Global Controller

Birchbox, New York

Birchbox is changing the way consumers discover and purchase beauty, and lifestyle products.

About Birchbox

We started Birchbox in 2010 to redefine the way consumers discover and shop for beauty and grooming. The company quickly grew from an exciting idea to a business that has materially shaped the beauty industry: we've activated an enormous group of underserved, untapped consumers, awakening their relationship with beauty by making the experience relevant, easy and fun. Our innovation isn't the simple concept of delivering a box of samples - it's understanding that although not everyone is passionate about beauty and grooming, everyone still deserves to have a great experience finding, trying and buying it.

Birchbox operates in six countries, reaching more than 2.5 million active customers with a portfolio of 500 best-in-class prestige brand partners. We have retail locations within select Walgreens stores across the US as well as a flagship Birchbox store in Paris.

About the role:

Birchbox is seeking a Global Controller with a successful record of managing and leading highly effective accounting teams. You will report to the V, and will be responsible for building out the function and the reporting tools to enable global accounting operations. You will have the opportunity to partner with the leadership team globally to guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will be a CPA with a strong knowledge of US GAAP, who previously worked in public accounting. You have previously lead accounting functions and know how to manage and develop the team. You are driven and ambitious but also flexible. You are exceptional at prioritizing work, setting expectations and communicating to stakeholders. You are a strong project manager who knows how to motivate the team to push forward.

You will lead and manage a local team and oversee the global accounting function in the UK, Spain, and France.


People & Process Management

  • Responsible for the day to day team management and accounting operations
  • Provide support and guidance for the global finance and accounting teams in the UK, France and Spain

Reporting & Financial Management

  • Responsible for the global consolidated monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Oversee monthly financial reporting to key internal and external stakeholders, analyze budget to actual performance, pull out key insights and provide recommendations
  • Serve as the financial lead for our financial management software (ERP) and suggest new ways to leverage our internal tools to streamline reporting
  • Maintain and manage the global chart of accounts, staying flexible with changing business requirement
  • Oversee payroll process and ensure accuracy and timely manner, have familiarity with equity incentive plan, administration and accounting standards

Compliance & Controls:

  • Provide guidance regarding global technical accounting issues to develop and document the company’s position on material transactions and key accounting matters
  • Establish and maintain accounting policies, procedures and internal controls to ensure compliance with all regulatory reporting requirements; produce additional regulatory and ad hoc reporting as required
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws regarding finances, tax filings, and reporting
  • Serve as the point person for the company’s external audit; manage auditor relationship
  • Monitors risk profile of the company and suggests ways to limit risk


  • Provide insight and guidance regarding cash reporting, including variance analysis to budget and forecasts, best practices and recommendations
  • Oversee Liquidity Management and controlling of the cash flow position of the company to understand the sources and uses of cash
  • Standardize payment terms and support team leads with contract negotiations

Leadership & Cross-Team Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with finance on development of budgets and forecast
  • Work closely with the financial planning and business intelligence functions to drive consistent reporting and analysis throughout the organization
  • Work with team leads to continually identify areas of improvement and opportunities for cost savings


  • 12+ years of experience in accounting
  • 5+ years of team management
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and International Reporting Standards
  • Strong collaborator with excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience with working with ERP and internal systems implementations
  • Ability to multi-task, handle pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment without a lot of direction or oversight


About Birchbox

Birchbox is changing the way consumers discover and purchase beauty, and lifestyle products.


Want to learn more about Birchbox? Visit Birchbox's website.