Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller for a Popular Cosmetics Company

Description: Our client is a popular cosmetics company that uses only clean, non-toxic ingredients. They are headquartered in Los Angeles and experiencing rapid growth. They are seeking an Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller to lead accounting operations and help to build up the accounting and finance teams as they expand their business over the next year and beyond. This role will work closely with the company’s CFO and will collaborate cross-functionally with many other departments, most notably with the Sales, Innovation, and Operations teams.

- Assist with changing over all accounting and payroll operations from Quickbooks to the Netsuite platform
- Help with preparation of balance sheets, profit and loss statements, account analysis, bank reconciliations, month-end journal entries, and other financial reports
- Ensure that all financial reporting is compliant with GAAP
- Identify areas for improvement in accounting procedures and make recommendations for new best practices in order to streamline process efficiency
- Manage additional resources, including AR, AP, and others as they continue to grow
- Assist the CFO as the company builds their accounting and finance teams
- Plan and execute on workflow for monthly, quarterly, and yearly accounting closes
- Bachelor’s degree, required
- CPA required- 4-7 years accounting experience, required—at least 1-2 years at a fast-growing startup, a big plus
- Previous experience in accounting/finance in consumer goods or retail (beauty/personal care/cosmetics industry a big plus)
- Knowledge of GAAP, financial reporting, AR/AP, and accounting closes
- Familiarity with both Quickbooks and Netsuite platforms and knowledge of the similarities and differences between the two
- Proficient with MS Suites, particularly Excel (PivotTables, Macros, etc.)- Growth mindset, with the to define parameters for continuous improvement
- Ability to work cross-functionally with different departments to achieve company-wide goals- Strong sense of timeliness and organization
- Entrepreneurial spirit, with the desire to help carry out the company’s mission of producing high-quality beauty products made with clean ingredients


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