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Position Title: Assistant Controller

Reports to:  Chief Financial Officer

Department: Finance

Direct Reports: None

Location: Corporate HQ, San Francisco

Exempt Status: Exempt

Position Status: Full-time

Date: October 2014


Position Summary:

Provides hands on leadership and operational excellence in owning all financial aspects of Peek Kids. Duties include but not limited to:  day-to-day accounting activities, closing revenue cycles, general ledger accounting, posting journal entries, preparing financial statements and management reports, recordkeeping and assisting with various ad hoc projects.


  • Lead monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities.
  • Prepare G/L analysis of various accrual accounts and reconcile and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Execute all aspects of accounts payable processing including data entry, reconciliation of vendor invoices, and timely payment.
  • Perform financial statement analyses and document meaningful explanations for fluctuations.
  • Ensure all balance sheet and income statement accounts are reconciled to the General Ledger each month.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports including; forecast, month end reports and cash flow management.
  • Develop and implement new policies & procedures.  
  • Implement internal control processes.
  • Organize and analyze reports for federal and state tax reporting requirements including income, property, sales and use, payroll and other local taxes.
  • Support management in completing special projects, ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests, and other tasks as assigned. 

Required Qualifications, Certifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance,
  • CPA certification
  • 6+ years accounting experience including; journal entries, accounts payable, accounts receivable and preparing analyses and reconciliations.
  • Excellent technical accounting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, while maintaining great organizational skills.
  • Experience with ERP system and knowledge of QuickBooks.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, vlookups and macros desirable) with the ability to understand and create complex excel worksheets).
  • Strong knowledge and experience with GAAP.
  •  PreviouRetail experience
  • Solution-oriented, resourceful, and flexible.
  • Comfortable working independently under limited supervision in an unstructured environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  Minimum physical activity such as lifting and/or moving boxes up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. 

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.


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