• Corporate Controller

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID 2018-1095
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    WHO WE ARE: CALIFIA FARMS

    We're Califia Farms (Califia, pronounced like California), the plant-powered food and beverage company of the future. Our mission is to innovate delicious plant-powered foods for mindful nourishment. We're led by beverage visionary Greg Steltenpohl, crafting, concocting and cold-brewing beautifully bottled goodness from the San Joaquin Valley. Our name comes from the Spanish legend of warrior Queen Califia, the goddess of bounty and abundance who ruled over the mythical island of California. We make our daily decisions using these five core values: Do, Learn Improve; Act Like an Owner; Challenge the Status Quo; The Bottle is Half Full; and Using our Sixth Sense (being conscious of our impact on others and the planet).

    In a snapshot:

    • Founded in 2010
    • 250+ full time staff and contracted employee
    • Headquarters in Downtown L.A. Arts District and Manufacturing in Bakersfield, CA
    • We believe in Shared Leadership where team members are heard and leadership is broadly distributed
    • We are committed to our people and to our communities' sustainability

    Responsibilities

    Summary

    Reporting to the CFO, the Controller is responsible for leading accounting and treasury operations, financial reporting, and defining and implementing internal controls and business processes to support Califia’s growth. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced, high growth, entrepreneurial environment.

     

    Key Responsibilities

    • Oversee all activities of the Accounting department including the month-end close process, financial reporting and account reconciliations
    • Manage all aspects of financial statement preparation – compliance with GAAP, GL structure, periodic financial reporting and adequate system of accounting records
    • Manage financial operations and reporting for three foreign subsidiaries including foreign currency translation and statutory audits as needed
    • Manage treasury operations and reporting including cash flow forecasting as well as monitoring banking requirements and compliance with debt covenants
    • Oversee comprehensive set of control processes, mitigate financial risk and ensure accuracy of company records
    • Manage corporate tax compliance to ensure the accurate and timely completion of all government reporting and tax filings across all geographical areas in which the company operates
    • Serve as the key technical accounting resource for the company
    • Tracking and management of Califia Farms assets
    • Establish and maintain systems and controls, verifying the integrity of all systems, processes and data
    • Coordinate annual audit and interaction with external auditors
    • Lead, mentor and develop the accounting department to become a high performing team
    • Participate in a wide variety of projects and compile ad-hoc reports

    Qualifications

    • Current or recent Corporate Controller in a fast-pace CPG/Food/Beverage manufacturing environment
    • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance and CPA certification
    • 10-15 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of 5 years leading an accounting department
    • 4-5 years of auditing experience with a Big 4 Accounting Firm preferred
    • High attention to detail and thoroughness and the ability to continually find ways to improve and promote quality
    • Ability to work in high-paced, entrepreneurial environment and manage multiple priorities
    • Understanding of Lean Accounting Practices and standard cost accounting a must
    • Previous involvement managing trade spend, P&L, financial analysis, forecasting and all other accounting function
    • Collaborative business partner adept in building cross-functional relationships to drive business results
    • Strong people leader with the ability to motivate the team to produce quality results consistently
    • Advanced excel skills
    • Knowledge of Ross ERP a plus

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