Controller

New York, NY /
Finance – Accounting /
Full-time
Bowery is growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. Our modern farming company combines the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology to grow produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, our proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7. Because we control the entire process from seed to store, Bowery farms use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 100+ times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture. Bowery produce is currently available at select Whole Foods and Foragers stores in the Tristate area, and featured on the menus of Tom Colicchio’s New York restaurants Craft and Temple Court. Based in New York City, the company has raised over $170 million from leading investors including GV, General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Temasek and Almanac.

About the Role: 
As the Controller, you will lead the formulation of internal controls and policies, manage monthly and annual closing, work with FP&A to initiate a bottoms-up budgeting process, develop an operational cost-management strategy, and work with FP&A, HR, and Operations business leads to create tools to monitor these costs against the budget in real-time. The Controller will be responsible for building and scaling our accounting team to grow in tandem with the rapid expansion of our business. 

What You'll Do:

    • Lead and manage all aspects of accounting management (customer invoicing, tax forms, reporting etc.), both internally and through third party vendors, with the goal of bringing all Accounting operations in-house
    • Establish a system for forecasting, tracking and reporting all costs including variable, fixed, packaging and transportation; bridge monthly actuals to budget and forecast
    • Manage a regular cadence of financial reporting to other members of senior management, the board, and lenders
    • Build a system to manage invoicing and collections process with retail customers
    • Formulate internal controls and policies to comply with established best practices, at both corporate and farm levelPreparation of financial statements in compliance with GAAP guidelines and CPG practices
    • Continuously review the company’s accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies or imbalances
    • Develop a system with the business to manage overall capital budget and individual projects from approval to commitment to spend
    • Work with the supply chain team to develop comprehensive inventory management system
    • Work with the technology team to design and implement a scalable ERP system for the business
    • Drive labor planning and analysis, including demand forecast, labor rates, productivity improvement assumptions, attendance, and attrition
    • Recruit, lead and inspire our Accounting function through high growth

What You'll Have:

    • Relevant years of Accounting experience working CPG, Food or Manufacturing environment, significant experience managing an Accounting function at the Corporate Controller or Plant Controller level
    • Results oriented leader who identifies issues/challenges and drives aggressively to resolve them to the benefit of the enterprise
    • Solid knowledge of GAAP
    • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closing, reporting etc.)
    • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting
    • Extensive experience in implementation and management of ERP software systems (such as Oracle, Netsuite or SAP)
    • Well-organized with ability to prioritize work
    • Collegial attitude, with proven ability to work both independently and with cross-functional teams
    • Very good communicator
    • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability
    • Professional certification (e.g. CPA) is a plus
We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that will enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where everyone can be their authentic self. We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the Bowery Farming team. We are an equal opportunity employer.