Corporate Controller at Imperfect Produce
San Francisco, CA, US
About Imperfect
Imperfect is a produce delivery startup on a mission to reduce food waste and to make fresh produce more affordable, accessible, and convenient. We source produce directly from farms, which would otherwise go to waste, and deliver it to customers' doors for an average of 30% less than grocery store prices. Since our start in 2015, our customers have saved millions of pounds of produce from going to waste.
Imperfect is more than just a produce box! In everything we do, we bring an appetite, lead with heart, embrace imperfection, and work to grow the movement. We aim to cultivate sustainable environments everywhere we go–whether in the office, warehouse, or field. By working at Imperfect, you’re helping build a more sustainable and effective food system. You’re helping fight food waste. You’re ensuring farmers are rewarded for their full harvest. You’re improving access to healthy food in food deserts. With each curvy cucumber and misshapen potato, you’re helping shape our world for the better.
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
About the Role
Imperfect is looking for a Corporate Controller to manage the accounting functions of its high-growth operations. This position reports to the CFO and will be based in our San Francisco, CA office. The ideal individual must be a hands-on, roll-up your sleeves type of leader and have the ability to work independently while managing a team.


    • Oversee day-to-day accounting functions, including revenue recognition, accounts payable and financial reporting and consolidations
    • Manage, monitor and review the month-end closing process to ensure accurate and timely accounting records are maintained
    • Monitor and review the general ledger, balance sheet reconciliations, and financial-statements
    • Develop and maintain accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure timely and accurate financial statements in accordance with accounting principles and company policies
    • Responsible for the monthly reviews, quarterly reviews and year-end audits, working external auditors
    • Responsible for statutory audits and other regulatory reporting requirements
    • Establish, monitor and enforce internal controls and company policies
    • Build, manage and coach the accounting team. Lead, mentor and develop team members to become a high performing team
    • Be a liaison between the Accounting Department and other cross-functional teams
    • Lead all aspects of financial statement preparation compliance with GAAP, GL structure, financial reporting and adequate system of accounting records
    • Oversee comprehensive set of control processes, mitigate financial risk and ensure accuracy of company records
    • Lead corporate tax compliance to ensure the accurate and timely completion of all government reporting and tax filings across all geographical areas in which the company operates
    • Research accounting issues, prepare evaluations on problems, and recommend viable solutions.
    • Serve as the key technical accounting resource for the company
    • Participate in a wide variety of projects and compile ad-hoc reports

Skills and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
    • 10-12 years accounting related experience, including 5-7 in a management capacity
    • Big four or national accounting firm experience is required
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience with NetSuite software a plus
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Accounting experience to include working at a mid-sized or large, public, multinational corporation (preferred)
    • In depth knowledge of U.S. GAAP, including familiarity with accounting positions and related guidance provided by SEC, in areas like Consolidations, Revenue Recognition, Foreign Currency Accounting, Impairment, Capitalization of Internally Developed Software, Equity
    • Strong technical accounting knowledge

About You

    • You have confidence in your professional aptitude and the ability to effectively convey skills and knowledge to non-technical internal and external customers
    • You're a self-starter with the ability to juggle multiple projects at once and prioritize and respond quickly to a rapidly changing environment
    • You pride yourself on your strong analytical skills and impeccable attention to detail
    • You share our passion for eliminating food waste in the world by learning to love ugly produce

Details of Position

    • Full-time, exempt position reporting to the Chief Financial Officer
    • Position is based out of out San Francisco headquarters in Bayview
    • Salary and stock options commensurate with experience
    • Competitive benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, 401k, and free weekly Imperfect deliveries!

Physical Requirements

    • Sedentary work; predominantly involves sitting most of the time
    • Standing desks and / or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
    • Walking, climbing stairs, and standing are required only occasionally
    • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens; regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets also required
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.