Controller

POSITION SUMMARY

The Pro’s Closet (TPC) is looking for an experienced accounting professional to manage our accounting and treasury functions, and assist our CFO in financial planning and reporting.
Reporting to the CFO in our Boulder headquarters, you will primarily be responsible for day to day cash management, all accounting functions, and financial reporting. Initially you will supervise a part-time bookkeeper, but the business is growing rapidly and we anticipate growing the accounting team accordingly.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

● Supervise or perform all accounting and financial operations including the
general ledger, revenue, inventory and cost of goods sold, A/P, A/R, etc.
● Manage month-end closing process; close books within 5 business days
● Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for management and investors
● Coordinate monthly/quarterly/annual sales and income tax filings, as well as
business registrations, licenses, etc.
● Manage external auditors; respond to PBC requests as necessary
● Assist CFO in creation of annual budgets, and regular reporting of budget to
actuals
● Research GAAP standards when questions of accounting treatments arise
● Create and document standard accounting procedures for the organization
● Participate in the continuous improvement of Finance department processes and
workflows

 

QUALIFICATIONS
● Bachelor’s degree required; CPA preferred
● Mastery of basic accounting concepts. Experience with cost accounting preferred,
particularly in a manufacturing environment
● 5+ years of progressive finance and accounting experience, including experience
supervising staff accountants and/or bookkeepers
● Excellent written and oral communication skills
● Ability to develop, implement and manage financial systems and processes
● Advanced Excel skills and ability to adapt to new systems quickly

 

COMPENSATION / BENEFITS

Compensation includes competitive salary, commensurate with experience, as well as
stock option grants.
Benefits include: 3+ weeks of PTO, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance
and life insurance.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@theproscloset.com. No calls or
in-person applications accepted.

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

The Pro’s Closet (TPC) is the world’s largest retailer of previously-owned bikes and cycling gear. We purchase bikes and components from manufacturers, retailers, and individuals and work alongside bike shops to help customers trade in their old bikes for a new one. What sets us apart from our competition is the care we put into our bikes before sale. Our team of professional mechanics clean, inspect, and tune dozens of bikes every day, ensuring our customers have the best experience when buying a bike from us.

Founded in 2007 by Nick Martin, a former professional mountain biker, The Pro’s Closet is now a 40-person company headquartered in the cycling hub of Boulder, CO. Our office is a casual, yet fast-paced environment where t-shirts are the norm and dogs roam free. We love bikes, and offer weekly staff lunch rides, additional vacation days for bike commuting, and employee purchase discounts. With generous benefits, a great work environment, and opportunities for growth, this is a great time to join our team.

The Pro’s Closet is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants.
Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

What We Ride: Joe’s Mosaic XT-2

Mosaic XT-2 Cyclocross Handmade Titanium Bike in Boulder Colorado

Name: Joe Sampson

Position at TPC: Intake Specialist

What you ride: Mosaic XT-1

Why you ride it: It’s a custom machine that’ll last a lifetime, and there’s nobody else in the world with one quite like it. The titanium frame is stable and compliant, the wheels are the lightest Zipp makes, & the components are more than most any human needs. In the words of a semi-wise man and decent friend, “That’s way too much bike for you.”

Mosaic XT-2 Cyclocross Handmade Titanium Bike in Boulder Colorado

Fun Facts: This bike’s paint job was dreamed up in the outfield with Mosaic & Spectrum Powderworks owner Aaron Barcheck during a championship season for the Boulder Rec Softball team, “Baby Batter”. Back in 2017, I won the Cold War Classic in a three man sprint on this bike in sub-zero temperatures, surviving numerous crashes through ice covered Castle Rock, CO.

Mosaic XT-2 Cyclocross Handmade Titanium Bike in Boulder Colorado

THE BUILD

   Frame: Mosaic XT-2

   Fork: ENVE Cx Disk

   Stem: 3T ARX LTD

   Handlebar: 3T Aeronova Team

   Seatpost: KCNC Majestic Straight Mast

   Brakes: Front: Shimano ST-R785 Hydraulic Disk

   Shifters: Shimano ST-R785 11 Speed Di2

   Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace FD-9070

   Rear Derailleur:    Shimano Dura Ace RD-9070

   Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 9000

   Pedals: Shimano XTR Trail PD-M985

   Headset: Chris King

   Rims: Zipp Firecrest 202 Disk

   Hubs:  Zipp 177D

   Tires: Clement USH 32c

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What We Ride: Bill Yates’ Trek Madone

Bill Yates Trek Project One The Pro's Closet

Name: William Osborne Yates IV

Position at TPC: Mechanic/Shipping

What you ride: Trek Madone Project One

Why you ride it: My mom and aunt have had a longtime tradition of giving of cow gifts to each other, so I bought this bike because it reminds of my mom in a funny way. I ride it for exercise and to gain commuting PTO days.

