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Impossible Foods was founded to transform the global food system and reduce the impact of climate change by making the world’s most delicious, nutritious, and sustainable meat, fish, and dairy — from plants.
Through the revolutionary work of our world-class R&D team, we’re inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish, and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the negative environmental or public health impact.
Our flagship product, Impossible™ Burger, uses 96% less land, 87% less water and generates 89% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional beef from cows. And the burger is just the beginning. We’re working on recreating every animal product, from chicken to fish, with plant-based ingredients that are vastly better for people and the planet. 
Impossible Foods has experienced spectacular growth over the last few years, and we continue to lead all aspects of the plant-based revolution – from discovery and innovation to commercial production and consumer education. We’re building an amazing team of brilliant, collaborative, mission-driven individuals who take pride in using their diverse skills to contribute to a better world. Our core values include leading with heart, thinking like scientists, and doing the right thing, and our employees embody these attributes in their work every day. 
Want to join the movement? You can help us solve the most urgent, important challenge facing the world today (and have fun doing it). Check out our job opening below:
Impossible Foods is looking for a Chief Accounting Officer to lead our accounting team and help us scale for the future, in a fast-paced environment that’s growing rapidly. This role is responsible for ensuring the integrity of accounting, financial operations, and financial reporting by providing outstanding leadership, critical thinking with an ability to extend beyond just the world of accounting, and with a proven ability to recruit, build and manage a world class organization.

You Will

  • Serve as a strategic financial business partner to the CEO, CFO and Executive Management team to help make sound business decisions.
  • Instill a performance culture resulting in meaningful cross functional business process transformation and automation to increase efficiency and effectiveness, as well as meeting the needs of a high growth business in multiple locations.
  • Lead all areas of accounting, both technical and transactional including financial reporting, technical accounting, technical revenue, consolidations, international accounting, operational accounting, revenue close and operations, internal controls and Sarbanes Oxley compliance and financial systems.
  • Assess regularly the need to thoughtfully scale the end-to-end business processes, the systems and financial controls in support of the future growth of the Company.
  • Lead a high-performance, high-potential, and diverse accounting team, serving as a strong positive leader, mentor and advisor who is willing to roll up his/her sleeves to work alongside the team and sharing process and technical expertise to continually evolve the organization’s capabilities.
  • Collaborate across the company to improve controls, enhance processes and advance company performance. Establish, monitor and maintain internal controls over financial reporting
  • Responsible for Audit Committee interactions and approvals as they carry out their fiduciary duties
  • Serve as primary contact with external auditors to ensure effective execution of audit, internal controls and financial reporting activities
  • Be responsible for the development and implementation of accounting policies, adapting to the changes in our business as well as changes to U.S. GAAP
  • You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field (CPA a must, MBA a plus).
  • Strong attention to detail, systems development and organizational management.
  • Committed to continuous learning and improvement (self and team).
  • Prior Big 4, 8+ years public accounting / audit experience.
  • Strong leadership track record with a willingness to dig into details.
  • Degree with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance and a CPA, MBA a plus.
  • 15+ years of experience leading a global accounting function, dealing with complex accounting matters in a public company environment.
  • Industry experience in CPG and retail, along with a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong expertise with accounting policy, GAAP accounting and FASB pronouncements.
  • IPO experience preferred.
  • Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 
    Depending on your location, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. Our full notice outlining how data will be processed as part of the application procedure for applicable locations is available here: By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.
    If the ability to work remotely is indicated, this role can be performed from any US state except for Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

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    • Active Jobs 31 Jobs
    • Company Address 400 Saginaw Drive, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA
    • City Redwood City
    • Location California
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