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Posted 3 months ago

Title: Financial Controller

Department: Finance

Reports to: VP of Finance


Company Description

In 2011, Bill Glaab and his wife, Courtney Apple, read an article that said 5 million children die each year from water-related illnesses and that 45% of these deaths could be prevented with simple hand washing alone. A lightbulb went off- what if they could create a business that focused on a better soap, that was more sustainable, and could give back by saving lives?

From there, Hand In Hand Soap was born. Hand in Hand exists to harness our collective power as a force for good in the world. We started with one bar of soap and a simple approach:  Buy a bar. Give a bar.  We lend a hand to help children across the world- for every product purchased, Hand In Hand donates one bar of soap and clean water to a child in need. We have donated over 13 million bars of soap to date.  We produce liquid hand soap, bar soap, sugar scrub, body lotion, body wash and are in major retailers across the country such as Whole Foods, Wegmans, Target, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, and many more.


Job Summary:

The Controller will oversee the accounting operations of the company.  The incumbent will develop and manage all accounting activities including the daily operations of AP, AR, and all transactional activity. They will develop standards and processes for proper financial management and financial integrity of all general ledger accounts and transactions.  This work is essential for maintaining the financial wellness and integrity of the organization.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Planning, directing, and coordinating all accounting operational functions
  • Building processes, systems, and structures to ensure preparation of accurate and timely financial statements
  • Establishing and maintaining internal controls
  • Managing all aspects of the general ledger and integrity of data within it
  • Providing monthly, quarterly, and year-end analyses
  • Coordinating or assisting with the budget process and variance reporting
  • Researching accounting issues for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Analyzing and reporting cost variances
  • Serving as a liaison to external auditors
  • Serve as a liaison to banking institutions
  • Supervising accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general accounting department
  • Manage the integrity of the company's financial accounts, payrolls, budget, cash receipts, and financial assets
  • Handle the company's transactions and debts and do cash flow reporting & forecasting
  • Develop & Lead the month-end close process, procedures, and controls
  • Support the VP of Finance with reporting, monitoring, and measuring KPI's and targets
  • Perform the company's financial reviews & audits in partnership with accounting firm
  • Follow proper accounting procedures to reach financial objectives
  • Monitor and analyze financial accounting data
  • Create financial and budget reports based on data analysis
  • Make recommendations to business stakeholders


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Seven or more years of work experience in an accounting or finance role in consumer-packaged goods 
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting, finance, or a related field
  • CPA license is preferred but not required
  • Experience leading and supervising employees
  • Great interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), standards, and regulations
  • Experience with accounting software (Quickbooks), ERP systems, and databases
  • Superior data management and data analysis skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manipulate and analyze large data sets using advanced Excel skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills to translate ideas, needs, and plans effectively to others and to navigate a digital and remote work environment
  • A sense of urgency, self-motivation & ability to multi-task with excellent follow-through
  • Solid Microsoft Office 365 skills- Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Teams


Working Conditions:

  • Work in a virtual office setting
  • Must be able to work in a remote capacity and interface successfully with other members of the company through various platforms (ms365 suite, Zoom, Quickbooks, other ERP Experience, phone)

This job description should not be interpreted to be a complete list of all the duties, qualifications, and responsibilities performed by the jobholder.  To maintain organizational flexibility, the organization has the discretion to add, drop or change at any time the duties, responsibilities, and expectations of this position. This job description does not constitute an offer of employment, continuous employment, or an employment contract. Reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.