Fun Facts: Every year I ride at an MS Charity Event to give back and raise money for an unbeatable disease. My bike was made for an old lady who must have liked cows enough to have Trek make her a Project One edition bike. I just happen to be the same size of an old lady, HA! This bike is udderly fantastic.

Bill Yates Trek Project One The Pro's Closet

THE BUILD

   Frame: Trek Madone Project One (painted job resembles a dairy cow)

   Fork: Bontrager Carbon

   Stem: Bontrager RXL

   Handlebar: Bontrager Race Lite XXX

   Seatpost: Bontrager Race Lite XXX

   Brakes: Shimano Long reach

   Shifters: Ultegra 2×11

   Front Derailleur: Ultegra

   Rear Derailleur: Ultegra

   Crankset: Ultegra Compact 50t x 34t

   Pedals: Keo Look

   Headset: Chris King

   Rims: Oval Concepts

   Hubs: Hed

   Tires: Panaracer Gravel Kings

Trek Project One The Pro's Closet Bill Yates Trek Project One The Pro's Closet

 

Top 5 Ways to Preserve the Value of Your Bicycle

Top 5 Ways to Preserve the Value of Your Bicycle

Our professional bike mechanics wrench on hundreds of bike a week and have provided us with a comprehensive list of bicycle value killers. Follow our rules below to ensure you get the most out of your bike when its time to upgrade. 

1. Do not sticker your bike

This is #1 on the list for a reason, you actually spend money to devalue your bike. By adding stickers to your bike, a buyer’s first impression can be ruined by unsightly decals or sticker residue. You can also damage your customer’s confidence in you; what damage are you hiding under the stickers? Just say no!

2. Proper maintenance

Just like servicing your car, basic maintenance goes a long way to preserve the value of your bike. Unmaintained cables, housing, brakes, shifters, and drivetrains are obvious to a prospective customer. No one wants to pay top dollar for a bike, only to have to put more work into it. Follow these simple maintenance tips to preserve your bike’s value:

  • After every bike ride, use a hose (not a power washer) to gently rinse away any dirt or mud from your last ride.
  • While not required after every ride, you will want to wash your bike with soap and water, getting in those little nooks and crannies. Be aware, water can wash away chain lube, so be sure to reapply!
  • Keep the drivetrain healthy. Clean it as often as possible, and use the right about of lube – not too much or too little, and always wipe off the excess.
  • Use the correct grease for alloy components and carbon paste for carbon components.
  • Grease pedal threads, bolts, and the seatpost (if it’s carbon use carbon paste) when installing to ensure nothing gets siezed.
  • Replace cables if they kink or fray and replace the cable housing if shifting begins to degrade. Ideally, this service should be done at least once a year.

3. Replace worn contact points and wear items

Looks matter. Contact points like grips and saddle, and wear items like tires take the hardest beating from normal use. Replace these commonly worn, inexpensive items prior to sale to improve the appearance and increase the value of your bike.

 

 

4. Install frame protectors

Apply frame protection to your headtube, chainstay, and anywhere the cables or chain may come in contact with your frame.

What starts as a minor scuff can become a serious scar. Over time cable housing and brake hoses can saw through carbon and aluminum frames. Even with a clutched derailleur, your chain will slap or suck into your chainstay, chipping paint away and even damaging a carbon frame. Some people will even go so far as to protect their entire frame from chips and scratches with clear bra style protective tape. Also, if you shuttle often on your mountain bike or carry your bike in a pick-up truck, a downtube protector can stop excessive wear from repeated rides on the tailgate. 

All of this is preventable, and a little foresight will help preserve your bike’s value. 

5. Use a torque wrench

Your expensive components are lightweight because they are made from carbon fiber, and are fragile. A common mistake we see is over-torquing bolts on seatposts and handlebars, causing cracked carbon, dramatically lowering the value of your bike. To avoid over-tightening, always use a torque wrench. This $20 tool can save you hundreds in the long run.