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ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market Los Angeles, CA
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Meal Plan / Free Food
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Accounting Manager

Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market

Location: Studio City, CA

The Role:

The Accounting Manager is a new position as a result of our rapid growth.  Reporting to the Controller, this position will be responsible for managing the day-to-day corporate accounting functions from general ledger, journal entries to financial statement reporting.  The Accounting Manager will play an important role in supporting the company's growth by working closely with finance, accounting, development, operations, facilities and third party provider teams to ensure accurate accounting, tracking and reporting of all revenue and expense items.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce the monthly financial statements respecting deadlines established by Management and ensure sound management of company assets
  • Execute financial analysis, develop appropriate remedial recommendations and report to management
  • Manage the preparation of the weekly restaurant-level Operations reporting, including key financial and operational metrics
  • Prepare and analyze the calculation of monthly store-level bonuses
  • Trouble-shoot issues related to restaurant-level financial schedules with Operations (General Manager, Director of Operations, and Chief Operations Officer)
  • Develop and maintain reports and files on asset and liability account balances
  • Manage and partner with outsource accounting group, including verification, allocation and preparation of general ledger entries to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Analyze and summarize financial information
  • Manage internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Work closely with development, operations and facilities to review spending and ensure proper accounting classification of capital expenditures vs repair/maintenance expense
  • Develop, document and implement business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, etc
  • Identify and implement new accounting standards
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures related to accounting and financial management
  • Evaluate contract and lease documents to ensure appropriate coding, accounting and payments
  • Prepare journal entries for accruals, corrections, and reclassifications
  • Work with third party accounting services provider to ensure the accurate and timely payment of all lease payments (monthly, quarterly, and annually) on all properties, including percentage rent, and the review of all rent expense to ensure consistency with GAAP requirements
  • Track and prepare all reporting to or requested by the landlords
  • Lead the implementation of the new lease accounting rules effective in 2020, including understanding the accounting requirements and lease population, assessing technology needs and capabilities, and developing an implementation road map
  • Perform other essential duties and various special projects as needed
  • Responsible for training, development and management of staff

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting – CPA preferred
  • 5+ years progressively responsible experience in accounting
  • Strong management skills
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills, including proficiency in Excel
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of GAAP, accrual basis accounting and financial reporting
  • Strong Team player
  • Driven personality and desire to grow with the company
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, math and analytical skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member in resolving related problems and/or issues
  • Experience in restaurant and/or multi-unit retail company a plus

There is no “I” in Mendo

Mendocino Farms is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Mendocino Farms will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652.

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