Jewelers of America

VP - Controller

New York, United States
5 days ago


1stDibs is a leading online marketplace for extraordinary design. Since 2000, we have captured the magic of the Paris flea market, connecting those seeking the most beautiful things on earth with highly coveted sellers and makers in vintage, antique and contemporary furniture, home décor, art, fine jewelry, watches and fashion.

Despite the pandemic, the 1stDibs 2021 was a banner year topped off by its IPO debut on June 10, which reaped approximately $117.5 million in net proceeds before its closure. With that momentum, 1stDibs has set its sights on continued growth, mainly through mergers and acquisitions—a road the company started down with the acquisition of the software company Design Manager in 2019. Internally, the focus is on broadening access to a greater pool of consumers by expanding digital language and purchasing options to meet international needs, while also stepping into new product categories such as new and custom.

Opportunity for Impact

As the Controller, you will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Thomas Etergino, and you will serve as a collaborative member of the finance team and work closely with the entire organization to realize 1stDibs’ full potential and ambitious growth plans.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Direct and oversee the company’s accounting function, which includes accounting operations, financial reporting, accounting policy and compliance, consolidations, revenue operations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and tax preparation.
  • Develop and elevate the accounting foundation with appropriate people, systems, and processes that will build a scalable organization and drive business growth efficiently.
  • Strengthen the accounting function’s capabilities to support rapid growth, including entity expansion and its impact on finance and accounting policies.
  • Serve as a strategic business partner cross functionally, providing data and insights to drive growth. 
  • Lead the monthly, quarterly, and annual external and internal financial close and reporting processes.
  • Lead and direct the accounting team in the development, implementation, and oversight of company-wide accounting policies and controls consistent with SEC, US GAAP, IFRS and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies to support public filings, such as drafting the s1 and preparing the 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and proxy filings.
  • Serve as the principal liaison with external auditors to ensure a smooth annual and quarterly financial statement audit.
  • Develop and maintain a well-documented system of accounting policies and procedures; provide subject matter expertise on the implementation of accounting policies and the accounting for complex transactions.
  • Work cross functionally with various teams to automate manual accounting processes and reporting to ensure efficient and accurate flow of information between teams, particularly the people and legal teams.
  • Partner with the CFO to determine accounting implications for all material business decisions.
  • Communicate pending changes in accounting rules and regulations to senior management which carry financial or operational implications and partner with senior management to address them.
  • Manage and be a key interface with the Audit Committee; present key accounting issues and topics to the Audit Committee with the CFO each quarter.
  • In partnership with the executive team, play a critical role in M&A target evaluation, acquisition and integration.
  • Strategically build a globally distributed, high performing team. 

Professional Qualifications

  • Leadership position in the accounting, finance and/or controllership function, ideally in an e-commerce or consumer facing company.
  • A track record of success leading accounting organizations through significant growth in terms of revenue scale.
  • Experience successfully operating in a public company setting a must.
  • Demonstrated adept handling of multiple competing priorities and duties in a fast-paced, results-driven, changing environment, with minimal daily oversight.
  • Experience leading through transformational change in the controllership function including acquisition integration, ERP system implementation, and internal control processes and procedures execution.
  • Ability to present to senior management on key strategic initiatives including acquisitions, new business models and revenue streams.
  • Significant experience working with external auditors, regulators, SOX compliance and related issues.
  • Experience presenting to Audit Committees and other internal and external decision makers.
  • Proven track record of building teams, and attracting and developing high-performing talent. 
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.
  • International accounting experience a strong plus.

Personal Characteristics

  • Intellectually curious and able to think deeply and qualitatively about business problems, breaking down issues and presenting solutions.
  • A no-ego leader who instills confidence through collaboration and influencing, industry expertise, high-growth experience, and successful team building. 
  • Must be able to both drive the strategic direction of the accounting function and be willing to roll up their sleeves and dive into the details when necessary.
  • Entrepreneurial, results-oriented with a high-level of dedication, energy, and integrity.
  • Collaborative and proactive by nature with strong cross-functional and integrative organizational skills.
  • A continuous process improvement mindset.

About 1stDibs

1stDibs is a leading online marketplace for connecting design lovers with highly coveted sellers and makers of vintage, antique, and contemporary furniture, home décor, art, fine jewelry, watches and fashion.

1stDibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63268874
  • Location:
    New York, United States
  • Position Title: VP - Controller
  • Company Name For Job: 1stDibs
  • Job Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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