Location: Pennsauken, NJ

Reporting to: Finance

Job Description

  *This position will be based out of Pennsauken, NJ, however the selected candidate can live close to either the Pennsauken, NJ or Purchase, NY office locations (candidates will be accepted that live within Westchester County NY) with the requirement to be in the NJ office 3 days per week.*

We are looking for a Controller to join our Finance team. You will be responsible for oversight of all accounting and reporting responsibilities for US operations. In this important role, you will manage, develop and mentor the accounting team. You will be responsible to help achieve the financial and operational goals of the department and company. We are looking for a hands-on leader who takes ownership of the financial and accounting strategy, someone who can support our accounting reporting process, assist with the monthly accounting close cycle, manage internal controls and other accounting duties to play a key role in achieving our financial results. This role will partner with the executive team to scale the business while driving significant growth in profitability.  

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • This role has a dual solid reporting line to the Global Controller in HQ and the Head of Finance in the US
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate IFRS standards and regulatory requirements. Direct the research and analysis into new accounting and financial reporting areas as they arise
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs and program budgets, and actual expenditures
  • Ensure clarity and effectiveness of the Internal Control support model by acting as the go-to-person for all the internal control-related topics for NA
  • Build GCS capability in the organization, embed proportional ownership, and ensure controls sustainability
  • Work closely with SST Global Internal Control Team, Canada controls, and internal control partners at PepsiCo to coordinate all details and information for Internal Controls
  • Coordinate all audit activities. Direct the relationship and interactions with internal and external auditors on all issues
  • Assist audit preparations and requirements related to NA controls
  • Lead the remediation of Corporate Audit failures and monitor the progress made by the organization
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports to management and Corporate in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of SodaStream USA’s financial status. Manage the day-to-day operations of the general ledger, balance sheet, AP, AR, fixed assets, cash management, and inventory
  • Assist in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate
  • Leverage strengths of current finance team members and manage in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals. Motivate and reinforce teamwork. Mentor staff and provide technical leadership 
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment
  • Present information and recommendations, often to senior management, influencing Company policy, practice, or strategic direction. Measure and report on all areas of responsibility, including executive reporting
  • Lead major projects and perform ad hoc analyses as directed by the VP – Finance and the executive leadership team
  • Lead the implementation and transition of an ERP system; monitoring the validity, completeness, and accuracy of financial systems and proactively resolving issues  


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required, MBA a plus
  • CPA preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of public accounting experience, prior Controller experience, preferably within the manufacturing and distribution industry
  • 3-5 years of experience in audit, risk assessment, or internal control
  • Deep understanding of accepted internal control frameworks, such as SOX and COSO
  • Advanced excel user, proficient in computerized accounting applications
  • Prior systems experience preferred (especially Oracle, NetSuite, Cognos, TM1)
  • Prior experience managing a team
  • Very organized with excellent attention to detail and project management skills
  • Skill in working on multiple tasks and projects concurrently and in ensuring coordination and integration among related efforts requiring attention to detail in planning and scheduling
  • Excellent communicator and facilitator. Dynamic, energetic, and self-motivated with strong interpersonal, persuasion, and facilitation skills with people of various levels, backgrounds, and personalities. Need to possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing and instructional design expertise
  • Proven systems thinking and problem-solving skills applied to technology training work
  • Demonstrated passion for personal continuous learning and continuous improvement required
  • Flexible and responsive; willing and able to roll up the sleeves and dig in
  • Experience managing and developing a strong business and customer-oriented leadership behavior across the finance team
  • Ability to function as a member of the extended management team and to add value to the organization beyond the financial arena.


  • Enjoy a competitive salary commensurate with the experience and responsibility requirements.
  • Excellent employee environment with a competitive benefits package including:
  • Annual Performance based Bonus
  • Potential for Annual Merit increase based on performance
  • Healthcare
  • Dental + Vision
  • Voluntary benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k Plan + Company Contributions
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Tuition Assistance

*SodaStream offers equal employment opportunities and will not discriminate on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.