Spinning Wheel Brands is a meritocracy: exemplary performance is rewarded consummately.

We are a group of professionals who value work-life balance and overall excellence in everything that we do.  We create next-level innovative food & beverage products and pride ourselves in delivering deliciousness.  We’re building out a remarkable team of dynamic, quality professionals who are dedicated, drama-free, and fun to be around.  Our culture is fast-paced, ever changing, challenging, and rewarding.  For more information on open positions, see below.

Our company headquarters are located at 5960 N. Broadway, and must be accomplished here (not remotely).  We have free on-site parking available and are located one block from the Thorndale Red Line El stop in the Edgewater neighborhood (across from Whole Foods Market on Broadway at Elmdale).

Employment offers include salary, health benefits (100% employee coverage, 50% spouse/family), and 401k matching. Office dress is casual.

Controller/Finance Director

Spinning Wheel Brands is searching for an experienced Controller to oversee all accounting and financial activities.  The candidate will be responsible for management of day to day Controllership related activities. Duties will include management of monthly close process, accounts payable and vendor payments, accounts receivable, cash management and payroll. The role will also own management of all functional third-party relationships with corporate factoring company, internal banking partners and outside accounting firm.

Successful candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment and has experience working closely with the senior management team. The individual needs to be very tactically oriented and work cross functionally to implement key corporate initiatives. Previous start-up company experience would be ideal for this role.

Year over year growth is skyrocketing at this equity-backed startup, comprising more than 8 separate operating companies, financial management for all of which will be overseen by this role.  Future opportunities include venture capital raise experience, M&A experience, expanded banking relationship experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Take over management of all ongoing accounting functions from accounting firm (besides tax prep); work with accounting firm to get up to speed and on a consulting basis as needed.

  • Manage shared services accounting function in support of  branded companies, including management of royalty accounting and various intercompany transactions

  • Develop, document, monitor and enforce business processes and accounting policies and procedures to maintain internal controls

  • Maintain general ledger and chart of accounts

  • Perform monthly and year-end financial close functions and prepare timely monthly financial statements

  • Develop and communicate financial metrics to senior management

  • Prepare factor reporting and manage receivables factoring relationship

  • Maintain relationships with outside professional service providers: Attorney, CPA, Human Resources consultant

  • Manage corporate bookkeeper and provide leadership and support of financial staff performance by coaching, mentoring, and holding employees accountable

  • Manage and ensure compliance with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related discipline

  • Consumer products experience and / or experience working for a start-up highly desired, specifically packaged food (grocery retail)

  • 5-10 years Accounting experience; preferably having managed in a previous role.

  • CPA desired but not required

  • Proficient with QuickBooks

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong written communication skills

  • High level of Excel/spreadsheet proficiency required

  • Impeccable analytical and organizational skills

  • Proactive, self-motivated, self-directed


For more information or to submit your resume, please reach out to Tony Boring, HR Manager,