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JOB DESCRIPTION: We are looking for a detail oriented, assertive and knowledgeable Director of Finance to join our management team. This team member will play a critical role in managing, analyzing and improving our organization’s financial performance, and performing our accounting functions. This role will aid Sweet Nothings in tracking current financials, and developing financial plans that support organizational strategy.

Financial Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee preparation of financial statements, accounts receivables/payable, and maintain cash controls

  • Manage transition from third party accounting/CFO firm to in-house, and handle all aspects of accounting for the organization

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly budgets, forecasts and allocation models in accordance with financial closing calendar timelines

  • Help company achieve financial objectives by co-preparing an annual budget with the CEO, updating forecasts, reporting monthly progress of actual vs. budgeted across organization

  • Assist with audit preparation as needed

  • Compile and retrieve data for analyses and develop data management strategies

  • Coordinate the month-end and year-end closing processes

  • Prepare and file annual tax returns or prepare financial information so that outside accountants can complete tax returns

Job Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Finance/Accounting or related field

  • 5+ years experience in food/CPG and 5+ years of Finance/Accounting experience 

  • Exceptional planning, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and strong quantitative and statistical modeling skills

  • Outstanding technology skills, including strong proficiency in Quickbooks Online, SOS Inventory, Bill.com and Gusto

  • Comfort working in a productive environment as a hands-on team player who can also operate independently

  • Experience with cap tables, option grants, ESOPs, etc. 

  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Highly organized, high level of attention to detail, good communicator

  • Self-starter who is comfortable working remote

  • Lives the mantra “no job too small” and is excited about contributing in a variety of ways in a start-up environment

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COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Sweet Nothings creates healthy snacks from organic fruits, nuts and seeds. Our flagship product is a spoonable smoothie sold in the frozen aisle – think of it as a cup of smoothie ingredients that you eat like ice cream. Our plant-based products contain no dairy, no added sugar, and no ingredients you can’t pronounce. We’re on a mission to prove that healthy can, and should, taste delicious.

In just under 4 months since our retail launch, our product is available at over 150 grocery stores across the country, including Erewhon, Nugget, Gelson’s (June 2020 launch), Mother’s Market (June 2020 launch), on Good Eggs, and through our website, with several other banners launching in the next 6 months. 

Sweet Nothings was started in 2019 by Beth Porter and Jake Kneller. 

Jake Kneller, Chief Executive Officer

Adjunct lecturer in food, design, and technology at Stanford, where he earned his MBA and BA. Worked on strategy, pricing, and expansion at Impossible Foods. Previously an independent consultant for food startups across LA, NYC, and London. 

Beth Porter, Chief Product Officer

Seasoned entrepreneur w/ 15 yrs operational experience as CEO/Co-Founder of Autism Services company w/ ~100 employees. Mom of two with passion for healthy, clean living.

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