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Controller

Finance | Mountain View, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

KiwiCo is an innovative eCommerce company that sparks kids’ creativity and curiosity through offline and online materials and inspiration. We offer kids a delightful, engaging way to explore, create, and learn. We offer a subscription service that delivers curated hands-on projects to kids. We take great pride and ownership in the products we build and in the community of parents and kids we serve. KiwiCo is backed by leading investors including First Round Capital, Felicis Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and Forerunner Ventures. Our offices are located in Mountain View, within walking distance from the Caltrain station.


Role and Responsibilities

As KiwiCo’s Corporate Controller, you are responsible for accounting, tax, payroll, and maintenance of the associated systems, controls and procedures. You will lead a team to support KiwiCo’s operational activity and implement systems and processes to support our growth. Your responsibilities include:


  • Ensure consistent implementation of corporate accounting principles, procedures, and revenue recognition policies in full compliance with US GAAP.

  • Own the financial close process and all associated processes and reporting to deliver accurate and timely results to the organization to facilitate critical decision making. 

  • Responsible for monthly financial close including detailed analysis and reconciliation of all general ledger accounts, and timely preparation of financial statements and supporting schedules. 

  • Develop, implement and maintain the internal systems and financial controls consistent with KiwiCo’s policies and regulatory guidelines, ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal tax requirements and filings.

  • Prepare the company for public company accounting and reporting standards (e.g. SEC reporting and SOX compliance).

  • Lead a team of accounting professionals with responsibilities for the general ledger, tax, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, stock plan administration, and financial reporting.

  • Manage relationships with auditors and external accounting/tax advisors.

  • Provide leadership and vision for scaling the team and our financial infrastructure to keep up with the demands of KiwiCo’s high-growth business. 

  • Build relationships and partner with department leaders to understand key issues and business drivers.  Provide data and insights to help managers run the company and make effective decisions.

  • Understand and document reporting needs, collaborate on operational issues, develop creative solutions in the absence of perfect systems, and provide business guidance and insight through financial reporting.

  • Evaluate opportunities for scale and growth and consider ways to drive efficiency and automation.


Required Qualifications

As a start-up celebrating creativity and development, we believe and encourage the same in our team. We seek team players with an infectious positive energy, great initiative, and a get-it-done attitude. Candidates must thrive in ambiguity and love a rapid pace. You must have a strong desire to learn and improve. The ideal candidate has great attention to detail and a competitive drive to fulfill our business demands with the highest level of efficiency. Excellent organizational, analytical, and multi-tasking skills are musts. Required skills and qualifications: 

   

  • 8+ years experience, combination of public accounting and public or private company operating preferred.

  • A strong technical accounting background, CPA or CMA required.

  • Proven ability to successfully evaluate, implement, and integrate financial systems and tools; ERP implementation experience preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate actively and effectively on multidisciplinary teams. 

  • Exceptional communication skills. Can create common knowledge and generate buy-in and influence towards recommended decisions at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders. 

  • Clear understanding and deep appreciation for KiwiCo’s mission in developing young innovators.

  • Experience with direct-to-consumer, eCommerce, and/or subscription businesses.

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Concentration in Accounting or Finance preferred.


If you’re passionate about delivering innovative, delightful, and enriching products and experiences for kids, we’d love to hear from you. 


Diversity

KiwiCo is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals seeking employment at KiwiCo are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected category.