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Senior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Buffalo, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Senior Accountant

Company – CleanFiber, a High-Growth Green Building Materials Company

Location – The company is based in Buffalo, NY with planned nationwide expansion. Candidates for this role should be based in or willing to relocate to Buffalo, NY.

Role & Compensation

You will play a crucial role in supporting our Controller and VP, Finance in the managing of accounting operations. On joining the organization, you will take responsibility for:

  • Reconcile cash activity on a regular basis
  • Reconcile and maintain schedules relating to compliance items, insurance, sales tax, fixed assets, and leases
  • Perform month end close in accordance with internal close schedule
  • Reconcile and analyze general ledger accounts consistent with GAAP and corporate accounting policies, ensuring proper documentation and supporting schedules
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as needed and act as a backup to other accounting functions
  • Play a critical role in helping prepare the organization for a potential future IPO
  • Support the roll-out of multiple production facilities across the US

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will include reasonable current compensation along with a meaningful equity stake in a venture with very significant upside.


The right candidate will bring deep experience in these areas:

  • Standards: Strong familiarity with GAAP standards and financial reporting. Preferred experience with design and implementation of ERP system
  • Experience Across a Range of Scales and Vantage Points: We are looking for a candidate who is familiar with the high paced environment of a disruptive startup, but can understand the mindset of large and small counterparts as we rapidly scale
  • Hands on Accounting Experience: Proven ability to execute effectively and efficiently on accounting initiatives (e.g., defining chart of accounts, implementing revenue recognition, creating and maintaining financial dashboards, implementing process and procedures to help with quick month/year end closes, etc.)
  • Technical Skills – advanced excel user with deep analytics capability
  • Educational Requirements: BS in Accounting or related field
  • Experience in a manufacturing business: Highly Preferred

Nice-To-Have Experience:

  • 5+ years related accounting experience
  • Experience in a high growth environment
  • Good working knowledge of NetSuite
  • CPA

We are seeking an individual with these personal attributes:

  • Team Building: We believe in the dignity and respect of all employees. We’re looking for leaders who emulate this and lead by example, making and keeping commitments and getting things done.
  • Customer Focus: We need to drive a fanatical devotion to our customers throughout our team, ensuring that every delivery possible is made on time, and that our product maintains the highest quality standards. We need a leader who will challenge themselves to do the right thing for the customer, even when it is not easy or convenient.
  • Hands-On Worker/Leader: We are a small company and you will be expected to handle not only the big issues but the day-to-day challenges of building a business – initially with only the support of a relatively small but enthusiastic team. As we grow, we’re looking for someone to work with and alongside our team – not a “manager/administrator”, but a “worker/leader” who takes action to solve problems, communicates effectively, and leads by example.
  • A Master of Daily Execution: We are seeking an individual capable of working independently and that is self motivated to identify and address problems as they arise.
  • Enjoys the Work and Sees the Vision: We are seeking a candidate who wants to be in a manufacturing environment and to be an integral part of building a successful company from the ground up. You will join CleanFiber not only for your career and income, but for the adventure of building business, changing the building materials industry, and improving the lives of our employees and customers. You will feel success when the team and our customers are successful, and you will have an opportunity to share in our financial success via meaningful equity upside.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

About CleanFiber:

CleanFiber makes high performance cellulose building insulation from recycled corrugated cardboard boxes, using a unique and patented process. CleanFiber’s proven technology and accelerating business is poised to disrupt a fast-growing segment of the building insulation market, while rapidly building a highly profitable business. The company is well-funded and has averaged >60% quarter-over-quarter growth for four consecutive quarters and targets becoming a publicly listed firm within two years.

Cellulose insulation wins customers from fiberglass because of greater energy efficiency, and from foam because of its much lower price point. CleanFiber makes highly efficient cellulose insulation from recycled corrugated boxes, allowing us to challenge incumbent players who are reliant on diminishing supplies of recycled newsprint. With successful execution at our first facility, we believe we are well-positioned to rapidly seize market share on a national scale. We are a game changer!

Job Type: Full-time