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About the Organization 2ND ADVENTURE GROUP (2AG) - Brownells, Crow Shooting Supply,, Big Springs

At 2nd Adventure Group, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

2AG brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying outdoor experiences and adventures. We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do. Our companies include:

• BROWNELLS - the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.
• CROW SHOOTING SUPPLY - our national wholesale distributor of firearms, ammunition reloading components and shooting accessories. We proudly serve retail gun shops, major sporting goods stores, gun clubs, shooting ranges and government agencies.
• AR15.COM - the world's largest online firearm community, proud to be the gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types.
• BIG SPRINGS SHOOTING COMPLEX - our premier shooting/hunting facility for law enforcement agencies, shooting clubs/camps, youth groups, private citizens, and 2AG EMPLOYEES!

• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation

Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!  
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Adventure Summary

Are you looking to combine your skills and experiences in public accounting with your passion for adventure? If you possess that adventurous mindset, willingness to step out of your comfort zone, and excel at challenging assumptions, ultimately enabling a company’s ongoing financial health and ability to grow…APPLY NOW!

As Controller, you will direct the establishment of (and adherence to) Brownells accounting principles, practices, and procedures for the maintenance of its fiscal records and the preparation of its financial reports. You will direct general and property accounting, cost accounting, and budgetary control. Additionally, you will appraise operating results in terms of costs, budgets, operating policies, trends, and increased profit opportunities. The ideal Controller is someone who has more than 10 years of progressive financial leadership experience, a public accounting background, and experience at a Fortune 500 company.


Benefits You Will Enjoy

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, and Vision packages to fit your needs
  • Additional voluntary supplemental insurance plans
  • Fully-vested 401(k) company match
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Career Pathing Program
  • Generous employee discount
  • Full range access at our Big Springs Shooting Complex
  • Opportunity to work alongside people who are passionate about adventure and the outdoors!


What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans, directs and coordinates all accounting operational functions (A/R, A/P, and Credit)
  • Prepares and analyzes financial statements including Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement for management, Board, and outside lenders
  • Coordinates with external accountants for tax preparation and annual audit
  • In conjunction with CFO, effectively manages treasury functions including cash receipts and disbursements, capital expenditures, leasing agreements, debt services, investments, and payroll
  • Evaluates and manages internal controls within the organization
  • Responsible for keeping up to date on all regulatory (GAAP, IRS, DOL, etc.) changes affecting the company as they relate to the finance and accounting department
  • Works with outside brokers to ensure best practices that optimize position with regard to insurance related policies and practices
  • Ensures internal audits are completed on a routine basis and works with other personnel to ensure all practices are in compliance
  • Responsible for performance coaching and providing career growth opportunities to develop team members
  • Along with CFO, takes a leadership role in departmental meetings and works with team to execute, monitor, and evaluate team objectives and their business impact
  • Champions company policies as they relate to the corporate vision, corporate ethics, and compliance with affirmative action and equal opportunity employment


What You Will Need

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance
  • CPA (active preferred)
  • At least 10 years of progressive financial leadership experience
  • Experience managing a company or division with sales in excess of $1B


Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA
  • Public Accounting experience
  • Audit experience


Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to drive results through a strong attention to detail, proactive approach to problem solving, and great partnership and negotiation skills
  • Strong consultation, persuasion and influencing skills to support communication of new business needs
  • Ability to synthesize financial information into a concise story and communicate it effectively, leveraging strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer/systems skills; proficient with Excel and ERP systems
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Financial planning and forecasting
  • Budgeting
  • Cost Control
  • Bank relations
  • Treasury


Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally, and other sedentary criteria are met.


Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics


Where You’ll Be Located

Grinnell, Iowa


Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International,, and Big Springs Range Complex.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.  

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