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Accounting Manager - Worldwise

Finance — Novato, CA

Department: Finance
FLSA: Exempt
Reports to: Corporate Controller
Salary: $120K-$140K
Date: April 2023

Position Summary: The Accounting Manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing the daily operations of the accounting function and ensure accounts are finalized within set deadlines and according to company’s accounting regulations.

Company Overview:

Worldwise Inc. is a global organization poised for growth; an organization that embraces the vision to delight its customers while outperforming its competitors; an organization that is committed to the principles of quality, innovation, safety, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. Worldwise is an industry leader in the development and branding of smart, stylish, and innovative pet products. Our brands include SmartyKat, Sherpa, goDog, Trusty Pup, Kitty Sift, Fur Haven, Pawscout and Pet Factory. We seek diverse and energetic people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focus on continuous improvement, uphold Worldwise’s values, and of course, love pets.

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Novato, CA, with additional offices in Colorado, Texas, Washington, Kentucky, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Asia. Worldwise provides a fun, flexible, and pet-friendly working environment, opportunities for career growth, and competitive compensation and benefits. Join our team in beautiful Marin County and help design the future of the Company. You’ll join a team comprised of individuals who possess a passionate interest in product design, operations, customer service, technology, digital trends, E-Commerce and, yes, pets!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing the company’s financial and accounting policies, workflows, and methods after consultation with the Controller and/or CFO
  • Auditing accounts to ensure they comply with the company’s policy policies, procedures and GAAP
  • Providing all accounting reports and documents needed by the Controller, CFO, and the company’s external auditors to ensure correct and timely closing and reporting at year-end
  • Evaluating the company’s financial transactions to ensure they comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Coordinate Corporate compliance on business insurance process & audit
  • Month end financial analysis and prepare accurate and timely financial reports for management
  • Continuous improvement to financial and operating policies, procedures, and processes that improve consistency, accuracy, and timeliness of reporting and strengthen internal controls
  • Responsible for mentoring and professional development of financial accounting team members
  • Provide support and coordination of reporting activities for operations across international entities
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested
  • Work closely with internal and external partners, both in the Americas and abroad.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • Leadership and people management skills to manage 1 direct report, as well as be a backup for the AR, AP and Payroll staff
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, standards, and regulations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities across all levels of an organization
  • Ability to work proactively and independently
  • Flexibility to finding the best approach towards a solution to make an informed decision
  • Superior data management and data analysis skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Accounting/Finance preferred
  • Minimum 3+ years related experience and/or training.
  • Preferably from a product industry with experience in inventory.
  • Previous experience and familiarity with Sage is a plus
  • Strong Excel skills are mandatory

*Hybrid role – 3 days in the office/2 days remote

*Must be fully vaccinated

Interested and qualified applicants for any open position can email their resumes (with cover letters) to No phone calls, please. Be sure to reference the exact job title in the subject line.

Worldwise provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or military or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Worldwise complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which it operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Worldwise further expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or military or veteran status.

Worldwise requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New hires need to be fully vaccinated, and provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 on their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at Worldwise, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located in Novato, Colorado, Texas or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.