Company Accountant

Black Sheep Coffee

MiamiCompetitive salary and benefitsFull time

Reports to: Finance Director (UK based)

Department: Finance

Type: Full-time

About Black Sheep Coffee:

Black Sheep Coffee, a pioneering and dynamic coffee company with a passion for excellence and innovation, is seeking a skilled Company Accountant to join our expanding team. As we embark on an exciting journey of establishing our presence in the United States through Franchised and Corporate stores, we are committed to building a strong foundation for our financial operations. This role represents a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of our US expansion, directly contributing to the growth and success of Black Sheep Coffee in the American market.

Job Description:

The Company Accountant will be a vital member of our finance team, responsible for establishing and managing all aspects of our financial operations in the US. This position will offer the right candidate a chance to shape the financial landscape of our US operations from the ground up, working closely with our UK-based Finance Director. As the first finance hire in the US, you will have the unique opportunity to implement systems and processes to support the business's growth.

Key Responsibilities:

- Financial Operations Management: Oversee and manage all financial operations for the US market, including accounts payable (AP), payroll, financial reporting, and tax compliance (with relevant advisors).

- Setup and Systems Implementation: Lead the setup of the US finance function, including the implementation of financial systems, processes, and controls.

- Financial Reporting and Analysis: Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports which report into the UK Finance team for consolidated Group reporting. Also providing insightful analysis to support business decision-making. Ensure accuracy and compliance with US GAAP and other relevant standards. Experience with Netsuite would be preferred but not essential.

- Tax Compliance: Manage all aspects of tax compliance, including the preparation and filing of federal, state, and local tax returns. Liaise with tax advisors and authorities as necessary.

- Payroll Management: Oversee the payroll process, ensuring timely and accurate processing of payroll, benefits, and taxes. This will involve running payroll in the first instance until the team grows.

- Accounts Payable: Manage the AP function, ensuring timely payment of invoices and proper expense classification in the accounting system. This includes approving invoices and reconciling payments to invoices.

- Budgeting and Forecasting: Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts, monitoring financial performance against these targets.

- Liaison with UK Finance: Act as the key point of contact between the US operations and the UK finance team, ensuring smooth communication and alignment of financial strategies.

- Ad hoc Financial Projects: Lead or contribute to financial projects as required by the business.


- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.

- CPA or equivalent professional accounting qualification preferred.

- Minimum of 4 years of accounting experience, with a strong preference for candidates who have experience setting up or significantly contributing to the setup of a finance function.

- Knowledge of US GAAP, tax, and other regulatory requirements relevant to the US.

- Proficiency in financial software and systems, with the ability to adapt to new technologies.

- Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively across teams and with external partners.

- Self-starter with the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment.

What We Offer:

- A challenging and rewarding role with significant opportunities for personal and professional growth.

- The chance to be a key player in the US expansion of an innovative and fast-growing international company.

- Competitive salary and benefits package.

Black Sheep Coffee is an equal opportunity employer.