Role details


Los Angeles   •   USD130,000 - USD150,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Controller opportunity working for an online fashion media company!
  • This role will report to the VP Finacne and be responsible for global finance

About Our Client

This media company is very well in the fashion retail industry. They consider themselves to be a start up with the fresh approach to online media. Based in Los Angeles they are going from strength to strength and now require a controller to join the team.

Job Description

The Controller will report to the VP, Finance & Operations, and will be responsible for managing the company's accounting operations. In this role, you will work to optimize, scale and standardize the company's global finance operations and processes.

You will also be capable of performing the controller tasks across four different business areas:


  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage outsourced functions
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
  • Oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary corporations, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures


  • Issue timely and complete financial statements
  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Provide for a system of management cost reports
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations


  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings


  • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
  • Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable
  • Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
  • Process payroll in a timely manner
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions

The Successful Applicant

We are looking for a hungry, up and coming controller in Los Angeles who the VP can place their trust in.

They will look at someone who can match the following attributes:

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in Accounting/Finance required
  • BA/BS Business Administration, Finance or Accounting required
  • CPA preferred
  • Previous exposure in Public Accounting, additional experience in private industry a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Solid accounting systems knowledge, preferably with system implementation experience
  • Familiarity with Quickbooks and advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Prior experience using ADP or similar payroll management system preferred
  • Experience working in a start-up company is a plus

What's on Offer

Salary of between $130,000 and $150,000 plus excellent benefits.

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