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Head of Accounting

  • Thread starter Thread starter Shinesty
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At Shinesty, our mission is to force the world to take itself less seriously. We make people laugh first and sell second. Our mothers don’t always approve of what we do, but the millions of people we’ve entertained over the years do.

This role requires a strategic, analytical, and experienced financial mind. You are a detail oriented technical accountant with extensive experience working with physical inventory in the e-commerce world. You are comfortable working with all teams including at the executive level and you seek to truly own the company’s financial processes and reporting. You strive to deliver not only the “what” of financial position, but also the “why.”

This position is a highly visible, key role within the organization. The Controller will work closely with the executive, technical and operations teams on a daily basis. The Controller will own and manage all aspects of corporate accounting including close processes, timely financial reporting, data integrity management within the ERP (Netsuite), oversight of AP and AR, plus some administrative responsibilities for the company. This person must be a hands on leader who brings strength in process improvement, streamlining close cycles and is experienced in managing financial reporting according to US GAAP. Reports directly to the CEO with ongoing support from fractional CFO.


  • Management and oversight of the company’s day-to-day transactional accounting activities maintaining Chart of Accounts and General Ledger accuracy, including:
    • Order to Cash [Sales Orders, Cash Sales, AR invoicing, and Cash collections]
    • Purchase to Pay [Purchase Orders, Item Receipts, AP processing and bill payments
    • Cash management
    • Payroll
    • Ensuring ERP integration points and the associated automated transactions are working as anticipated
  • Continually improve and execute the company’s month end close schedules and processes, including all balance sheet reconciliations, journal entries, proper revenue recognition, inventory integrity, fixed assets, and any other accrual entries.
  • Prepare accurate monthly financial statements in a timely manner along with insights into what drove the reported results and a comparison to plan.
  • Monitors financial trends and provides team members with detailed reports and ad-hoc analysis; advise on problem matters and recommends courses of action designed to correct or reduce their impact.
  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Maintain existing and implement new business processes and accounting policies to strengthen internal controls and improve accounting department efficiency.
  • Be the US GAAP subject matter expert, ensuring technical issues are well analyzed and reflected in the company's technical memos.
  • Alongside external resources, coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting and ensure compliance with local, state, federal and international government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly reporting to the bank or other external parties as required, including preparation of Borrowing Base Certificates.
  • Play an active role in risk management, insurance and contract administration
  • Coordinate and lead annual financial & inventory audit processes
  • Hire, manage & mentor remote accounting team
  • Support company with miscellaneous administrative needs.


  • Fluent in English - spoken and written. You will need to communicate complicated accounting and business topics with the executive team, in English every week.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, accounting processes and internal controls
  • CPA
  • Minimum 7 years of Financial Controller experience
  • Understanding of and experience accounting for all transactions in every accounting cycle (Sales order, invoicing, AR, credit & collection, cash receipts, purchase orders, fixed assets, AP, cash disbursements, accruals & prepaids, payroll, and general ledger)
  • In depth understanding of month end closing processes and the preparation of consolidated financial statements including all balance sheet reconciliations; Experience Comparing, analyzing and reporting on variances between actual results and budgeted amounts
  • Serious attention to detail and willingness to get in the weeds to solve problems and improve financial accuracy
  • Experience with e-commerce and/or subscription B2C sales on Shopify & Amazon Seller Central.
  • Experience managing an accounting team and delegating responsibilities to maximize efficiencies
  • Experience managing GL within an integrated ERP system, very strong preference given to individuals who have worked with NetSuite specifically
  • Strong project management, planning, and organization skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Continuous improvement attitude; ability to independently seek out and implement internal or external best practices
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must exhibit and exercise exceptional judgment, professional accountability, and the ability to work through challenging tasks effectively
  • Possess a high degree of personal integrity and strong professional ethics
  • Works graciously under pressure in a courteous and cooperative manner
  • The ability to take responsibility and “ownership” of the work completed and to “own up” to any errors, omissions or issues directly related to the work produced
  • Advanced Excel skills and proficiency in other Microsoft Office applications


  • Competitive Salary paid in USD
  • Flexible PTO, no need to accrue time
  • Flexible working hours, just get your stuff done and generate results
  • All the tools and resources you need to be successful in this role

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