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Accounting Manager

Company: Propeller Industries
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Accounting Manager - CPG / Food & Bev Propeller helps great entrepreneurs build great companies. Since 2010 we have worked with some of the most successful consumer product brands -- Good Culture, Alter Eco, Sir Kensington's, Krave Jerky, Right Rice, Youth to the People, Flying Embers, Birch Benders, Waterloo, Welly Health, and more -- helping the founders and investors build and scale their businesses. We are expanding our CPG Team and hiring experienced accounting managers and accountants familiar with the numbers and processes behind quickly-growing consumer products and food & beverage companies. Our CPG Team is responsible for delivering value and insights to the teams behind these brands. Our Accounting Managers work closely with our broader Accounting Team, Finance Directors and CFOs, as well as others at Propeller, to manage client relationships, to oversee the preparation of monthly financials and reporting, and to develop and implement accounting policies, procedures and controls for our clients. This includes leading teams of accountants to provide weekly, monthly and year-end accounting activities. The role offers growth and exposure to a number of different companies at different stages creating different brands and products. The ideal candidate possesses a solid operational and technical accounting background, strong communication skills, a proven ability to juggle priorities and works proactively to drive results. This person is a self-starter and flexible; has a high level of integrity; is action and goal-oriented; and is comfortable in a fast-paced, team-oriented, collaborative environment. It's a plus to have worked in a client-services, multi-client or multi-entity environment. Responsibilities: Accounting & Reporting * Deliver monthly consolidated financial statements and insights on the numbers * Oversee teams delivering standard weekly and monthly accounting and bookkeeping * Lead month-end close process for a portfolio of clients, working with a team of accountants to complete reconciliations and prepare supporting schedules as needed * Own general accounting processes, including streamlining workflow, reviewing account reconciliations, and ensuring accuracy of deliverables * Document and maintain scalable procedures with strong controls * Develop an understanding and documentation of complex accounting processes with clients, including internal processes that may affect their financials * Train client teams on best practices as needed Client Services * Deliver high quality client service to the CEOs and Founders within your portfolio of clients * Develop an understanding of client teams and clients' business models * Partner with Propeller Directors to manage client relationships throughout their lifecycle with Propeller * Act as the primary point of contact for clients' accounting questions and needs Management & Collaboration * Mentor and develop a team of Propeller accountants by reviewing their work and ensuring adequate opportunities for training and new experiences * Allocate and delegate work across teams to balance workload and training opportunities * Track and assist in state and local tax filings * Partner with colleagues across the company and within the team to implement and integrate new processes The Ideal Candidate * At least 6 years of operational accounting experience * An undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance * Experience preparing financials for consumer products or food & beverage companies selling through distributors, retailers and direct to consumer * Experience with full close-cycle accounting * Experienced in QBO and other related software tools * Strong working knowledge of inventory, inventory management systems (Dear, SOS) and complex inventory reconciliations * Knowledge of Sales Tax compliance and related software tools (Avalara, TaxJar) * Familiarity with CPG-specific KPIs (Gross Margin, Contribution Margin, Product Margins, GM by Channel, Days of Inventory on Hand) * Knowledge of trade spend, in particular working with UNFI, KeHE and Target * Ability to collaborate and manage a team * Knowledge of consulting business model and tools in multi-client environment * A passion for leveraging systems and driving process improvements * Strong working knowledge of Excel * CPA and/or Big-4 experience a plus * Expertise working with venture-backed start-ups a plus At Propeller Industries, we encourage our employees and our clients to bring their true selves to the organization. We believe that a diverse team enables us to cultivate and improve upon our culture of inclusion and collaboration. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome the contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran's status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. So however you identify and whatever your background, we encourage you to apply for this role if you share our passion for helping great entrepreneurs build great companies. We look forward to meeting you! Benefits Offered: Generous Vacation & Sick Pay, Medical (Employer pays 100% for Employee coverage), Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance, and Commuter Benefits.

Keywords: Propeller Industries, San Francisco , Accounting Manager, Executive , San Francisco, California

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