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Casper // sleep startup focused on mattress
New York    Posted: Friday, April 02, 2021
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Reporting directly to the CFO, the VP Controller will be responsible for leading the accounting & tax teams of the company. The Controller will manage & direct daily accounting activities; ensure that proper accounting & recording of company transactions are performed in an accurate & timely manner; & produce financial & other key reports for external shareholders & management. Candidates should possess knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) & knowledge of U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations & provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).

Casper ( believes everyone should sleep better. The Sleep Company has a full portfolio of obsessively engineered sleep productsincluding mattresses, pillows, bedding, & furnituredesigned in-house by the Companys award-winning R&D team at Casper Labs. In addition to its e-commerce business, Casper owns & operates Sleep Shops across North America & its products are available at a growing list of retailers.

We are deeply committed to building a diverse & inclusive workforce so that we represent all those who dream big equally.

When youre not catching zzzs, this is what youll do

General Team Leadership

  • Provide strategic management & leadership of Corporate Accounting, Payroll, Purchasing, AR/AP, SEC reporting, & Tax functions
  • Oversee all accounting processes, controls, & financial reporting functions throughout Company, & develop finance & accounting resources to support Company's business initiatives
  • Support the CFO in engaging the boards audit & finance committees around issues & trends in the financial operating model
  • Suggest & establish best practices surrounding accounting, reporting & general ledger (GL) management
  • Liaise with business partners, IT/Tech, Legal & financial planning & analyses (FP&A) to develop interdepartmental relationships & efficient work flows necessary for easy of accounting & transfer of information


  • Lead the process for completing analysis supporting complex accounting, including business combinations, restructuring, stock compensation, revenue recognition, leases, inventory valuation, credit losses & income tax provisions
  • Lead technical accounting solutions & determine appropriate accounting, disclosure & basis for conclusions on complex accounting area & transactions
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, & reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate SEC standards & regulatory requirements
  • Analyze the potential impact on the company, including the impact on financial modeling & budgeting, of new accounting standards
  • Full cycle accounting, including GL, AR, AP, billing & month-end reporting
  • Daily cash management & reconciliation
  • Establish & ensure compliance with the financial controls & accounting policies & procedures of the organization
  • Ensure accounting procedures & reporting conform to GAAP
  • Ensure the companys compliance with recent & updated accounting pronouncements 
  • Maintain internal control & safeguards for revenue reporting, accruals, & cash management & other SOX related compliance
  • Coordinate all audit activity with internal & external auditors
  • Key partner in the annual budgeting & planning process, inclusive of Cash flow management & forecasting


  • Ensure company compliance with federal, state & local government requirements & tax filings
  • Oversee statutory requirements & filings are met timely
  • Oversight of the companies accounting surrounding deferred tax asset/liability & NOLs


  • Responsible for all required financial reporting
  • Ensure accurate & timely financial reporting including monthly, quarterly & annual reporting
  • Evaluate & streamline financial statement reporting to align with organizational framework, including segment & other SEC reporting to investors
  • Partner with interdepartmental business leaders & external auditors & legal counsel to ensure adequate disclosures


  • Define & manage ERP processes & procedures (financial, accounting, production, labor costing & customer facing), balancing efficiency & an adequate SOX compliant control environment
  • Conduct business & cost analysis to advise business leaders on the most effective use of assets
  • Recommend improvements to ensure the integrity of the company's financial information
  • Oversee financial systems & upgrades

Our dream candidate

  • Bachelors in Business, Accounting or related field
  • CPA license & proven experience as a public company Controller in a commercial/revenue generating company, with the ability to implement SOX compliance & quarterly SEC filings 
  • 10+ years of experience in accounting & financial roles with a minimum of five years in leadership position 
  • Deep knowledge of all aspects of GAAP, technical accounting, SEC Regulations & SOX
  • Experienced leader of people & process
  • Thrives in a high-growth & complex environment, seeks out continuous improvement
  • Develops effective working relationships with team members, business partners & vendors
  • Understands how to manage change with stakeholders of a new system or process, leads change
  • Clearly articulates ideas & thoughts in written & verbal form
  • Possesses expert organizational & analytical skills; able to multi-task & successfully meet critical deadlines
  • Pays attention to detail to produce a highly accurate work product
  • High integrity & honesty, takes responsibility
  • Ability to maintain high levels of accountability & confidentiality 
  • Customer service orientation


If you dream about this stuff this job is probably right for you.  We look forward to learning more about you!

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