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Assistant Controller - Nobell Foods

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Job Title
Assistant Controller
Job Location
South San Francisco
Job Description

Nobell Foods is creating cheese and other dairy products from plant-derived dairy proteins for the 99% of people who are unwilling to compromise on taste and price. Nobell is made up of a team of passionate scientists, explorers, and storytellers on a mission to radically change the way we make food, so it’s better for you, the animals, and the planet. We are backed by Bill Gates’ client fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Robert Downey Jr. If you believe in our mission and are excited about our work, we would love to hear from you!

About the Role:

The Assistant Controller will be tasked with creating and managing an in-house accounting function, team, monthly close process, and reporting structure to highlight a few key areas.

Reporting to the Director of Finance, your expertise will play a key role in preparing and managing GAAP quality financial statements, all aspects of the month end close, Inventory, accounting systems, audit, and collaboration with FP&A. 


  • Create and manage a comprehensive month end close plan. Including making journal entries, expense allocations by department, amortizations, accruals, equity transactions, AR and AP close & reconciliations.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations including but not limited to cash, inventory roll forwards, prepaids, accrued expenses, fixed assets, equity transactions, debt, credit cards, AP & AR.
  • Create policies and procedures for capitalization thresholds, cash management controls, approvals routing, P2P, and O2C.
  • Monthly Financial reporting preparation including segmented P&Ls by department or business channel, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.
  • Assist in the develop reporting segmentation and department expense tracking within the general ledger
  • Produce GAAP compliant audit quality financial statements
  • Cost of Goods sold calculations and Bill of Material management within the accounting system and collaboration with operations.
  • Inventory roll forward, create new items as needed and capitalize overhead to the balance sheet. 
  • Track CAPEX and tie to the GL and develop a method to record disposals and when new equipment is placed in service
  • Accounts Payable management. Oversee a direct report and the A/P process. Maintain, expensify, and Brex. 
  • Maintain internal controls within accounting and cash controls.
  • Support the Director of Finance in future audits, fundraising efforts, ERP implementation and financial analysis
  • Maintain the chart of accounts and general ledger in accounting systems
  • 13-week cash forecast development and management
  • Accounting expense analysis to identify cost savings, profitability and other financial analysis as needed.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA is a plus.
  • 5-10 years of accounting experience, public accounting audit is a plus.
  • Very strong Excel skills are required including vlookups, pivot tables, if formulas, charts and graphs and data cleanup
  • Previous experience managing an accounting close, but ability to dig into the details and perform the work independently if needed.
  • Experience with a variety of ERP systems, Quickbooks is a plus
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work collaboratively with others at all levels.
  • Ability to be on site in South San Francisco at our beautiful new campus 


 The pay range is currently between $130,000 to $150,000 in annual gross compensation. Within the range, individual pay is determined by many factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Nobell Foods offers competitive compensation, generous healthcare, dental and vision plans, 401(k) and commuter benefits.

Nobell Foods Headquarters Location

South San Francisco, CA

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Nobell Foods Company Size

Between 50 - 100 employees

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Nobell Foods Funding Rounds

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  • Series B

    $75,000,000 USD

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