BURN works to save lives and forests in the developing world by designing and manufacturing clean burning cookstoves. BURN is currently constructing a modern manufacturing facility in Kenya that will produce more than 3.5 million fuel efficient cookstoves and create more than 200 jobs, while saving over 100 million trees in the next 10 years alone. With financing from GE, US State Department, UN Foundation and private investors BURN is poised to become a global leader in the clean cookstove space, with rapid growth expected in 2013 and beyond.

Basic Function
The controller position is accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.

Principal Responsibilities

Management
1. Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
2. Manage outsourced functions

Transactions
1. Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
2. Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable
3. Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
4. Process payroll in a timely manner
5. Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
6. Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
7. Maintain the chart of accounts
8. Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
9. Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions


Reporting
1. Issue timely and complete financial statements
2. Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
3. Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
4. Provide for a system of management cost reports

Compliance
1. Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
2. Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
3. Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

Desired Experience
The controller candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience. Must be comfortable in a dynamic start-up environment and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a controller and 3 years’ experience in either an emerging market or in East Africa. Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.

Apply
To apply please send your CV and cover letter to info at burnmanufacturing.com.

For more information on BURN please visit www.burnmanufacturing.com or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BURNDesignLab