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Controller

Memphis Meats

Memphis Meats

Accounting & Finance
Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024
About us:
Based in Berkeley, CA, UPSIDE Foods grows meat, poultry, and seafood directly from real animal cells. These products are not vegan or vegetarian—they are delicious meat, made without the need to raise and slaughter billions of animals. In doing so, the company aims to address some of the most pressing environmental, animal welfare, and public health challenges, while still giving people the meat they love.
Founded as the world’s first cultivated meat company in 2015, UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats) has achieved numerous industry-defining milestones, including being the first company to produce multiple species of meat (beef, chicken, and duck) and to sell a cultivated meat product in the United States. The company believes that people shouldn’t have to choose between the foods they love and a thriving planet, and is working to build a better food system with access to delicious, humane, and sustainable meat, poultry, and seafood.
UPSIDE Foods has won various industry awards, including New York Times’ Good Tech Awards, FastCo’s Next Big Thing in Tech and World Changing Ideas Awards, and the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources. UPSIDE Foods has raised a total of $608 million, including from the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund (ADG), Baillie Gifford, Bill Gates, Cargill, John Doerr, John Mackey, Kimbal and Christiana Musk, Norwest, Richard Branson, Softbank, Temasek, Threshold, Tyson Foods, and others.
About this job:
We're seeking a Controller who will be dedicated to ensuring absolute integrity and accuracy of our financial data and reporting, delivering results with speed and data that enables insights for Enterprise Value Creation. This role involves strategic planning and direction for accounting functions, accurate financial reporting, and efficient cash flow management. The Controller will oversee daily cash operations, banking relationships, and compliance with regulations. They will also lead financial audits and collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify process improvements.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Lead and manage the Accounting Department and day-to-day financial operations, including accounting, cost accounting, accounts payable, reconciliations, financial reporting, and compliance activities.
  • Prepare and analyze accurate and timely financial statements, budgets, forecasts, and other financial reports.
  • Develop and maintain internal controls to ensure the integrity of financial information and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align financial goals with overall business objectives.
  • Lead the team and tax advisors on income, sales & use, and property tax filings.
  • Provide financial insights and recommendations to executive leadership to support strategic decision-making.
  • Streamline and optimize financial processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
About You:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; CPA or master's degree strongly preferred.
  • 15+ years of progressive experience in accounting or finance in both public and private companies, with a minimum of 5 years in a Controller role. Strong preference for candidates with experience as a Controller in a publicly-traded company, as well as experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting principles, cost accounting, financial regulations, and reporting standards.
  • Proven leadership and team management skills.
  • Experience in overseeing external audits and managing relationships with auditors.
  • Advanced proficiency in ERP systems, financial software and Microsoft Excel. Specific experience with Business Central, Coupa, and Planful preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to contribute to the long-term planning and growth of the organization.
  • High level of integrity and commitment to financial transparency and compliance.
Who You’ll Work With:
  • This role will partner with every function in the company! It’s a rare opportunity to learn about all parts of the business and industry.
  • You will often work closely with executive leadership, finance and accounting teams, and other departments to ensure the organization's financial success and compliance with regulatory requirements.
Compensation Range: $220,000 - $260,000*
*Pay may vary depending on factors including job-related knowledge and skills.
UPSIDE Benefits!
  • Stock options for all full-time incoming team members!
  • 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision)
  • Pet insurance for your furry family members!
  • Unlimited PTO
  • DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs
  • Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities
UPSIDE Foods is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.