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The world needs our help. By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come. In 2004, AeroFarms began transforming agriculture with humans and our planet at the forefront.

In 2021, with 20+ current patents, 60+ pending patents, and 200+ invention disclosures, AeroFarms agriculture technology continues to grow unprecedented sustainable products, delivering elevated flavor, taste, experience, quality, access, and unmatched nutrition to you.

Here’s how we’re growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity:

  • Researching and understanding plants to be better, more intuitive farmers
  • Elevating local communities by increasing access to nutritious, high-quality, consistent, and safe products in a way that’s better for you and the planet
  • Protecting and sustaining our environment for future generations
  • Pioneering consistent, and scalable indoor vertical farming food safety & traceability practices, and manufacturing standards
  • Investing in our AeroFarms humans and fostering our diverse company culture of inclusion, equity, excellence, teachability and curiosity]

As AeroFarms approaches our next phase of explosive growth, we seek out creative, motivated humans who will join us in disrupting industry standards and lead the way in vertical farming, artificial intelligence, and plant biology breakthroughs to solve, and tackle global issues.

If a team of 200+ intellectually curious and caring humans, expansive global operations, and our change-the-world mission resonates with you, apply today:

AeroFarms is seeking a Sr. Internal Controls Manager to join the expanding team. This role will partner with leaders across the company to establish and manage our SOX compliance readiness program. This position reports to the Director of Business Transformation within Finance and will be central to developing our internal controls environment, working with our external auditors and providing critical input into other ongoing initiatives.

The successful candidate is highly organized, results oriented, and has a track record of collaborating to develop solutions across diverse teams.


  • Bring thought leadership on internal controls to set governance and internal controls strategy across AeroFarms
  • Build strong relationships with leaders across AeroFarms, including Finance, Business Development, Farm Operations and IT to understand the business and identify relevant risk mitigation techniques.
  • Develop and manage AeroFarms’ SOX compliance program, acting as a subject matter expert to liaise with internal stakeholders and external auditors


  • 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum
  • Professional auditing certifications, such as the CIA, CISSP, CPA, CISA or CFSA
  • Experience establishing IT and business control environments in earlier-stage growth companies that were preparing to become public companies or recently became public
  • Solid grasp of accounting concepts and the operationalization of financial processes, including Sarbanes Oxley internal controls
  • Experienced in all aspects of establishing a SOX controls program, including Entity Level Controls, COSO 2013, IT General Controls, developing narratives and Risk & Control Matrices, and testing and remediation
  • Exceptional Microsoft Excel capabilities and ability to manipulate data
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks effectively with strong attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving

COVID 19 / Return to Work

AeroFarms strongly encourages vaccination to protect against COVID-19 but do not currently mandate that vaccination is required. Given the nature of the company (a physical farm/technology company), we generally feel that in office time is valuable to build relationships with stakeholders in the departments that have to be in person (Operations, Engineering, R&D – testing hardware and running experiments on plants cannot be done remotely). The situation continues to evolve with the Delta variant, we had expected to roll out our return-to-work policy by late summer/early fall but are closely monitoring the situation. Initially you will work with your manager to establish the right balance of remote and in-office working.

Personal Attributes

  • Collaboration – we know we cannot fix the world’s problems as an individual, we have to work together as a team to make that happen. Teamwork is how we get there!
  • Communication – we are a small company (in relative terms – 200 employees), we work well together because we communicate well with each other. You must demonstrate why our mission is important to you: everyone who works at AeroFarms has a strong link to the mission: we want to hear why it means something to you!
  • Agility – What we do has never been done before: we are an innovation company, there is no right or wrong way to do things, we constantly develop how we operate, we can always elevate what we are doing and never claim to have it right.
  • Accountability – we don’t micromanage, we hire individuals who know what they need to do and can do so with minimal direction and take ownership of their projects and deadlines.
  • Respect – We are already starting our journey scaling around the world: we want our team to represent every kind of individual out on planet earth and we need to respect different people, different ideas, different cultures etc. We can learn so much from each other, but respect is key
  • Empowerment – we provide an environment for growth and development: we need your help to develop our business, we will help you develop in your career, and sky is the limit given our growth plans!!

*Please note that AeroFarms does not work with any external staffing/recruitment vendors. Any unsolicited resumes shared with the AeroFarms team will be considered property of AeroFarms and no recruitment fees of any kind will be paid or owed unless an existing recruitment agreement exists alongside with specific engagement for the role in question.

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