Tea Forté (Headquartered in Maynard, MA) is the global luxury tea brand identified around the world as the ultimate tea experience. To support its high growth, it is hiring a Controller based in the Greater Boston area. The Controller will report to the Chief Financial Officer. 

About Tea Forté

With its understated luxuriousness, Tea Forté has become an everyday indulgence for tea connoisseurs in over 35 countries. Signature pyramid infusers and design-driven accessories bring impeccably blended teas to every cup. Tea Forté is available at the world’s leading hotels, restaurants, resorts and retailers. Visit our website at and to learn more.

Tea Forté offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and an opportunity to be an integral part of a fast-growing, dynamic team. If you love high end beautiful brands, and truly want to make immediate impact on a company’s trajectory, this is the place for you. And of course, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Manage and execute the monthly close process and consolidations process with JDE/Peets Corporate Headquarters.

· Responsible for coordinating and certifying Monthly Financials; Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts and reviewing with CFO

· Certifying Balance Sheet Reconciliations

· Lead/Build strong accounting team 

· Control frameworks

· “Right Hand” to CFO and Business Partner to Senior Leadership

· Working knowledge of all business processes 

· Improve process and controls vis-à-vis automation and system enhancements 

· Responsible for cash management/treasury activities, including quarterly cash forecasting

· Responsible for all activities within Accounts Receivables/Credit team and monthly calculation of bad debt reserves

· Responsible for all activities within Accounts Payable including sign-off of weekly payment batch

·  Responsible for maintaining all Accounting Information systems including NetSuite system integrations with Avalara, Tipalti, Shopify, Amazon Seller Central, Planful

· Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting. Ensure all registrations for new states for payroll/workers compensation and file to knowledge management systems. Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements including Sales and Use, VAT, and HST tax filings. Review annual contract with tax filing partners. 

· Review and Certify production and distribution of 1099/W2 forms

· Lead all work with external auditors. Review/ Assist external vendors to complete financial reports, profit sharing, 401K, and tax information

· Responsible for maintaining accounting processes and procedures. Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

· Oversee Corporate Card Program 

· Oversee daily work of accounting/finance team. Provide coaching, focal point reviews and growth opportunities

· Other duties assigned, as necessary


• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required; CPA/CMA preferred

• 7-10 years’ experience in accounting or financial analytical reasoning

• 3- 5 yeas knowledge of accounting rules, regulations, policies and procedures reflective of the consumer-packaged goods industry

• NetSuite strongly preferred 

• Strong administrative and organizational skills

• Ability to work with various departments and foster teamwork

• Excellent computer skills in entire Microsoft Windows environment. Proven, solid Microsoft BI, Access and Excel skills. Detailed knowledge of Accounting Information Systems, forecasting and relational databases automated accounting system.