Career Opportunities

Vice President Finance

Ellis Brooklyn

Ellis Brooklyn

Accounting & Finance
Stamford, CT, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

VP, FINANCE - Ellis Brooklyn


About Ellis Brooklyn

ELLIS BROOKLYN is a clean and eco, award-winning fragrance line carried at Sephora, Ulta, Credo, and international retailers like Mecca and Liberty London. We’re looking for a motivated and detail-oriented VP, Finance for our fast-growing beauty company! The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail, take initiative to complete tasks and is comfortable interfacing with both internal departments and third-party accounting support. This role will report primarily to our founder-CEO but will also work with sales and operations teams. We look forward to hearing from you!




Undergraduate Degree in Accounting

9+ years of relevant work experience.

CPA required

Experience with Direct-to-Consumer industries and Beauty Wholesale required

Strong understanding of US GAAP (including ASC 606, inventory, prepaids and accrued expenses)

Strong understanding of Quickbooks Online and

Strong understanding of Dear Inventory Management and Shopify and POS (retail) systems

Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and team player

Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Tech-savvy.

Highly organized detail-oriented individual with strong sense of ownership.

Strategic, analytical, and agile thinker with problem-solving skills

Ability to comprehend both big-picture and minute details. Ability to do financial modeling with the CEO and sales team.

Ability to design and implement new processes for new business arrangements (i.e., Omnichannel) to be compliant with company policy and US GAAP.


The VP, FINANCE will be responsible for accurate financial accounting and controls, management of the Controller and external accounting team.

The VP, FINANCE shall be able to build detailed modeling, forecasting and reports.

This position will have regular interaction with operations, ecommerce and marketing teams.

The role will report to the CEO and support key accounting processes including the management of multiple simultaneous projects and develop presentations that articulate findings and actionable recommendations

Lead the month-end and quarter-end financial statement close process, including managing external controller and third-party accounting teams

Lead evaluation of transactions for appropriate accounting treatment

Serve as Subject Matter Expert for certain accounting related activities and transactions

Partner with the third-party controller and accounting teams during the planning and budget process

Ensure compliance with Company Policies

Proactively identify and implement process improvements

Support annual internal and external audits if needed.

Contribute to the preparation and distribution of monthly financial reporting packages to senior management, outside investors and executive team

Investigate reporting discrepancies and communicate issues in a timely manner

Produce, manage and have full ownership of board of directors/ investors reporting metrics

Continually develop, expand, and improve month-end close and financial reporting procedures

Perform and lead ad hoc accounting and finance requests and special projects, as assigned




• Competitive pay, salary range $150,000-$180,000. Note that the salary range is highly dependent on experience, background and other factors, and can differ from the listed range.

• 3 weeks of paid vacation

• Health plan

• Employee discounts