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Bark & Co // new generation pet brand
 
New York City    Posted: Monday, June 20, 2022
 
   
 
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JOB DETAILS
 

WHO ARE WE? 

The Accounting team is made up of smart, driven, dog-loving accountants who handle the core accounting responsibilities at BARK. These include closing the general ledger monthly & producing GAAP Financials. As the Assistant Controller you will report to the Controller & will serve as a collaborative member of the finance team, working closely with the entire organization to realize BARKS full potential & growth plans.. You'll encounter daily challenges that will sharpen your problem solving skills & tap into your creativity in order to help the team become more efficient & effective. We are a very collaborative team, working cross-functionally across BARK. What we take seriously: having fun, working hard, & playing with dogs (obviously).

WHO WERE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a dog obsessed & highly motivated individual to act as a leader in our Accounting function through our next phase of growth & scale. This person will be experienced in supporting the strategic direction of the accounting function, while rolling up their sleeves to dive into the details when necessary. They will be a strong collaborator & people manager & be seen as a trusted & knowledgeable leader dedicated to growing a first class Accounting team to help BARK reach our full potential. 

KEY DUTIES

  • Develop, lead & manage the entire period-end financial close process (fiscal month, quarter & year-end)
  • Ensure the timely & accurate accounting treatment of all transactions under US GAAP, including day-to-day transactions
  • Lead company through financial statement audit with Big 4 firm
  • Implement industry standard best practices across new & existing workflows with a focus on optimization & the reduction of manual processes
  • Establish & implement effective controls over the accounting, close & reporting processes
  • Implement & maintain key SOX controls related to the Accounting team & processes
  • Help lead & develop a world class accounting team. Manage team workload, structure & staffing to ensure balance & alignment of demands & individual skillsets & career aspirations.
  • Assist with strategic planning & implementation of department/company-wide initiatives & the annual budget & ongoing forecasting process
  • Build & maintain relationships with business leaders. Enhance cross-functional collaboration by fostering trust, commitment, accountability & results.
  • Remain current on industry-specific accounting guidance, technologies & emerging trends.

EXPERIENCE

  • You have a degree in Accounting & an active CPA license 
  • You have 7+ years of experience working in a Big Four firm or a publicly traded company
  • You have experience in retail, tech or in a related disruptive industry
  • You have experience working with physical inventory
  • You have excellent technical accounting skills with a detailed understanding of current GAAP standards & SEC reporting requirements
  • You have experience leading the execution & optimization of accounting operations & accounting close processes
  • You have experience working with accounting & financial reporting systems, & designing & implementing systems & procedures

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Entrepreneurial & results-oriented with a high-level of executive presence, high energy, self motivated, & hands on.
  • Collaborative & proactive by nature with strong cross-functional & integrative organizational skills. 
  • Strong communicator who can take complex accounting topics & make them simple & relevant for business & operational leaders. 
  • The ability to work collaboratively with all levels in the organization. 
  • A strategic thinker regarding competitive strategy, business models, & financial management. Drives performance & continuous improvement using an analytic & metrics based approach. 
  • A continuous process improvement mindset. 
  • Must love dogs! 

This position is a full-time exempt position. It is located on-site at our office in New York City, working on a hybrid basis. We offer health insurance for both you & your pup, 401k, wonderful team lunches, cold brew on tap, & a dog to pet anytime you wish. 

ABOUT BARK 

Here at BARK, we love dogs & their people. Were looking to make all dogs happy throughout the entire world (were not kidding). Think Disney for dogs -- we make magic for dogs & their people through our products, events, & experiences.

Our ambition level is high, the opportunity is huge, & our love for dogs is through the roof! We launched in 2011 with BarkBox, a monthly-themed subscription of all-natural treats & clever toys. Since then, we've shipped more than 70 million toys & treats to the dogs across the world & use all of that direct customer feedback to inform new initiatives & ways to make magic between dogs & their people. Weve since expanded into other offerings as well, as we aim to become THE Dog Company for every family with a four-legged, belly-scratch-loving, interspecies family member.

 
 
 
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