Date Posted: 2022-03-15

Job ID: EB-7370069909
Category: Accounting & Finance
Location: Lenexa, KS

We are seeking a Head of Finance / Controller to lead all Finance and Accounting. This role can stretch to oversee HR and IT, depending on the individual’s experience and/or abilities.

The Company is an established DtC brand with a long history and engaged customer base. They were recently acquired by private equity and have since invested heavily in their infrastructure and building out a robust multi-channel revenue model. The company sells through an established catalogue channel, via online marketplaces (Amazon, Overstock, Ebay), and DtC through its own ecommerce platform.

The Company is profitable and scaling quickly. They will continue to grow both organically with a continued emphasis on Ecommerce and Marketplace expansion, as well as through M&A.


• A member of the management team; will advise on strategic and operational decisions,and serve as a true business partner to the CEO, board of directors, and private investors.
• Lead overall financial, accounting, budgeting, inventory, treasury, tax, and insurance functions
• Manage financial reporting process to produce accurate, timely, and usable internal financial statements for month and year-end close in accordance with GAAP (including preparing all journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, accruals, reserve analyses, etc.)
• Maintain and improve internal financial/accounting procedures, processes, and controls
• Full ownership of all P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow reporting
• Lead the budgeting and reporting processes (including variance and cash flow analyses)
• Manage certain vendor relationships, including banks, auditors, and insurance/benefits as well as partner in managing freight and personnel
• Manage annual independent financial audit, interim / annual tax preparation, and other filings as needed to ensure compliance with all government and regulatory authorities
• Work as part of the management team in developing strategy


• 7+ years of professional experience in a similar role
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field preferred
• Strong problem solving and analytical capabilities
• Ability to be both strategic and tactical
• Self-starter
• Experience with a company backed by an investment firm is a plus
• Experience with direct-to-consumer retail, merchandising, or e-commerce is a strong plus; experience in a business-to-business product company is a plus
• Experience driving performance improvement and growth of a small or mid-size company is a plus

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