Thursday, July 18, 2013

Job Opening at The Pump Station: Corporate Controller

The Pump Station & Nurtury is looking for a corporate Controller to oversee the accounting and finance functions for its three stores, web and warehouse operations. Initially, the Controller will be responsible for reviewing existing accounting systems and procedures, making recommendations to executive management, and overseeing the implementation of agreed-upon changes. The goal is to build an accounting infrastructure that not only meets current needs, but is responsive to business changes and growth opportunities. In addition, the Controller will oversee one full-time and one part-time accounting staff in processing day-to-day transactions and general ledger closings. Financial statement design and preparation will primarily be the Controller's responsibility, along with recurring and ad hoc management reporting. The Controller will have primary responsibility for risk management and payroll administration. The Controller will report directly to the CEO/COO..

The ideal candidate will have broad experience in both public accounting and private business, preferably in a start-up environment. He or she will thrive on creating order and efficiency, harnessing technology wherever practical to do the heavy lifting. This person will have the ability to prioritize and weigh cost vs. benefit in establishing an effective internal control environment. Strong communication skills and a professional, friendly demeanor are a must.

Compensation will be based on experience. In addition, we can offer a flexible schedule to the right candidate. After demonstrating success in the Controller position, we expect this person to grow into a CFO role.

We are open to considering a variety of candidates. However, minimum qualifications include:

  • 4 year college degree in Accounting or related
  • 10 years professional work experience, including at least 3 years in a senior management position
  • Proven track record of achieving results
  • Thorough understanding of Excel

CPA is desired, but not required. Experience with Quickbooks and Retail Pro are a plus.

To Apply:
Please email with your resume.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

FREE Stroller Strides Class in Santa Monica, July 22nd, 2013

and The Pump Station & Nurtury™ are teaming up for a very special event on
Monday, July 22nd
FREE Stroller Strides Class at 9:15 am
Moms get a great workout while babies ride along in the stroller! Special Discounts for NEW Memberships sign ups after class!

Shopping & Refreshments at The Pump Station & Nurtury™ after class.
2415 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
  • Meet at The Pump Station™ at 9:15 am for a free class in Douglas Park.
  • We’ll end at the Pump Station for refreshments & shopping.
  • Wear comfortable workout wear and athletic shoes.
  • This workout is tailored for new moms and is the perfect first step in getting your body back!

The first 20 moms to RSVP will receive a GOODY BAG with a 20% off coupon to The Pump Station™.
CALL 310-998-1981 to RSVP
Contact or 1-800-863-4592
for more information.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Attachment Parenting controversial?

Attachment Parenting controversial? Does the Time magazine cover come to mind? This talk addresses all that and is a guidepost for attachment parenting, offering evidence-based parenting advice for raising more compassionate children. Authors and API co-founders Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker provide extensive new research and facts, as well as personal anecdotes and tips, on how to incorporate attachment parenting practices into everyday life.

Join us! $16.95 per class/per person
Hollywood: August 10th at 3:00pm (Call 323-469-5300)

Westlake Village: August 12th 
at 3:00pm (Call 805-777-7179)

Santa Monica: August 15th at 1:00pm (Call 310-998-1981)

Come to this lecture and get their classic book, with new updates and cutting edge information, FREE!

"Trust me. This is the only baby book you'll ever need! It's amazing, heartwarming, and completely user-friendly. Just add your heart!" --Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker have committed their lives to working with parent-child relationship issues and are the recognized authorities on attachment parenting. They have been featured in national and regional publications including, Newsday, Child Magazine, Mothering Magazine, Natural Life Magazine, Washington Post, Seattle’s Child, Today’s Parents, Westchester Parent, and CharlotteParent, as well as many internationalpublications. They are frequent guests on national, international, and local radio and TV programs.