Bluestone Lane
  • 21-May-2020 to Until Filled (PST)
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Bluestone Lane is the leading premium Australian-influenced Coffee & Hospitality brand. Our purpose is to make our locals feel special through genuine connection, premium coffee, and healthy food. We are seeking a passionate & customer focused Financial Controller to join our team in NYC!


The Financial Controller will be the driving force behind Bluestone Lane's finance and accounting engine. They will have multi-unit hospitality experience, strong knowledge of accounting, and a passion for partnering with key stakeholders to drive awareness, growth and optimization of the business. They will "drive the news" in addition to "reporting the news". 


The Financial Controller is a hands-on entrepreneurial role within an all hands on deck, entrepreneurial organization and will oversee all aspects of finance including accounting, business intelligence, KPI development and reporting, business planning and forecasting.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities: 

Partner with "The Business" to Define and Drive KPIs: 

  • Partner with Operations and Marketing leadership to identify, refine and implement best-in-class KPIs/reporting packages
  • Ensure "the business" is armed with the required tools and levers to monitor, drive and improve performance 


Manage Accounting Systems: 

  • Oversee the ongoing Accounting function inclusive of the monthly close, cash flow forecasting, tax planning, management of accounting systems and infrastructure and oversight of external audit, tax and legal relationships
  • Ensure Bluestone Lane complies with all GAAP, federal, state and local laws


Build Strategic Finance Engine: 

  • Partner closely with the acting CFO & Founder/CEO to build out the strategic finance competency within the organization incorporating best in class tools and processes tailored to Bluestone Lane's business
  • Drive and manage the budget process and guide key financial decision making for the business throughout the year


Oversee Business Intelligence: 

  • Responsible for defining and executing an ongoing business intelligence roadmap, partnering heavily with technology and business leaders to facilitate automated and customizable reporting for all levels of the business


Optimize Accounting Engine: 

  • Partner closely with the acting CFO, Director of Accounting and other key leaders to further build-out/optimize the accounting systems, team and infrastructure to ensure the department is well situated to support the growth and increased complexity of the business and regulatory environment over time


Manage Accounting Teams: 

  • Develop talent across the accounting department and will support continuous improvement initiatives across the department


Required Skills, Competencies & Experience:

  • 8-10+ years of relevant work experience in accounting within high-growth companies. 
  • Multi-unit hospitality experience
  • Hold a CPA certification
  • Experience in driving favorable business outcomes through the development of KPIs, budgets, forecasting tools, strategic plans, etc. 
  • Highly organized, have great attention to detail and accuracy, have a curious mindset and get excited about continuous improvement
  • Strong ability to independently make prudent, well-informed decisions and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Technical proficiency in GAAP
  • Proven knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations



  • Competitive & generous compensation & benefits package
  • Play an influential role building an amazing business



Keywords: New York, Headquarters

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