Financial Controller


Made For Retail is a team of individuals who are passionate about design, product development, retail and bringing it all together through our strong supply chain and manufacturing expertise. Our approach to design is simple: create desirable products that inspire us and our customers. Our organic process is thoughtful, clever, focused and multi-dimensional leading to differentiated products with a well curated perspective. We take pride in every product we design.

Position Summary

Reporting to the President, the Financial Controller oversees all finance and accounting operations for Made for Retail. This position is responsible for leading a small team of direct reports and a variety of key financial and accounting functions including regular financial statements as well as ad hoc financial reporting. MFR will rely on this role to enhance the company’s depth and accuracy of business data, proactively seeking out business insights and reporting them to management, maintaining an adequate and accurate system of accounting and finance information, and maintaining/enhancing a comprehensive set of controls and budgets to mitigate risk. While paying great attention to details, this person will also possess an ability to effectively communicate across and on behalf of the organization, both internally and externally. The Financial Controller will consistently demonstrate proficiency in identifying and solving challenges through independent curiosity and use of expert knowledge.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Consistently demonstrate a high level of business curiosity in independently identifying and driving analyses that support decision-making across the business.
  • Deliver value by seeking out and proactively making recommendations to leadership, always seeking to maximize ROI and mitigate risk.
  • Provide continuous update on business performance by collecting, interpreting and reporting financial data; very strong emphasis on generating information from data to “tell the story”.
  • Produce accurate, meaningful and succinct information that is tailored to the financial acumen of recipient(s), serving as a strong partner supporting internal and external stakeholders.
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure company operations performance.
  • Generate monthly financial statements and comprehensive reporting package including executive summary of key drivers, trend analyses, KPIs by function, variance to budget/forecast analysis, etc.; build out reporting package as needed.
  • Responsible and accountable for overall operations of finance/accounting function including; general ledger, A/P, A/R, activity-based cost accounting, revenue recognition, bank reconciliations and cash flow forecasting.
  • Maintain, enhance and enforce current set of financial controls and accounting/reporting systems, including integration of future PLM/ERP system.
  • Ensure that financial records comply with current accounting principles and financial reporting standards, as well as, comply with all local, state and federal tax filing and reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for annual audit.
  • Collaborate with President to create annual budget and predict budget forecasts.
  • Independently analyze business opportunities with data, while generating information to support recommendations, decisions and actions.
  • Manage and lead accounting/finance team; develop individuals in alignment with their strengths, opportunities and goals; build out finance resources and team structure as required.
  • Manage outsourced functions including IT support.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of information with various internal and external stakeholders.

To succeed in this role, here’s the type of person you are:

You are a detail-minded problem solver who thrives in a creative, collaborative environment.  You pride yourself on your ability to see the big picture yet apply the discipline it takes to achieve accuracy, your ability to deliver quality and timely results, and your drive to continuously learn and develop. You enjoy teamwork and thrive in a collaborative project environment with ongoing deadlines. Your communication skills are top notch and you aren’t afraid to speak up to present new ideas or recommendations. You are self-motivated, have a sense of urgency and like working in an energetic, fast-paced environment. You’re easy to work with. You proactively approach problems. You are flexible, adaptable, and ready to turn creativity into successful, disciplined business results. You do what’s necessary to get the job done, on time, all the time.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration. CPA or CMA designation preferred
  • Min of 7+ years of progressive experience in accounting, finance or business administration.
  • Strong analytical ability and proficiency with analytical and accounting software (i.e. Excel, Access, QuickBooks, Microsoft Great Plains).
  • Experience leading a team of highly skilled and dynamic professionals.
  • Experience in finance and accounting including general ledger management, creating financial statements and generating executive-level financial reporting.
  • Experience with month-end/year-end close as well as budgeting; prior experience with audits preferred

If this is you, then you’ve found your home and we’d love to have you! We work hard, have fun, and have only exceptional people on our team. We’re looking for a multi-talented, take-charge, visionary team player who knows how to strive for and deliver success!

Additional Notes

In alignment with Made For Retail’s Core Values, this position will adhere to the high set of ethical and moral standards that govern how we do business.

Made For Retail Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

The above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive. As retail continues to evolve, business needs will change and so will we. We therefore reserve the right to adjust, enhance, or eliminate any aspect of the job responsibilities as needed.

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