Controller (FT)

San Clemente, CaliforniaFull-time
About the Job
The Controller manages accounting records and is responsible for the production of financial reports including reports required by law for shareholders' review. The Controller is responsible for ensuring that they are issued on time, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and that they fairly and accurately reflect the company's current financial position.


Following are examples of key responsibilities and are not an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties may change depending on business needs.
  • Lead the month end closure process by way of managing the reconciliation and preparation of supporting audit ready workpapers pertaining to all General Ledger accounts.
  • Lead cost accounting, inventory reconciliation and control.
  • Reconciliation of related party transactions, including foreign distributor partners, and domestic equipment manufacturer.
  • Financial statement preparation for all US entities.
  • Preparation of consolidated financial statements of all Company entities, domestic and foreign.
  • Manage the year end close process, similar to that of the month end close, but also including the management of physical inventory counts.
  • Interact and manage with external CPAs on year end audits, quarterly reports, tax provision calculations, and any other relevant projects on an as needed basis.
  • Lead semi-annual audits with creditor’s external auditors for ABL facility.
  • Report monthly trends on variances with respect to inventory and COGS.
  • Monitor and enforce internal controls and Governance over various business processes as it relates to financial reporting and controls.
  • Establish new policies and procedures around improving internal controls and Governance where necessary.
  • Management of supporting functions and further development of staff reporting to Controller.
  • Must have Bachelor's degree in Accounting (CPA preferred) and at least 5 years of related experience.
  • Must be intermediate to advanced user of MS Excel; solid leadership and supervisory expertise; effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills also a must.
    About SAMBAZON

    Founded in 2000, SAMBAZON, an acronym for Sustainable Management of the Brazilian Amazon, was the first company to introduce “certified Açaí” to the world, supplying organic and Fair Trade certified Açaí products from a proprietary supply chain to ensure transparency from the “palm of the tree to the palm of your hand.” SAMBAZON recently launched Seeding Change, a documentary highlighting mission-driven brands operating on triple-bottom-line business models and using commerce as a vehicle to create a more prosperous future for the people and the planet, similarly to how SAMBAZON uses the Delicious Powers of Açaí. All SAMBAZON products, including Smoothie Packs, Ready to Eat Açaí Bowls, Juices, Energy drinks and Açaí Bites are made from USDA Organic, Non-GMO, vegan, and Fair for Life, Fair Trade Certified Açaí. SAMBAZON’s Fair Trade certification has helped to protect the Amazon Rainforest and its rich biodiversity and has helped to positively impact thousands of local growers. With the commitment to invest a percentage of local Açaí purchases back into the community, SAMBAZON has contributed over $1 million to build healthcare centers, community centers and schools. For more information about Seeding Change and SAMBAZON’s mission and products, visit