UrbanStems is a modern floral and gifting company designed for thoughtful people. Founded in 2014 in Washington, DC, UrbanStems has become a leader in the space with our expressive bouquets, plants and gift options. From coast-to-coast next day delivery to same-day courier service in NYC and DC, we are helping people stay connected. 

Named one of Inc. 500’s fastest-growing companies in 2019, UrbanStems has launched brand partnerships with Vogue, Bumble, JCrew and more. We offer a collaborative and open working environment with ample opportunity to grow and learn.

We are seeking a CPA with strong accounting knowledge of the CPG industry who is a team player at heart; someone who appreciates the value of building relationships and partnering cross-functionally to develop solutions to support the business and foster an environment striving for continuous improvement and growth. You will be responsible for general accounting functions, cash and treasury activities, and financial statement reporting. You will be expected to drive efficiency in our day-to-day accounting activities and our month end financial close process as well as develop and implement new processes and systems. 

This position will be responsible for supporting all parts of our financial reporting process and will be expected to understand internal control design concepts sufficient to assess the effectiveness of controls. The position is expected to have a strong sense of ownership, ability to identify process improvement and drive opportunities for positive change across the organization.

Responsibilities 

  • Manage day-to-day accounting activities and supervise staff accountants to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Manage the monthly closing of the books, including maintaining a closing checklist, properly delegating the work to the team, and ensuring all deliverables are completed
  • Manage all aspects of the recording, adjustment, and review of all accounting records 
  • First review of all Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, and annual financial reporting
  • Create schedules for GL accounts and reconcile GL accounts
  • Main liaison and lead every Audit and Field Exam
  • Provide all reporting for Audit and Field Exam
  • Train team on audit and Field Exam procedures
  • Ensure that statutory tax filings are completed timely for all states, including sales and use tax registrations and filings, payroll-related tax filings, and supporting the third party CPA firm on all income tax filing requirements
  • Maintain integrity of chart of accounts, allocations, and reporting
  • Review the timely and accurate recording of assets and transactions into the company accounting system
  • Reconcile intercompany transactions
  • Oversee Inventory Cost Accounting and lead team in the inventory cycle count
  • Own the fixed asset process, including developing processes for capitalization of fixed assets, maintain fixed asset schedules and depreciation entries
  • Create and maintain internal controls
  • Provide technical support on Management Reporting
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Maintain cash flow projection on a weekly basis
  • Prepare financials in accordance with US GAAP
  • Provide annual 1099s to vendors and IRS
  • Maintain process documentation and look for opportunities to automate and improve daily account processes 
  • Provide support to Senior Management with audits, special inquiries, projects and ad-hoc analysis

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and CPA or equivalent qualification required
  • 7 – 10 years experience in accounting/finance
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required to effectively communicate with external and internal customers
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, IFRS and Internal Controls
  • Ability to manage deadlines and projects to completion
  • Background in intercompany / cross border sales and other intercompany transactions
  • SAP experience a must
  • Advance analytics and Excel Skill
  • Retail and/or wholesale experience a must
  • Proven operational and managerial skills 
  • Able to present financial data in a concise, logical and useful manner
  • Ability to think proactively and work in a highly collaborative and high paced environment
  • A demonstrated history of solving multiple and complex operational and accounting challenges
  • Solid organizational skills along with an aptitude for information technology
  • Aptitude for numbers, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong interpersonal written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized with utmost attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple/conflicting priorities and deliverables under the pressure of deadlines with composure
  • Self-starter, at ease working independently and exhibits high degree of motivation, bias for action and a passion for innovation
  • Unfazed by the challenges of developing systems and processes from scratch

We value diversity at UrbanStems. We welcome and employ individuals regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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