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Financial Controller

Financial Controller

At Happy Socks North America, we love what we do and share a passion for our products.  Our strong and fast growth is built on pro-active, smart, creative, hands-on and hardworking people who embrace the Happy Socks culture & Spirit.

Happy Socks North America is seeking its first in-house Controller to develop and oversee the Happy Socks accounting function. This position will work cross functionally with senior leadership to design and manage accounting processes that provide financial clarity to our business performance.  The position is based out of our headquarters in SoHo, New York City and reports to our North American Country Manager.

The ideal candidate is a person with strong analytical and accounting skills with the ability to work in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and team-oriented environment.  We are looking for an individual who is organized, thorough, pays close attention to details and has an analytical mind.  Operating in a fast-paced environment where motivation drives you and you are proactive in your ways of working and truly believe that excellent teamwork is very important for success.

Tasks & Responsibilities:


  • Manage Happy Socks Accounting team, ensuring a timely and accurate monthly close process in accordance with US GAAP
  • Review and manage Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Work closely with North American Country Manager to make informed decisions
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
  • Oversee the accounting operations of three divisions – retail, wholesale and ecommerce; specifically analyze and review the control systems, transaction-processing operations, monthly cost center closings, and accounting policies and procedures
  • Monitor the cash flow position throughout the company, understand the sources and uses of cash, and provide insight to management on cash flow projections
  • Understand and monitor all of the company’s liabilities


  • Assure accuracy and timely recording of all transactions
  • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
  • Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
  • Ensure that monthly bank reconciliations are completed
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Prepare and review general ledger activities, journal entries and accruals
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls


  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial reports to the Swedish HQ
  • Prepare the annual budget and financial forecasts to the Swedish HQ        
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management on a monthly basis
  • Additional controller duties as necessary

Requirements & Skills: 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a financial controller
  • Ability to effectively train and develop finance and accounting personnel
  • Strong time management, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills to operate in a demanding, multi-tasking environment
  • Interest in providing financial analyses and enjoy working on a diversity of accounting and finance issues
  • Excellent knowledge in Excel
  • Ability to identify and communicate issues with senior management
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Workplace & Culture

When we’re not getting the job done, we're all about having fun at our Stockholm HQ! Our office is based in a grand ex-embassy building in central Stockholm, and each floor is decked out with quirky decor.

Being in Sweden, we love making time for fika, each month we throw afterwork drinks and we often plan team activities to keep morale high. We believe work should be fun, and we do everything we can to make sure our employees feel the same.

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