Vice President Accounting

Title: Vice President Accounting

Location: United States

Job Description:

Who We Are

Babylist is the trusted platform for millions of growing families. For over a decade, Babylist has been the technology solution for expecting parents and the community that supports them, expanding from baby registry into a full-service platform that helps parents make decisions with confidence, stay connected, and build happy and healthy families. Every year Babylist helps over 9M people make purchases through its registry, app, ecommerce shop, and comprehensive product guides. The Babylist ecosystem now includes Babylist Health, which provides access to products and services including insurance-covered breast pumps, Expectful, a new voice in health and wellness for pre-pregnancy through postpartum care, and The Push, a branded content studio that works with the biggest companies in the baby space. With over 59M monthly pageviews and 1.2M TikTok followers, Babylist is a generational brand leading the $88 billion baby product industry. To learn about Babylist’s registry options, editorial content, and more, visit

Our Ways of Working

We have team members located across the United States spanning multiple time zones. This means we put in extra effort to make sure we connect and collaborate in ways that make sense for us. We know how valuable the flexibility of remote work is for our employees.

We know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together. In order to build those relationships with team members in other cities, we meet with coworkers in person two times a year at a full company offsite and a departmental offsite. These offsites are expected of employees and are great opportunities to meet the people you work with every day and to do some of the work that is much more difficult to do virtually.

What the Role Is

Reporting to the CFO, the VP of Accounting will be the most senior member of the accounting team. You will oversee a team of 19, including off-shore team members, across GL accounting, Tax, AP/AR, Accounting operations, etc. You will lead the team to tighten and improve our month-end close, ensure accurate financial reporting, maintain effective internal controls, and continually build and optimize our operations as we grow. You will act as a trusted advisor to the business and executive team by providing proactive recommendations that improve the financial health of the company; ultimately playing a pivotal role in shaping the future growth of Babylist.

Who You Are

  • 15+ Years of work experience with a combination of public accounting (Big 4), public companies and private companies (ideally media or consumer goods industries) with the past five years leading accounting teams at VP level
  • Proven track record of managing and building teams, attracting and developing high-performing talent; strong and empathetic people leader with the ability to mentor a team
  • A data-driven, strategic-thinker and problem-solver who can quickly assess and make decisions and achieve deliverables that will create the biggest, scalable impact in a high-growth, evolving environment
  • You are an effective communicator, leading up and down with context sharing and transparency
  • Effective and persuasive in leading change across multiple groups, driving alignment, applying business acumen, company values and emotional intelligence that inspires others
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and accountability for results-orientation
  • Strong command of technical accounting (GAAP) and experience of working with Auditors and leading the Audit process

How You Will Make an Impact

  • Develop and own the accounting roadmap for the entire company; inclusive of all systems, tools and processes enable greater productivity across the accounting and finance organization
  • Lead and develop a geographically-dispersed team with an emphasis on performance, accountability, growth and career advancement, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Own the external relationships and successful outcomes of annual audits (financial, bank, 401K, etc)
  • Drive operational excellence and efficiency through Babylist’s accounting operations, revenue operations, systems and processes through cross-functional change management and leadership
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop financial strategies aligned with the company’s goals, identifying risks and opportunities, and providing data-driven recommendations.
  • Lead monthly financial close and financial review with clearly defined responsibilities, processes, and timelines
  • Oversee technical accounting including revenue recognition, capitalized software, equity, and other complex accounting treatments
  • Own and develop our tax strategy. Work with external tax firms in preparation and timely filing of all required tax returns and other statutory filings with external firms
  • Guide the business requirements for the financial technical stack including ERP, T&E, Billing / Payments, and other relevant systems

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We invest in the infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems
  • We believe in exceptional management
  • We are an antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

Babylist takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location.

The estimated pay range for this role is $199,200.00 – $298,800.00

In addition, Babylist offers equity, bonus, and benefits, including company paid health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) matching, flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies.

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