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Accounting Manager at Proven

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Amy Yuan
Amy Yuan

About the role


At PROVEN, we believe everyone is beautifully different, and their skin should be cared for accordingly. Founded in 2017 by two women of color, PROVEN uses award-winning artificial intelligence to create a customized skin care system for every individual’s unique needs. Check us out in features on leading shows and publications including Shark Tank, Today Show, People, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Allure, Fox, CNBC, and Refinery29. About the Job:

We are seeking a Controller to develop and execute our accounting policies and process so that we can meet our financial growth goals. This individual will be working closely with our Head of Finance and business unit leaders to ensure that our books are kept up to date and accurate for quick decision making and reporting. The Controller must be extremely detail-oriented yet efficient and have a deep understanding of GAAP. This leader will need input from a variety of employees and must be an effective collaborator. The ability to lead and build teams, troubleshoot, manage relationships, and create foundational systems in chaotic and often disorganized environments is critical to this role. This role will be ever-changing and will require the candidate to be flexible and open-minded.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing, managing, and enforcing GAAP-compliant procedures
  • Performing and managing the monthly close processes
  • Managing accounts payables invoice processing
  • Creating and maintaining budgeting tools including budget-to-actual/variance reporting, financial planning and analysis, cash flow analysis, and cost savings analysis
  • Managing payroll budgeting and auditing payroll for accuracy
  • Ensuring a smooth audit process by creating and maintaining internal controls, establishing and maintaining immaculate record keeping and managing the audit process
  • Anticipating and evaluating business needs to make sure that financial organization and systems appropriately support the company’s growth
  • Managing internal and external teams and vendors by setting expectations, training internal staff accountants and developing training modules and templates
  • Managing outside vendors

Who You Are:

  • 3 – 10 years of related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; concentration in accounting or finance preferred
  • Big 4 experience and CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • Strong knowledge of corporate finance and other accounting theory, principles and practices to include GAAP, SaaS accounting, prepaid expenses & accrued revenue, ASC 605: Revenue Recognition, ASC 985-605: Software Revenue - Recognition, ASC 805: Business Combinations and ASC 718: Stock-Based Compensation
  • Ability to prepare statistical reports and analyze financial reports
  • Proficient in three statement financial modeling
  • Knowledge of research techniques to analyze data and make recommendations
  • Ability to describe accounting systems and processes in written correspondence and in procedure manual format
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations accurately and quickly, including computation of ratios and percentages
  • W9/1099 and W8/1042 implementation and execution
  • Mastery knowledge of Microsoft Office; accounting software including QuickBooks, Xero, NetSuite, Expensify and; and budgeting software such as Grow, Domo, and Spotlight
  • Comfort in the startup environment (i.e., sometimes chaotic and lacking structure) and able to create structure and foundational accounting processes
  • Strong priority management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Benefits of working at PROVEN: -At PROVEN, we are committed to the happiness and wellbeing of our employees, and our inclusive benefits include:

  • Work flexibly - we are fully distributed with employees in different states across the USA, and you can work from the convenience of your own home
  • Unlimited paid time off (covering vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave) - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family
  • Exclusive employee free subscription to Proven products
  • Comprehensive health support - insurance for medical, dental and vision
  • Industry-leading 401(k) match
  • Company-wide events & outings
  • Much more...

PROVEN is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Why you should join Proven

At PROVEN, we have built the most comprehensive database the beauty industry has ever seen, having analyzed over 8 million skin care reviews, on more than 100,000 products, 20,000 ingredients, and 4000 academic peer reviewed papers. This database is nicknamed the Beauty Genome Project. We then use the data and machine learning to tailor-make beauty products that actually work, because they are formulated specifically for you own individual skin.

Customers fill out an online quiz (questions cover age, ethnicity, lifestyle, and geographic location) to receive a unique skin profile and set of skincare products based on findings from the Beauty Genome Project.

We are changing not just the way that consumers discover and buy beauty products, but also how CPG companies are operated, with less wasteful, more targeted marketing, more efficient inventory turnover, and longer customer life time value using data and personalization.

PROVEN was selected to be in the Oscars gift basket to this year's nominees, and has been featured in New Beauty, Fast Company, TechCrunch, the Verge, and the Huffington Post.

PROVEN had just graduated from Y Combinator. We were also selected to be in this Sephora's Beauty Innovation accelerator, and had just won MIT's AI Startup Idol award of the year.