Report on Looking For An Experienced Restaurant Accountant

Looking For An Experienced Restaurant Accountant

This a hands-on role that will both enter/execute data and supervise the financial and accounting operations of this restaurant group, understood to include all of the corporate entities and business locations under the group's umbrella. These responsibilities will include: the maintenance of the accounting and bookkeeping system, production of financial reports (through QuickBooks), and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

We are looking for a person who works independently and has the aptitude and desire to grow into an Accounting Manager position. We are growing as an organization and are looking for the right person to grow with us!


Operations and Management
• Oversee the accounting operations of the Company and those of related businesses, ensuring the existing organizational structure and set of routine processes (including x-business processes) are being followed
• Supervise (directly or indirectly) employees who work within the accounting department
• Enforce the accounting procedures and policies with relevant managers and employees within the group's businesses
• Manage monthly and yearly close processes
• Manage loan balances among companies
• Conduct spot audits of Company accounting or financial processes as needed
• Participate in cashflow planning
• Provide limited payroll oversight/support if needed

Transactions and Accounts
• Full Service, high volume Bookkeeping
• Accruals
• Manage bank and credit balances to ensure availability of funds for operations
• Journal entries (for daily sales and payroll)
• Maintain consolidated chart of accounts
• Bank and credit card imports, transaction matching, and reconciliation
• Create billing between companies
• Ensure the accurate representation of all transactions in the bookkeeping system
• Accounts payable: Ensure that AP are recorded paid in a timely manner, vendor balances are maintained, and all reasonable discounts are taken
• Accounts receivable oversight: Prompt collection, tracking outstanding balances
• Maintain and properly log fixed asset records
• Ensure the completion of monthly bank reconciliations
• Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions and an orderly accounting filing system

Reporting and Analysis
• Issue timely and complete reports on a schedule determined by the Company or as needed
• Systematically observe variances from the budget and report significant issues to Employer
• Provide data to the COO to create management cost reports
• Develop annual budgets and forecasts as this becomes possible given financial data

Filings and Compliance
• Manage compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings, including EDD/EFTPS,

Sales tax payments and returns
• Coordinate with company CPA to resolve year end bookkeeping issues and accurately adjust books to reflect actual reporting to state and federal government
• Provide all necessary information to company CPA in the process of preparing taxes for the group's affiliated companies or businesses

• Additional duties as assigned

• Expert level in Quickbooks
• Minimum eight years working in hands-on accounting role under limited supervision
• Minimum four years recent hands-on accounting experience with high volume restaurants/bars
• Supervisory experience in a bookkeeping/accounting environment a plus
• Highly proficient in Excel
• Must maintain confidentiality
• Possess strong work ethic, honesty and integrity
• Must exercise sound business judgement and decision-making
• Proven organizational and project management skills
• Must work well with management and employees
• Ability to work flexible hours reliably and dependably, including late nights on weekends and/or holidays, or work on short notice
• Must be an observant self-starter and initiator with the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
• Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple assignments
• Competent and comfortable in a fast-paced, hectic environment
• Maintain a friendly, approachable demeanor at all times, even with competitive, demanding internal and external customers

This company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Experience Requirements: 
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