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gearUP Sports, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Hillsboro, OR posted July 26, 2021.

Position Title: Controller

Position Type: Full Time
– Exempt

Department: Accounting

Location: Hillsboro, Oregon


Company: Gear Up’s mission is to inspire and unite teams with customized gear for work and play.

Everything we do at Gear Up is designed to ease the burden on managers and coordinators in dealing with uniforms and apparel.

Gear Up is differentiated in the market via a unique E-commerce platform that enables parents, athletes, and employees to order their own items and ship direct to their home or business in two weeks or less.

Gear Up has been one of the fastest growing companies in the Pacific Northwest since 2018.

Now is a great time to join this rapidly expanding business team!

Position Summary: The Controller plans and directs the accounting operations of the company to ensure scalable efficiency and accuracy in the finance function; works closely with the leadership team to influence and execute strategic plans to support rapid growth of the company; provides strong leadership and oversight in continuous improvement and enhancement of the company’s ERP system; and develops and refines predictive financial reporting to support strategic business decision making.

Responsibilities include:
Oversee and direct all accounting staff and general accounting functions.

Report regularly to the leadership team on the company’s financial condition and key business metrics.

Establish and maintain appropriate internal controls to safeguard assets, ensure proper accounting of transactions, mitigate risk, and promote operational efficiency.

Develop standard processes and procedures to ensure accuracy and consistency in accounting functions and records and to facilitate efficient onboarding and training of new staff members.

Plan, hire, coach, and develop the accounting team needed to support rapid growth of the company.

Work closely with the operational management team and third-party consultants to enhance the Company’s ERP system to increase functionality and efficiency of operations and business reporting while ensuring consistency, accuracy, and integrity of data.

Generate monthly financial statements and report on variances from financial plan.

Prepare financial budgets and forecasts.

Prepare monthly reporting for the company’s primary lender and ensure compliance with loan covenants.

Manage communications with vendors and other creditors.

Coordinate and manage the annual audit of the company’s financial statements.

Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local tax and business registration requirements.

Top candidates for this position will:
Thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth business environment.

Be experts in accounting and financial reporting, forecasting and business modeling.

Be hands-on team players with excellent presentation, negotiation, problem solving, and communication skills.

Be comfortable with change, ambiguity, and uncertainty.

Demonstrate a focused sense of urgency and a bias for action.

Enjoy collaborating across business functions to solve problems and continuously improve business processes and operational efficiency.

Enjoy both the details of their day-to-day accounting/finance responsibilities and contributing strategically to the long-term success of the company.

Required Skills, Qualifications & Education:
7+ years of accounting/business experience and proven success in a high-growth company.

Experience in a manufacturing and/or eCommerce retail business a plus.

Strong accounting background and understanding of GAAP.

Strong business acumen and decision-making skills.

Proven ability to coach, motivate and develop high-performing teams.

Continuous improvement mindset and background.

Experience with LEAN processes a plus Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Proficient with Microsoft Office software suite with advanced Excel skills.

ERP system experience required; Specific experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 a plus.

Experience creating, interpreting, and explaining financial reports, forecasts, and other business information to a wide variety of users inside and outside of a business.

Previous involvement in athletic programs a plus.

BA or BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business-related field required; MBA or Masters of Accountancy preferred.

CPA or CMA preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Viewing computer monitors for extended periods of time.

Talking, listening, and typing for extended periods of time.

Benefits: Gear UP offers competitive pay and benefits including paid time off, paid holidays, health/vision/dental insurance, 401(k) Plan with match, FSA Plan, EAP Plan and product discounts.

How to apply: Submit cover letter and resume to

Find more information on Gear Up at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Gear Up Sports, an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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