Assistant Controller in Carlsbad, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 12/23/2021

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About Vaco: Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing for companies around the world, in the areas of accounting, finance, operations, administration and more. As a premier talent solutions firm, Vaco connects people to their dream jobs and helps leading companies find talent to grow their business.

About the Company: Athletic apparel company, built to move and sweat in but designed with a casual aesthetic to transition into everyday life.

Job Description: Assistant Controller will be responsible for managing the accounting close process. This role will be responsible for the accounting functions in-order to develop timely, accurate financial information. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of and ability to apply US GAAP, a strong knowledge of the critical business processes of a multi-channel apparel brand and functions of an accounting department with a desire to lead and develop a team.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct and oversee month-end and year-end close process comprising of the performance and review of journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations while maintaining proper supporting documentation.
  • Develop, train, and oversee the work and performance of general accountants.
  • Help establish and maintain financial controls and business process documentation
  • Research and apply technical accounting standards (ASC 842 & CECL), ensuring compliance with US GAAP
  • Assist in streamlining and improving the accounting close and reporting process by identifying areas of improvement
  • Assist in the coordination of audits and related audit inquiries
  • Exercise integrity and confidentiality in reporting
  • Able to produce a variety of reports and/or analysis on an ad-hoc basis in response to management inquiries
  • Maintain consistent communication with the Controller
  • Support other accounting and finance team members as needed


Must Haves:

  • CPA
  • 7+ years experience in progressive accounting roles
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to effectively multitask in order to meet deadlines
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills are important, due to the need to work cross functionally in a fast-growing company
  • Strong analytical skills - Advanced analysis and excel skills, and familiarity using and extracting data from various systems
  • Flexible team player that enjoys hands on responsibilities, with an ability to be proactive and a self-starter. Ability to work independently and effectively research and solve problems

Nice to Haves:

  • A mix of both public and private accounting experience preferred
  • Apparel industry or retail/wholesale experience a plus
  • Experience with ERP implementation, Full circle ERP, Microsoft d365 or Shopify a plus