The Accounting Manager position is responsible for the overall accounting operations of the company, including the production and review of financial reporting, the maintenance of the accounting systems and records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
Enhance the financial close process, propose continuous improvement opportunities, and employ robust internal controls and compliance within the business.
Ensure business is in compliance by tracking permitting, licenses, and others as necessary
Liaise with VP Finance to improve financial procedures
Review period-end accruals and cost allocations for shared costs such as labor and insurance; review period-end close process, including account reconciliations and journal entries prepared by outsourced accounting firm for corporate & restaurant entities
Review expense report approvals (in Expensify), manage, review and code credit card transactions, and review labor entries against management reporting for discrepancies
Review vendor invoices in Plate IQ (AP cloud-based system) for approval and payment
Prepare invoices and process A/R collection
Manage inventory control
Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
Manage miscellaneous AR/AP processes and tasks
Develop and manage a process to audit franchise sales reporting
Assist in preparing support and documentation for the annual financial audit
Manage loan application, covenant and compliance
Build capex budgets, track spend, and maintain fixed asset schedules
Provide input into department’s goal setting process
Performs other duties assigned.
Proven experience in accounting managing direct reports and improving accounting processes
Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Awareness of business trends
Familiarity with financial accounting statements
Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
Hands-on experience with accounting software packages
Advanced MS Excel skills; proficiency in MS Office
Accuracy and attention to detail
Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Extremely detail-oriented, resourceful, proactive and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Flexible and be able to react professionally to changes in schedules and/or project directions.
Outstanding and professional verbal and written skills; with strong ability to multi-task.
Ability to work independently and problem solve.
Possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills with qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to corporate mission. Exceptional organization and leadership skills.
Must be dependable, reliable and strong ability to handle sensitive, confidential information
Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant highly preferred; previous accounting experience required.
Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) preferred