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Vice President, Corporate Controller

Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat

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Accounting & Finance
El Segundo, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023
At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
At Beyond Meat, we are focused on raising the bar on talent. We are dedicated to shaping an inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience.
The Vice President, Corporate Controller will serve as a proactive and strategic business partner to the CFO and be an integral part of strategic, financial, and operational decisions at Beyond Meat. They are responsible for the Accounting and Financial Operations functions for the Company. This includes accounting, tax, treasury, accounts payable, accounts receivable, insurance, internal control, and risk management. The role is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting, internal control, and management support for financial decision-making across company initiatives. The VP, Corporate Controller will also play a transformative role in evolving our policies and procedures in support of our strategic growth initiatives.


  • Provide strong accounting and financial leadership to ensure the integrity of the financial statements and adherence to company policies and procedures
  • As a member of the senior leadership team, support the development and execution of the strategic plan by proactively evolving our policies and procedures
  • Lead an effective month-end close, including efforts to substantially streamline our existing processes, and provide analysis that fosters a deeper understanding of the business that impacts future performance
  • Ensure business is structured in a tax-efficient and compliant manner
  • Partner with the financial planning and analysis team in all aspects of preparing monthly financials for budget management and forecasting purposes
  • Review and publish company financial statements and serve as a member of the Disclosure Committee to review the company’s quarterly and annual SEC filings
  • Work closely with manufacturing plant operations on the accounting for production of inventory, variance analysis, and facilitate the migration to a standard costing system
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations for quarterly board of directors meetings
  • Perform financial analysis of external partnerships and contracts
  • Maintain strong internal controls, manage the annual financial audit, and serve as the main point of contact with our external auditor
  • Oversee the Enterprise Accounting System to provide accurate records of assets, liabilities, and financial transactions
  • Foster an environment of doing the basics well, embracing continuous improvement, and delivering impactful insight and information
  • Develop the long-term vision for ongoing financial systems evolution and help deliver on that vision

Supervisory Duties

  • Manage a high performing team that is a trusted and valued custodian and business partner
  • Accountable for developing talent through on-going performance feedback and career management coaching
  • Conduct quarterly and yearly performance reviews of direct reports
  • Mentor and develop team members, create succession plan, and identify/recruit key talent
  • Set annual and quarterly department level KPIs

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or closely related business discipline is required
  • CPA certificate designation is required
  • 15 or more years of relevant experience with extensive public sector accounting and controllership experience in SOX compliant environments, ideally first within a Big Four accounting firm, followed by roles of increasing responsibility in a global public company environment
  • Ability to oversee the timely close of financial statements to support the periodic filing of 10-Qs and 10-K
  • International experience preferred, ideally both in Europe and Asia, and familiarity with leading remote teams
  • A track record of progressively increasing responsibility and broader scale management including leading a high performing team and developing leaders from within
  • Sound knowledge of financial activities, policies and processes, including consolidations, SEC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, and US GAAP compliance
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)Experience coordinating and managing external audit process
  • Demonstrated track record of maintaining an effective system of internal controls in a public company
  • Experience in environments of significant change and growth; leading the migration and integration of different reporting tools. Prior experience driving finance/accounting teams through digital transformation is preferred
  • Experience working in a manufacturing/cost accounting environment would be preferred
  • Ability to coach and develop others, create high performing teams, and has a reputation as a talent magnet
  • Collaborative and learning orientated, with the agility to work effectively across multiple contexts
  • Has strong executive presence, able to balance strategic decision making with the ability to “do the work” and get his or her hands dirty
  • Has well-developed negotiation skills and business management acumen as related to solving complex accounting issues that have operational impacts
  • Keen ability to communicate and implement the Company’s strategic financial vision while effectively anticipating, driving, and managing through change
  • Strong IT systems aptitude (NetSuite, Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience desired in Cost Accounting, Commodity Cost Management, and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)


  • Onsite office environment in El Segundo headquarters 5 days a week
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.
For all U.S. based roles: Applicants must be authorized to work for a U.S. employer. This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship at this time.

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