Accounting Manager at The Farmer’s Dog
Manhattan., NY, US

WHO WE ARE

 

The Farmer’s Dog exists to simplify giving every dog their best life. First up? Completely reimagining what pet food is, how it’s made, and how it’s delivered. We recently raised our Series B and are backed by the early investors of Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Sweetgreen, and Glossier.

Our company was launched after our Co-founder, Brett’s, battle to cure the stomach issues of his Rottweiler, Jada. He quickly realized just how broken the commercial pet food industry was - even the “organic” and “natural” varieties proved to be heavily processed - and it was only when his vet recommended a fresh, home-cooked diet that Jada began to improve and was eventually cured. Through a combination of proprietary technology, and a lot of heart, our direct-to-consumer service was born.

Join The Farmer’s Dog team as we continue to figure out ways of bringing peace of mind to customers, health to their companions, and much-needed change to the way people feed and care for their pets.

Only “dream job” applicants, please. #mustlovedogs

 

WHAT’S THE ROLE?

 

The Farmer's Dog is hiring a hands-on Accounting Manager who will take charge of our day to day accounting activities, while at the same time continuing to innovate and improve upon them.  As the first hire dedicated to Accounting you will be responsible for developing and maintaining procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, streamlining critical business dependencies and introducing new systems and processes to enable the team to expand and scale with ease.

 

This cross functional role will blend your accounting expertise with a deep appreciation and comprehension of finance and operations.  You’ll have the opportunity to lead and elevate the accounting function at The Farmer’s Dog by interacting with stakeholders across the business and with outside partners to understand current needs and gaps and proactively implement solutions.  The Accounting Manager will have an active and independent voice that will be critical in all financial considerations of the business.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Own, enhance and streamline daily accounting operations including accounts payable, billing and corporate card/T&E reimbursement process.
  • Conduct monthly and year-end financial close in partnership with internal finance and external accounting partners - performing detailed account reconciliations, accruals and journal entries across revenue, inventory, cost of goods sold, marketing, AP and other areas ensuring there is proper supporting documentation.
  • Prepare and review materials for internal and external reporting on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Collaborate with Operations, Marketing, Technology, Customer Experience and Finance leaders on various initiatives impacting financial performance and to more closely monitor, track and diligently record operating expenses of the business.
  • Provide proactive analysis to identify issues and understand fluctuations in account balances in order to provide meaningful insights to stakeholders.
  • Make sound recommendations to enhance efficiency of accounting and reporting functions, as well as supporting systems to ensure quality of data.
  • Improve and document general process and accounting policies in accordance with GAAP.
  • Maintain compliance with state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Manage relationships with external accounting firms for monthly financial close and annual audits.
  • Set the course for a robust and rigorous accounting function that will enable seamless expansion of The Farmer’s Dog.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting.
  • CPA preferred
  • 5+ years of experience with a Big 4 firm and/or internal accounting with a private company/start up.
  • Experience managing, leading and growing a team.
  • Ability to conduct a rigorous end to end monthly close process.
  • Experience in various accounting systems and ERPs (QuickBooks, NetSuite, SAP, etc.).
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills with strong Excel ability.
  • Excellent knowledge of GAAP, accounting processes, controls and compliance.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact and interface with all levels of management.
  • A proactive and passionate person who can multi-task, think creatively and learn and implement quickly in a fast-paced environment.  Someone who is flexible, eager and willing to build from the ground up.

 

PERKS & BENEFITS

 

  • Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village
  • Discount on TFD food for your pup!
  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental and Vision
  • Unlimited vacation & sick days 
  • Flexible work-from-home policy
  • Team outings, coffee always brewed fresh, and a strong snack game