Senior Accountant

Grocery Outlet Emeryville , CA 94608

Posted 2 weeks ago

About the team:

Our Finance team comprises of Accounting, AR/AP, Tax, Payroll and FP&A. We are the number-crunchers, the payers of all bills, the folks who take care of the finances, the analyzers who create reports at the drop of a hat for any department, and who are involved in key strategic decisions to keep the business running! An ideal addition to the Finance team will bring a cultural fit, energy, passion, creative thinking, and the desire to be best in class as an individual and as a team member.

About this role:

The Senior Accountant will play a key role in the monthly, quarterly and year-end GL closing and financial reporting processes. The ideal candidate will have a solid finance/accounting background, in-depth knowledge of accounting principles, strong analytical, detail-oriented and problem-solving skills, and ideally a good understanding of retail business. Exceptional organizational skills, attention to details and ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment are must-haves in order to meet tight deadlines of this role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform month-end close activities including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, and budget versus actual analyses

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for management reporting

  • Prepare workpapers and supporting documents for financial statement audit

  • Review various billings and expenses to ensure proper accounting

  • Monitor and manage corporate and warehouse licensing requirements and payments

  • Monitor and improve accounting and reporting processes

  • Support initiatives of internal control implementation

  • Create and provide data and/or analytics reports as requested

  • Serve as backup to other General Accounting team members as needed

  • Perform ad-hoc projects and analyses as assigned

About you:

  • Professional Attributes/Work Ethics: strong communication skills (Oral and Written), detail-oriented, organized, collaborative, innovative, self-motivated, decisive, accountable, and committed to excellence and high standards

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting/Finance required, CPA preferred

  • Minimum five years of combined experience in public and industry accounting

  • Ability to work within tight deadlines to ensure timely completion of assignments

  • Willingness to "roll up the sleeves" and dig hard for the right answers

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong understanding of US GAAP

  • Strong MS Office/Excel skills and experience with an ERP system required (Oracle, SAP, MultiView, AS400 a plus)

An exciting future ahead!

Grocery Outlet is on a very aggressive expansion strategy in all six states we operate with an overall growth goal of 350 stores by 2019. We are actively pursuing various other new markets with a vision of a potentially nationwide scope in the near future. Our growth is powered in part by Hellman & Friedman, a private equity firm that acquired Grocery Outlet in October 2014. With the powerful synergy between them and our corporate team, we provide above-and-beyond support to our owner-operator network of stores while maintaining an unparalleled reputation in the supplier community as a company that can move inventories and deliver prompt, on time payment. We are the first call for many suppliers who know that if they have overstocked items, they can quickly turn them into cash with us.

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Senior Accountant

Grocery Outlet