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The Position: Finance Manager

This is not your standard corporate finance position, but rather a “full stack” role where you will be responsible for everything from daily bookkeeping to executive level decision making. This is a new position at our growing company, and you will be expected to hit the ground running.

You will have the opportunity to take ownership, learn, and grow in an analytically challenging role within a fast-paced team environment. Our ideal candidate is deeply interested in finance, works well within processes and systematizes their work. You will need to be smart, responsive, positive, resourceful, flexible, and able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Maintain financial records
  • Ensure that financial transactions are properly recorded
  • Responsible for payments and receipt management
  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll and ensure accuracy
  • Monthly reconciliation of all company accounts
  • Preparation of quarterly financial statements
  • Manage asset register
  • Analyze company financial data to identify trends
  • Communicate findings to the executive team, related departments
  • Partner with the operations team, executive team, and in-house analyst to identify savings and income opportunities
  • Formalize and document accounting processes
  • Prepare company financials for tax purposes
  • Other finance related matters as required
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • BA/BS degree in finance (or related field)
  • 2+ years experience in finance or related field
To Apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter letting us know why you’re perfect for the job to Incomplete applications will not be considered.  No phone calls, please!

Work Life

Headquartered in Durham, NC, we’re surrounded by great restaurants, cultural activities, and sporting events. Also known as one of the “Tastiest Towns of the South,” Durham is one of the best places to live and work.


Big company benefits with small company culture! We provide comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with low deductibles. All employees receive employer match for retirement contributions of up to 3% of annual earnings. We have liberal vacation policies and offer additional benefits including technology stipends, annual bonuses, discounted gym memberships, and company paid life and disability insurance.

About Us

CandleScience develops and sells candle and soap making supplies. Our customers vary in size from candle and soap entrepreneurs to seasonal hobbyists. We began in 2004 as a two-person startup, and have become the market leader in the industry.

We work hard to develop natural and safe products that push the boundaries of candle and soap making. Our success is a result of our focus on web development, product development, and operations.

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