excellent communication skills – you’re a strong relationship builder and understand how to tailor your communication for the specific audience you’re addressing.
Eye for detail – not only are you meticulous about your work product but you also understand how to organize yourself and manage your time in order to meet deadlines and goals.
Passion for what you do – you’re excited to build out a strong accounting function for a rapidly growing business.
Adaptability and flexibility – you recognize that anything can – and will – happen and you’re able to calmly troubleshoot issues and respond to changing priorities.
Collaborative spirit and commitment to Levain’s core values – you’re a team player and willing to lend a hand or elevate those around you. A good sense of humor doesn’t hurt either!
Dynamic work environment with a warm and supportive team
Direct access to an experienced leadership team
Health, vision, dental insurance with employer-funded HRA
Additional supplemental benefits: transit benefits, dependent care account, pet insurance, etc.
Paid time off
401K with company match (after waiting period)
Opportunity for career development
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About Levain Bakery
Competitive swimmers and triathletes, Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald passed their grueling workouts by engaging in passionate conversations about starting their own company and baking, which ultimately inspired them to leave their respective careers in fashion and finance. They opened a small bread shop in 1995, which they named Levain Bakery.
One day, they created an ultimate chocolate chip walnut cookie to give them energy while training for a triathlon. They decided to sell a batch in their bakery, and they flew off the shelves. An icon was born. The cozy shop on West 74th Street quickly became a neighborhood favorite and a destination for epicurious travelers from around the world, hungry for the world-famous six-ounce cookies.
From the start they baked everything fresh on-site each day and donated the day’s leftovers to charity each night, actions that remain solidly in place almost 25 years later. Levain Bakery now has six locations with more to come, plus ecommerce gift boxes, and more delicious bites of joy in the works!
We strive every day to embody our company’s five core values: Community, Fun, Integrity, Kindness, and Heart and are excited to welcome new team members to help bring a little piece of Levain cookie love to recipients in New York and beyond!