Impact drives you to excel and you are passionate about precision within a rapidly scaling business. You are enthralled with seeing the trends across productivity, strategy, and quality as it pertains to finance and accounting. You have direct experience overseeing all aspects of accounting and were born ready to support Seed’s growing business ecosystem. You’re seeking a new chapter with the rare opportunity to design and implement thoughtful and scalable internal controls and accounting processes within a dynamic organization. You are energized by the idea of building from the ground up and automatically operate three steps ahead on the chess board. You seamlessly shift from long-term strategic thinking to tactical day-to-day operations and thoroughly enjoy process design and improvement. You exhibit entrepreneurial finesse and are excited to lead by example as you build an internal accounting department and transition daily accounting operations and logistics in-house. You are eager to make an impact, not only within our quickly growing business but within microbial science, all in the interest of advancing human and planetary health.

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee all accounting operations: monthly close processes and reconciliations, inventory control and management, AP, AR, cash management, and tax
  • Develop and implement process improvements to improve monthly close processes to ensure GAAP compliance and accurate, timely reporting
  • Design process improvements for improved inventory management and visibility, including cycle count processes and physical inventory counts
  • Regularly review internal controls and implement process improvements to insulate risk and protect company assets
  • Streamline AP processes to ensure vendor communication and expectations
  • Manage cash management activities and reconciliation to provide leadership greater visibility into cash flow
  • Recruit, manage and mentor growing Accounting team as company transitions from external accounting support to in-house team
  • Support ERP implementation with Finance and Operations counterparts to ensure a smooth transition
  • Publish monthly financial reporting and key financial metrics reporting pack for leadership and lead investors
  • Oversee sales tax filings and annual income tax filings
  • Support legal entity review and development of tax planning strategies
  • Lead annual audit with external auditors

Who you are:

  • CPA with 8+ years of experience and advanced knowledge of GAAP and technical accounting expertise
  • Experience with a mix of Big 4 or large accounting firm and in-house within inventory-based business with significant R+D; experience in high growth subscription, CPG and/or DTC business a big plus
  • Analytical problem solver with who enjoys the ‘build stage’ as the company scales
  • Process-oriented and always looking to find solutions to help automate, streamline and reduce risk of manual error
  • Able to seamlessly adjust from high-level strategic thinking to understanding the details
  • A strong leader and manager who enjoys building and mentoring a growing team
  • Excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Interested in growing microbiome research and the potential for positive impact on human and planetary health
  • Eager to make an impact in a growing business on the forefront of microbiome science

 

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