CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Job Title: Controller
Report to: Sevag Kazanci, COO
Date: August 2020

Together, We Can Make a Difference:Parks Project takes the concept of giving back to nature and applies a dash of environmental social enterprise. As a for profit business, we use the sale of an array of apparel and accessories to connect consumers with park conservancies. Each product purchased contributes directly to one of over 40 different conservancies across the USA, providing vital funding for the ongoing care of National Parks.

The Big Picture: Parks Project is seeking an experienced and talented controller. Our product ranges from t-shirts/fleece to headwear to home goods.  Potential candidates must be organized, focused, and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.

Management

  • Maintains and enforces a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • 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
  • Manage cost of good, gross margin, and provide accuracy on all production costs 

Transactions

  • 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
  • Manage all donations, royalties, and all giving metrics quarterly 
  • Track and measure impact of quarterly give back donations
  • Work directly with non-profit partners to measure detailed financial contributions
  • Maintain weekly, monthly, and yearly cash forecast 

Reporting

  • 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

Compliance

  • 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
  • Manage monthly tax compliance via Avalara platform for all business channels

The Stuff that Makes U You: 

  • 5-7+ years of progressively responsible experience for an organization or division of a large corporation.
  • The controller candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or business
  • Administration, or equivalent business experience
  • Strong understanding and proficient in Quickbooks and Shopify required 
  • Proficiency in Apparel Magic and Avalara a plus 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations
  • Strong project management skills; highly organized and capable of effective, efficient multi-tasking and time management
  • Consumer package goods industry experience specifically with apparel preferred
  • Proficient computer skills to include MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Passion for the outdoors a plus! 

 Our Shared Values—It’s Like Looking in a Mirror: 

  • Progressive
  • Intentional
  • Inclusive
  • Passionate about parklands 
  • Respectful 

    Email: Sevag@parksproject.us using "Controller Job Application" as the subject with your resume and cover letter if you think you're a match! 

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