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Financial Controller

Dr. Barbara Sturm
New York City, New York (US)
Closing date
2 May 2023

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Dr. Barbara Sturm, one of the most sought-after aesthetic doctors in the world, drew on two decades of anti-inflammatory research and practice to create her high performance, ingredient science-focused skincare regimens. Her unique products have achieved cult status with skincare devotees worldwide, and her philosophy of healing the skin has challenged both aggressive approaches and the conventional wisdom. 

Dr. Sturm has built more than a brand—she has built a lifestyle based on bettering oneself through education and self-care, focusing on your own beliefs and ambition and taking every challenge as an opportunity. Our community and customers are at the core of everything we do and their voices, opinions, and ideas inform each decision we make. Join us and become part of #TeamSturm. 

Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics is seeking a strong, detail-oriented, process driven, hands-on Controller for North America. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and fast-growing company, playing a crucial role in setting up the systems and processes for its continued success.

Reporting to the CFO, the Controller is responsible for overseeing and directing all financial activities.


  • Develops internal control policy and procedures for all financial activities; ensures the Finance team as well as the entire Company comply controls. Constantly strives to improve company-wide controls.
  • Lead local corporate governance and administration to ensure federal and state tax and filing compliance.
  • Specific focus on order-to-cash, purchase orders, procurement and other standard processes related to inventory control.
  • Oversee all inventory related process and controls, including month end reconciliations, three-way matches, and the accuracy of COGS and Inventory.
  • Direct the integration of new processes within our ERP system (Netsuite) to consistently improve the accuracy, efficiency and scalability of our financial reporting.
  • Together with the CFO, oversees the regional tax & financial planning.
  • Familiarity with accounting software flows (NetSuite experience is preferred)
  • Responsible for day-to-day financial management and oversight of large-scale corporate budgets ensuring teams remain within approved budgets (e.g. store opening programmes, large scale property or IT projects, etc)
  • Oversees the Treasury activities managed daily by the Finance Team.
  • In charge of the daily management of the regional Finance team.
  • Coordinates, directs, develops and motivates Finance team to support the overall success of the company’s objectives.
  • Constantly evaluates the Finance team’s performance and recommends training, process improvements, reviewing job descriptions and making key decisions regarding the team to thrive for a best-in-class team.
  • Oversees implementing reporting systems. The Controller is constantly looking for ways to provide more accurate and adequate reports that the Finance team can deliver on a timely manner.
  • Liaise with outside partner professionals -- CPA Auditors, Tax, Banking and Legal – anticipating and coordinating the needs of the business, partnering for success.


  • Minimum of 10 years Accounting experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or similar is preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations preferred.
  • Ability to leverage strengths of the current finance team members; ability to drive change where shortfalls are identified
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to the business.
  • Ability to make confident and independent recommendations.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems and challenging problems.
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
  • Experience in implementing & optimising ERP systems

Candidates invited to interview will need to demonstrate their right to work in the US

Salary: [$140,000 - $165,000]

Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. Dr. Barbara Sturm is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The company is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, skin colour, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We base all our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs. 


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