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Controller

Los Angeles, CA

Own accounting operations as we scale Lumi’s suite of packaging supply chain solutions.

About Lumi


Lumi helps ecommerce brands produce memorable and sustainable packaging through our online platform and worldwide network of factories. Tens of millions of packages are being shipped every year with Lumi products.

By joining Lumi you will have a front row seat to the rapidly changing way people buy things, and the supply chain behind everything that gets shipped to your doorstep. Learn more →

About the role


As Controller, you’ll be responsible for all of Lumi’s accounting operations including financial reporting, tax reporting, compliance, internal and external financials, audit matters, cash management, corporate tax matters, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. You’ll create and validate a system of controls to mitigate risks, enhance the accuracy of our reporting financial results, and ensure that our accounting procedures and reporting methods conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This position reports into our CFO.

What you'll do


  • Oversee daily operations of the accounting function, including A/R, A/P, Billing, GL, and Revenue Recognition
  • Coordinate accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end close processes
  • Prepare internal and external financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Research technical accounting issues, and drive updates related to new GAAP guidelines
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Select, implement, and maintain new accounting and budgeting systems, as necessary
  • Work with Finance team to provide inputs to financial models and analyses
  • Lead preparation and document gathering for corporate financial audit 
  • Oversee the cap table and associated valuation reporting and option expensing
  • Be the Lumi expert on all technical accounting matters
  • Identify and create infrastructure, policies, and controls to support Lumi as we scale

About you


  • A solid communicator who knows strong cross-functional relationships and effective communication is critical to the financial success of a company
  • A born problem-solver with a keen analytical eye, combined with the most impeccable business judgment, of course
  • A resourceful, action-oriented individual who possesses a proactive sense of urgency and who knows how to overcome obstacles to get things done
  • Possess the ability to understand Lumi’s strategic direction and translate that to accounting and control implications, and be proactive in driving those changes
  • You have a proven experience working as a Controller
  • Have 10+ years of accounting experience in both public and private settings, with experience building and scaling a department
  • Have prior Big 4 public accounting experience and experience managing an external audit process
  • Possess experience implementing new systems, processes, and control environments
  • Have experience working for a high growth, early-stage company (preferred)
  • Have a BA/BS in Accounting or Finance; Master’s Degree preferred
  • CPA

What we offer


  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Paid time off
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan
  • Top of the line computer equipment

What we look for


Our team is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, often working remotely across the world. We believe cross-pollination is one of the best ways to foster community and new ideas. For that reason we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to any of our positions.

Creating a great environment for everyone on the team is something we care deeply about. There are a few qualities we look for in anyone joining Lumi. Here are some of the questions we'll be asking ourselves when reviewing your application:

  • Curiosity: Your role will evolve as time goes on. Do you have an eagerness to learn new skills, adapt to new situations and get out of your comfort zone?
  • Communication: Whether it is in written or spoken form, are you able to communicate clearly and concisely with others?
  • Empathy: Do you collaborate well with others? How do you deal with disagreements? Do you relate to the challenges we seek to solve for our customers?
  • Work ethic: Do you have a can-do attitude? In the ever-moving world of supply chain, will you do your best to not keep others waiting? Can we rely on you to bring rigor and enthusiasm necessary to your work?
  • Good taste: Are you attentive to details? Do you care about creating an elegant, pleasant experience for customers and those around you?


Note that due to the volume of applications we are not able to reply to everyone. Rest assured, we do read every application. Thanks for considering us!