Controller

Accounting & Finance · Remote, California
Department Accounting & Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

ABOUT AIR PROTEIN


Imagine a meat company unlike anything that has come before! Air Protein™ is on a mission to impact climate change by revolutionizing how we make meat. Founded in 2019, we make protein from elements of the air.


Air Protein is a modern food company, crafting the world’s first air-based meats to feed us more sustainably, help renew the planet’s resources and eliminate compromise between nutrition, taste and climate impact. Using novel technology inspired by NASA, we convert elements found in the air around us into protein using probiotic cultures, then turn those proteins into any meat imaginable. It’s where cutting-edge science meets bold ambition to reinvent the way we eat.


Join our team of passionate scientists, engineers, and business leaders working to transform the future of food with solutions we never thought possible, creating meat that is nutritious, delicious and more sustainable. Air Protein uses less land, less water and is significantly faster to make than any other meat available.


In addition to the chance to work with cutting edge technology to help combat climate change and working toward addressing the impending food crisis, Air Protein employees also enjoy competitive benefits and total compensation plans and a collaborative company culture. If you join us on this relentless pursuit for more, changing the world will soon feel as natural as taking a breath.


Air Protein is funded by ADM, a world leader in fermentation technology, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Barclays, one of the world’s leading financial institutions.

 


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ABOUT THE JOB


The Controller will be functional leader of all financial reporting, accounting, transaction systems, and the chief interface with service providers for Tax and Audit. The Controller will be responsible for achieving material process improvements (such as speeding the monthly close process, without sacrificing controls). The Controller will be the chief client and governor of the Company’s Enterprise Resource Planning systems. Also, under the Company’s Environmental, Societal, and Governance (ESG) commitments, the Controller will oversee the team which supplies all the reporting behind that. This position reports to the CFO and is 100% remote with the option to work from our SF Bay Area offices.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages the company monthly and quarterly and year-end close process. Sets the close calendar. Ensures that functional leaders in the organization are aware of Accounting deadlines and requirements. 
  • Supervises the Accounting team so that deadlines are met, with accurate financial reports, proper account reconciliations, and internal checks and quality control of the closing process.
  • {If on-board soon enough} Participates in ERP Selection Team and co-recommend a new ERP system. Then provide key Implementation support and functional business partnership across the organization to ensure a smooth implementation.
  • Recommends and stands-up (recruit & hire, with HR help) an in-house Accounting team which handles: financial reporting; general ledger; accounts payable; (later) Accounts receivable; Inventory/Cost Accounting; Fixed Assets.
  • Provides stewardship of and supervises the Company’s Environmental, Societal, and Governance (ESG) reporting.  This will include the development of new Key Performance Indicators and supporting analytics.
  • Chief Company point-of-contact with Auditors and third-party Tax service providers.
  • Improves processes so that the Accounting close cycle can be shortened.
  • Supervises the stewardship of the Controls and Workflow embedded in the Purchase Order and Accounts Payable systems, ensuring that they conform with the Company’s Board-authorized Decision Authority matrix.
  • Partners with Financial Planning & Analysis to ensure tight alignment on budget vs actual reporting, proper Plan to actual comparisons.



ABOUT YOU

Qualifications:  

  • Certified Public Accounting (CPA) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) with a minimum of 10 years of progressive corporate Accounting work experience. Experience in Food or Bio Sciences is highly preferred.
  • Mastery of Excel is required. Also desirable: strong skills in Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Docs.
  • Proven track record of developing, implementing and maintaining accounting processes and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
  • Product-costing experience, preferably in Food.
  • Prior experience with food manufacturing a plus.
  • Prior experience in start-up environments a strong preferred.
  • Exercises judgment within defined practices and policies.
  • Confidentiality is a must.


Competencies:  

  • Persistence.  Drives for results along with a sense of urgency.
  • Possess the confidence and communication skills (written/verbal) to work directly with senior management and external partners.
  • Flexible, adaptable, diplomatic and able to effectively deal with ambiguity
  • Strong customer focus.  Can easily gain the trust and respect of others
  • Attention to detail
  • Successful experience in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment; food brands and food production is a plus
  • Passionate about Air Protein’s mission and core values



ABOUT OUR PURPOSE

Why we exist: To accelerate the world’s transition to climate and rainforest-friendly meat

What we do: We make nutritious meat using the most sustainable protein on the planet

Our Values:

  • Protect people & the planet  
  • Play as a team and have a growth mindset  
  • Do what you say you will do  
  • Be the change you seek  
  • Create a culture of belonging 

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  • Location
    Remote, California
  • Department
    Accounting & Finance
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor