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KREWE du optic

KREWE du optic

Accounting & Finance
New Orleans, LA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

KREWE is an independent high-fashion eyewear company inspired by the creativity and spirit of New Orleans, our hometown. Since launching in 2013 the brand has continued to grow and evolve with an extensive offering of unique, hand-crafted sun and optical frames designed in New Orleans and crafted with the utmost attention to detail. In addition to 4 brick & mortar locations, 12 “Tiny House” concept stores, and a robust ecommerce business the brand is also available at many notable independent and major retailers such as Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Shopbop. KREWE’s unique approach to eyewear has created a cult-following amongst consumers and influencers alike. Our frames have appeared in publications from GQ to VOGUE and on celebrities such as Beyonce, Gigi Hadid, Meghan Markle, Carrie Underwood, Hailey Bieber, Zayne Malik, Scott Disick, Adam Huber, among others.

As the business grows, we are seeking smart, creative, and experienced individuals to join our talented team! Key attributes and qualities we are looking for in candidates for all open roles include an entrepreneurial spirit, innovative and solution-oriented, adaptable and resilient, best-practices methodology, team-oriented with a lean-in attitude, highest standards for execution, and a high level of accountability.

The Controller plays a key financial leadership ensuring that all transactions are properly recorded in KREWE’s book of records and driving all internal controls for Company processes. They are responsible for ensuring that all expenditures and disbursements are in accordance with intent of management and that the Company is following various tax and regulatory requirements. The Controller has significant impact on the information cadence of the organization and plays a critical role to ensure that record keeping is accurate, providing the raw material for the Company’s decision making process. This leader should be process driven and strive to implement procedures that makes these company-wide processes efficient.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage full cycle the month and quarter-end financial statement close process of all functions, including approval and posting of journal entries and review of reconciliations ensuring proper accuracy
  • Leads the daily accounting processes and provides guidance and oversight to the accounting team
  • Owns the month-end and year-end close processes, ensuring a regular and well-managed monthly accounting close process, including the development of a standard monthly accrual list and completion of all major account reconciliations
  • Oversee regulatory reporting, including tax planning and compliance
  • Precise accounting with clear separation between legal entities; responsible for booking transactions such as leases based on sound executed documentation.
  • Exercises fiduciary responsibility by ensuring that all transactions booked, and payments made are supported by appropriate documentation
  • Holds leaders and team accountable for appropriate practices e.g. requiring credit card support in the name of meeting monthly close timeline.
  • Work in partnership with Manufacturing team to ensure control over inventory and improve cost accounting processes
  • Partner with CFO to improve accounting processes, including internal control systems
  • Build and manage relationships with various business leaders throughout the Company, and work with them to prioritize business requirements/projects as they relate to Inventory
  • Support with various related cross functional projects across the company, as the business scales and as needed
  • Exercises their influence to drive efficiencies and control into Company processes.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive accounting experience, including cost accounting
  • Experience with multi-entity organization
  • Demonstrated experience building relationships, facilitating processes and accountability
  • Demonstrated success in managing a team and a track record of developing and mentoring others
  • Experience working with a retail, consumer goods, or related business with understanding of inventory management highly preferred
  • Experience working with NetSuite
  • Must possess an ability and a desire to work effectively in a fast-paced and evolving environment; solution-oriented
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize critical needs effectively; hands on
  • Able to communicate effectively with various levels in the organization and with external parties with ability to influence and collaborate
  • Headquarters: New Orleans

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive wage
  • Group health plans: health, vision and dental insurance
  • Welfare benefits: life, ad&d, supplemental voluntary coverage
  • FSA Plan & HSA Program
  • 401(K) Investment Options
  • Adoption Assistance, EAP, Commuter Benefits
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Quarterly Cultural Spend
  • Ongoing Training & Development, an Educational Allowance
  • 10 paid holidays & Unlimited PTO eligibility
  • KREWE employee frame discount (of course!)

Diversity & Inclusion:


KREWE believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without discrimination or retaliation because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, pregnancy or any other protected characteristic as established by applicable local, state, or federal law.