Staff Accountant

Los Angeles, CA / Remote /
Finance & Operations /
Full-time
We are looking for a highly motivated Staff Accountant who can own the entire accounting close process, manage our accounts payable and accounts receivable areas, and drive critical process improvements to scale with our growth. 

This role will report to the Controller / Head of Finance and partner with the rest of the Finance and Accounting team to provide timely, relevant information to internal business partners and optimize process and information flows with external partners.

Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that vendor invoices are processed in a timely manner
    • Manage cash application for remittances from customers
    • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts
    • Upload and code expenses (e.g. credit card charges or employee reimbursements)
    • Prepare detailed journal entries
    • Prepare and record month-end accruals
    • Perform accounting reconciliations
    • Produce a weekly cash report for leadership
    • Ensure compliance with any accounting and reporting deadlines
    • Liaise internally with cross functional stakeholders, as needed
    • Other accounting duties as assigned

About You:

    • You have a orientation to accuracy, but also have a strong bias towards action, and can swiftly navigate urgent vs. important matters
    • You are collaborative and can articulate the appropriate context for cross functional partners to support you in achieving your goals 
    • You excel at locating the right resources to the right opportunities, asking for help, and developing teams at any level
    • You are a relentless problem-solver who thinks ahead and tries multiple approaches to remove constraints
    • You enjoy and thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
    • You are highly motivated by our Mission, Vision, and Values and will passionately speak to them with a high degree of thoughtfulness, care, and attention to detail
    • You are emotionally intelligent, self-aware, thoughtful, and meet others where they areYou are motivated to make The Flex Company a billion-dollar brand and grow the company globally

Requirements:

    • 4-5 years of work experience in an accounting role at a consumer product goods (CPG) company 
    • Strong knowledge/familiarity with US GAAP
    • Omnichannel business experience for companies selling to large retailers as well as via direct-to-consumer
    • Expert with QuickBooks, Bill.com, or similar accounting software
    • Comfortable with technology and software integrations
    • Thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment

In 1 Month You Will:

    • Understand the monthly accounting close process
    • Understand the sources of information for the accounting close process
    • Complete the account reconciliations necessary to ensure that the financial results are accurately reflected
    • Build relationships with the key external business partners including manufacturing vendors and sales brokers

In 3 Months:

    • Be able to work independently as well as collaborate within a team environment
    • Recommend and implement process improvements to the monthly close process
    • Assume full ownership for the cash application of remittances from customers and communicate observations/issues to the sales brokers and internal sales team

In 6 Months:

    • Be seen as the go-to person for when internal and external business partners have accounting questions
    • Actively participate in the development of financial forecasts and in the monthly reconciliation of forecast to actuals
    • Be seen as a steady leader within The Flex Company with an acute attention to detail that colleagues internally (e.g., Marketing, Supply Chain, Product Development, etc.) can rely on at all times

Our shared values:

    • Lead with Intention: Leaders are made not born. Leadership is a practice of intention. And through that intention is how we will ultimately succeed in realizing our mission and vision.
    • Embrace Accountability: We are imperfect in our actions, results, and even sometimes our intentions. By making accountability a practice, we destigmatize failure, increase trust with others, and accelerate learning both at the individual and the team level.
    • Practice a Growth Mindset: Growth comes at the edge of our comfort zone. We repeatedly place ourselves there by risking failure and embracing the challenges that failure presents us to own our growth and support others in theirs. 
    • Be You: We want people to show up as they are because that creates a healthier, more dynamic, and effective work environment. Just as much to do with being oneself, it’s everyone’s responsibility to create space for others to be their authentic self as well.
About The Flex Company 

The Flex Company was founded on the belief that people deserve innovative, sustainable, life-changing period products. After years of disappointment and discomfort trying dozens of products, Lauren Schulte Wang founded Flex to create body-safe, medical grade alternatives that outperform traditional period products. Flex Disc and Flex Cup generate 60% less waste and have the capacity of up to three super tampons, all while maintaining the highest level of comfort through inventive engineering and rigorous testing.  

Flex is sold at over 25,000 stores across the US and is the #1 alternative period product brand based on units sold. Committed to making its life-changing products accessible to as many people possible, Flex is available at Target, CVS, and Walgreens, and at flexfits.com

Flex is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, age, and other protected categories. From our hiring practices to the design of our flagship products, we believe equity and diversity is critical to the ideas, talent, and processes that help us create the most positive impact for our customers and for each other. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply to be a team member at The Flex Company.

We pay competitive salaries, equity, & benefits including (but not limited to) medical, dental and  vision health insurance, paid parental leave, cell phone reimbursement, and $1,000 annual wellness and learning credit.