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Director, Accounting

Los Angeles, CA

Who We Are:

WHY Brands Inc., a parent company of Munchkin and Curio Home Goods, focuses on creating, incubating, and growing the next generation of consumer lifestyle brands. Founded in 1990, Munchkin is the leading consumer product company and most loved baby lifestyle brand behind the innovative gear and products for children, mothers, and caregivers. Munchkin has sold billions of dollars of products through our key retail partners: Target, Walmart, and Amazon and has global distribution in over 50 countries. Curio, a premium brand of curated collections of home goods, launched in 2023. WHY’s vision is to establish an expanding portfolio of innovative businesses that align with its commitment to inventive product design. With over 320+ patents under our belt, we continue to create solutions that leave our customers asking, "how did I ever live without this?" Recognized as #8 on America’s Most Innovative Companies list by Fortune Magazine, innovation is the core of our company DNA and has been driving our designs for 30 years!

We lead with our core values and believe that investing in the community is our responsibility. We create opportunities for every child’s potential and well-being through the Radiant Colors program, work to create a sustainable future, and in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare have committed to animal conservation. 

There is no better time than now to join WHY Brands as we embark on our next and biggest growth journey, and you could be the next influential leader to play a key role in driving enormous customer-centered value and rapid growth.  

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage and direct the core operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
  • Perform all aspects of General Accounting and Financial Reporting functions and financial area including general ledger, payroll, inventory, accounts receivable, and accounts payable
  • Lead global consolidation of the Munchkin's operations and financial performance in accordance with applicable regulations
  • Develop, analyze, and interpret statistical and accounting information to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and financial operating effectiveness of the organization
  • Ensure the monthly, quarterly, and annual external financial reporting and filings are completed on a timely basis and in accordance with GAAP
  • Work closely with subsidiaries to identify local risks and understand statutory requirements for reporting
  • Work closely with external auditors during year-end audit including timely preparation of annual audit requests and any subsequent questions that may arise
  • Work closely with the CAO to define the path for transitioning accounting function to IPO readiness
  • Design and maintain a strong, consistent control environment with responsibility for SOX oversight, ensuring controls are properly designed for effectiveness and sustainability, are documented, and are appropriately tested
  • Design and implement the proper financial controls, procedures, and systems to comply with internal and external control measurements
  • Lead enterprise expertise with respect to changes to the GAAP Accounting policy and guidance that impacts domestic and global financial teams
  • Maintain best practice system process and procedures with current Oracle ERP and future accounting system maintenance as Company grows
  • Support the build out of Accounting department to ensure team executes on timely financial reporting and FP&A department delivers digestible and bite size data points for operations to execute on
  • Provide training and mentorship to new and existing team members
  • Other duties may be assigned


Bring It!

  • Bachelor's Degree (BA) from four-year college or university (Accounting Major)
  • 15+ years of robust Corporate Accounting and financial management experience
  • Significant experience coming from CPG 
  • Minimum 10 years of supervisory experience in accounting/finance
  • CPA license is required
  • Public accounting experience is required
  • IPO and SEC reporting experience are strongly preferred
  • Expert knowledge of Oracle or equivalent ERP software
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel; strong system and data mindset
  • Proven ability to lead an organization and manage people; an effective "people leader" who demonstrates empathy, compassion, and cooperation
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to operate in a high-energy, fast paced environment
  • Excellent time and project management skills


We Got You Covered!

As a Great Place to Work Certified™ company, we are committed to offering the best to our employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental, prescription drug coverage, life insurance, wellness benefits, generous employer-matched 401(k) plan, Paid Childcare Leave, among other benefit plans. 

Our total rewards are top of market and includes competitive salary, bonus and opportunities to earn equity. We focus on supporting employee development and growth. 

We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At our company-wide award functions, we take time to recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make Munchkin the most loved baby lifestyle brand in the world.

To give our people flexibility, we offer hybrid work environment.  Munchkin’s Hybrid Schedule is where an employee works in the office on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and remotely from home on Tuesday and Friday.

We also provide annual weeklong global office closures giving our people a chance to recharge.


Salary range: $180,000 - $210,000 (DOE)

Munchkin welcomes and values what makes everyone unique. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status.

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Required: Bachelors or better.

Licenses & Certifications

Required: CPA

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