Accounting Manager

Upton's Naturals

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Upton’s Naturals is an independently owned natural foods company with a focus on meat alternatives and vegan values. Dedicated to simplicity and the use of real, recognizable ingredients, the Upton’s team takes foods that have been around for thousands of years and offers them to consumers worldwide. As a vegan-owned business, it is our goal to provide delicious, cruelty-free food, made with carefully chosen ingredients that anyone can enjoy.

This Role

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for supervising and managing the accounting department and all areas of financial reporting. We are looking for someone to develop and maintain accounting principles, best practices, and systems for collecting, analyzing, and reporting information. Must have a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). They will also be responsible for managing the accounting team (currently one person), managing AP and AR paperwork and procedures, and advising on budgets, reporting, strategy, and forecasting. They will also need to be a hands-on contributor within the department, willing to assist as needed and provide backup for key responsibilities.

Highlights of Responsibilities

  • Manage, oversee, and contribute to the daily operations of the Accounting Department.

  • Accounts payable/accounts receivable.

  • Payroll management.

  • Fixed asset activity.

  • Regular reporting.

  • Work well with tax accountants to complete yearly taxes.

  • Create and implement best practices, processes, and systems for Accounting Department.

  • Work with other departments as needed to implement procedures for reporting and tracking.

  • Follow and comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Management of all Accounting Department staff.

  • Ensures proper confidentiality.

  • Auditing the work of the department.

  • Manage month- and year-end processes.

  • Ensure compliance with all financial procedures across the company.

  • Forecasting and budgeting.

    Desired Candidate Profile

    Our ideal Accounting Manager is an experienced, detail oriented professional seeking an opportunity to make an immediate impact and improve the operation of our accounting function. The successful incumbent must be excellent at building relationships, detail oriented, and dedicated to excellent practices and applying their professional skills.We’re looking for someone with previous experience with a consumer packaged goods company’s accountingfunction, as some processes, such as broker commissions, chargebacks, etc. are unique to the industry. The demonstrated ability to vet, implement, and oversee improvement activities, such as implementation of expense reconciliation and PO systems in previous roles is desired.

    Desired Education and Skills

    A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field is required. A CPA is preferred.
    Excellent computer skills are required, including MS Excel, Quickbooks online, and comfort with Apple products.

    The Environment and Perks

    This job is salaried, full-time. Typical office hours are from 9-5:30 M-F. We offer our staff paid time off, medical insurance, and vegan lunch every day!

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