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Global Controller


Posted by BioLite on 12/23/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Finance

Company Type: HardGoods/Equipment

State: NY

City: Brooklyn

Country: United States

Required Experience: 7 - 10 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: No

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: Telecommute

Job Description & Requirements

TITLE: Global Controller

HOURS: Full-time

LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York. BioLite has a hybrid work model where employees are in office 1-2 days per week. This role has the possibility of being fully remote for an experienced candidate.

REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer

COMPENSATION: Salary is comparable to other early-stage companies, and includes benefits like fully covered healthcare, company bonus plan, and equity stock options.


  • Comprehensive healthcare plans. BioLite pays 100% of monthly premiums.
  • PTO and family leave
  • Free One Medical membership.
  • Community bonus plan and equity stock options.
  • Adventure Stipend (after two years)
  • Community engagement activities - we celebrate each other's wins and work as a team!



BioLite is a for-profit social enterprise that develops, manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for off-grid communities around the world. Our business serves two distinct markets,  developing-world families living in energy poverty, and  outdoor enthusiasts seeking off-grid cooking, charging and lighting products. 

BioLite believes in a bright and safe future for all, and that includes life at work. BioLite is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we aim to enable everyone to show up as their full selves. An inclusive environment and culture makes our solutions better and our entire team smarter. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.



BioLite is looking for a highly motivated self-starter to serve as our Global Controller. You will be involved in the operations of both business segments (Outdoor Markets and Emerging Markets) with your primary responsibility focusing on global accounting & reporting, treasury, and tax oversight. The Controller will bring a deep understanding of operational accounting and US GAAP combined with a strategic business mindset and an eagerness to learn.



  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting across BioLite‚Äôs businesses, managing a distributed team of accounting resources and the consolidation of multi-entity financial statements
  • Oversee global treasury activities, including weekly cashflow forecasting and reporting and close oversight of working capital components
  • Manage annual Audit process and external vendors, including tax and audit professionals
  • Maintain oversight of primary financial IT infrastructure
  • Oversee global insurance programs to ensure adequate coverage
  • Ensure tax compliance across multiple filing jurisdictions including International
  • Participate in the budgeting and planning process and work with multiple  teams across the company
  • Drive efficiencies and improvements across all processes ensuring an accurate monthly close
  • Build and maintain strong internal controls



  • 7+ years of relevant work experience, with a mix of public accounting and corporate experience in a company with physical products
  • A CPA or relevant experience
  • Strong working knowledge of NetSuite
  • A deep knowledge of US GAAP accounting with Audit experience
  • A-level analytical and communication skills with the ability to work cross-functionality
  • A willingness to get deeply involved in the business, while maintaining a strategic perspective
  • Experience managing a team of staff accountants across several accounting disciplines (AP / AR, treasury, etc)
  • An understanding of multi-entity, multi-currency accounting and consolidations



Your application should include a PDF of your resume and cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position.

About BioLite

BioLite is a for-profit social enterprise that develops, manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for off-grid communities around the world. Our business serves two distinct markets: emerging-market families living in energy poverty, and outdoor enthusiasts seeking off-grid cooking, charging and lighting products.