Controller

| Greater NYC Area

WHO WE ARE

The Farmer’s Dog was created to radically improve the $90 billion global pet food industry — starting with a subscription service that sends freshly-made food directly to customers’ doors. Long term, our aim is to simplify every part of pet care, bettering the lives of the animals who make our lives better. We recently raised our Series B and are backed by early investors of Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Sweetgreen, and Glossier.

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.

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WHAT’S THE ROLE?

The Farmer's Dog is hiring a Controller who is ready, willing and able to immerse themselves in every facet of our business and begin building an internal accounting process to enhance and support our meteoric growth. Through the development of the Accounting team and implementation of sophisticated systems and controls you will lead all aspects of financial reporting, accounts payable and expense management while always looking ahead in order to proactively aid Finance, Operations and Leadership in sound decision making and strategy. You are eager to take charge and establish airtight procedures that will yield accurate and meaningful results from which the company can confidently accelerate and thrive. 

The Controllership team at The Farmer’s Dog has an independent voice that is ever-active in offering new ideas to both support and guide our business.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Take control and optimize the month-end close process – shortening the close timeline, developing a strict close calendar and implementing reliable accrual-based accounting to produce accurate and timely financial statements.
  • Review and maintain a general ledger structure that is GAAP compliant and appropriately aligned to the management reporting needs of the business.
  • Run a formal close review process with business partners and management team; conduct period over period flux analysis and compare actual vs. expected results in partnership with Finance.
  • Manage accuracy and effectiveness of accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, payroll, fixed asset records, prepaid expenses and accruals process.
  • Establish, monitor and maintain impenetrable internal controls and corresponding documentation across mission-critical accounting procedures that improve the efficiency of the accounting and finance organization as well as the flow of quality, actionable information within the company.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and automation by introducing technology solutions and best practices – aid Finance and Operations in the identification and implementation of ERP.
  • Develop, maintain and enforce new policies and procedures including expense reimbursement and invoice/budget approvals tracking.
  • Support third-party audits and overall audit readiness of The Farmer’s Dog.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in Accounting with 7+ years of experience in accounting, with at least 4 years within an operating company.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting procedures in accordance with US GAAP. CPA preferred.
  • Success in building, developing and leading impactful accounting organizations.
  • Retail experience with physical inventory management and reporting a plus.
  • ERP implementation experience.
  • Unmatched attention to detail with expertise in advanced functionality of Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills with the ability to navigate a highly cross-functional organization and create a culture of collaboration with Accounting.
  • Driven and self-motivated with a fierce work ethic and an unshakeable commitment to integrity.


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Location

The Farmer's Dog is located in the heart of Greenwich Village right by Washington Square Park and NYU!

An Insider's view of The Farmer's Dog

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's so refreshing to be able to walk into my job knowing that I'm truly making a difference. Every person on our team believes in our product and mission, so motivation and passion comes organically. Did I mention that our office is full of dogs?

Matt

Customer Experience

What projects are you most excited about?

We are changing the way people think about pet food by delivering fresh, healthy meals for dogs in personalized meal plans. Supply chain is exciting because it's basically the key differentiating factor for how we can be the most cost efficient, really impact the consumer experience for the better, and always make sure the dogs get fed.

Sana

Head of Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

I feel a crazy opportunity to grow my career the way I want to at The Farmer's Dog. We are encouraged to take risks and are surrounded by genuine, loving, and compassionate people. The culture is supportive of both dog and human health and wellness, and I love that I get to help dogs live longer lives with my dog, Emmy, by my side.

Adrian

Growth Manager

What is your vision for the company?

The Farmer's Dog is on a mission to change the way people think about feeding their pets. Our goal is to educate & give people the tools to give their pets the healthiest diet. We believe that once the world is educated about fresh food, people will stop feeding their pets processed food and the life expectancy for the entire species will increase.

Brett

Co-Founder & Head of Community

What does your typical day look like?

As CEO, I spend my days making the hard decisions, hiring the best people, protecting the team, and making sure the company is financially sound. I also get to choose which dogs are allowed in the office (all of them).

Jonathan

Co-Founder & CEO

What are The Farmer's Dog Perks + Benefits

The Farmer's Dog Benefits Overview

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 (avocado toast always)

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
We love partnering with rescue organizations, adoption centers, and other organizations who are as passionate about dogs and dog people as we are.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Whether we're ordering in, going out, or bringing our own, we take lunch seriously.
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
We love a good offsite and have regular all-hands meetings led by the co-founders.
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
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