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Controller

Department: Finance
Location: Santa Monica, CA

One by one, we are leading a movement to a future where all beauty is clean beauty. We are powered by people, and our collective mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Formulate, advocate & educateó thatís our motto for creating products that truly perform while holding ourselves to unparalleled standards of safety.

Why?

Itís really this simple: Beauty should be good for you.

The Controller supports the accounting department and manages the administration of accounting policies, procedures, and programs. Responsibilities will cover all facets of accounting including revenue recognition, billing, collections, account reconciliations and financial reporting in compliance with US GAAP.

In this role you will be responsible for the following areas:

Accounting Close

  • Review, analyze and approve journal entries and data uploads for accuracy and completeness, in accordance with GAAP. †
  • Review monthly account analysis that are prepared by team, and review financial and operational reports to identify and explain fluctuations in performance.
  • Supervise all day-to-day accounting operations including general ledger, accounts payable, fixed assets, and tax compliance
  • Maintain internal control systems and enforcing proper policies for financial reporting.

Reporting

  • Prepare accurate consolidated financial statements on a timely basis, monthly, quarterly and year-end for review by VP.
  • Prepare the budget vs actual reports, and necessary supporting documentation and justifications for review by VP.†
  • Generate ad hoc analysis reporting, providing guidance and assistance when needed by management.
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly Bank Compliance activities are performed in a timely manner†
  • Assist in managing the accounts payable process to ensure proper invoice coding, proper expense approval, and timely vendor payment.

Other Duties

  • Develop innovative and effective solutions to problems in financial analysis, reporting and forecasting through individual effort or as part of a team.
  • Manage financial and SOX audits with external auditors.
  • Research accounting issues for compliance with GAAP.
  • Mentor, train and develop department staff accountants.
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities and identify opportunities to streamline administrative processes.
  • Prepare ad hoc analyses at the direction of the VP.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Accounting or Business required.
  • CPA and/or audit firm experience preferred.
  • 8+ years of accounting work experience required.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel Ė pivot tables, v lookup, sum if, etc.
  • Prior experience with SAP preferred.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to make decisions, exercise judgment, and interface effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

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