Accountant

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2017-1038
Category
Accounting/Finance

Overview

WHO WE ARE: CALIFIA FARMS

We're Califia Farms (Califia, pronounced like California), the plant-powered food and beverage company of the future. Our mission is to innovate delicious plant-powered foods for mindful nourishment. We're led by beverage visionary Greg Steltenpohl, crafting, concocting and cold-brewing beautifully bottled goodness from the San Joaquin Valley. Our name comes from the Spanish legend of warrior Queen Califia, the goddess of bounty and abundance who ruled over the mythical island of California. We make our daily decisions using these five core values: Do, Learn Improve; Act Like an Owner; Challenge the Status Quo; The Bottle is Half Full; and Using our Sixth Sense (being conscious of our impact on others and the planet).

In a snapshot:

  • Founded in 2010
  • 200+ full time staff and contracted employee
  • Headquarters in Downtown L.A. Arts District and Manufacturing in Bakersfield, CA
  • We believe in Shared Leadership where team members are heard and leadership is broadly distributed
  • We are committed to our people and to our communities' sustainability

Responsibilities

As the Accountant, you will be responsible for providing financial and operational reporting support for the company as we scale for rapid, continued growth and expansion into global markets. As part of our core values, we take a shared leadership approach where team members are heard and leadership is broadly distributed. If you’re looking for a long-term home and opportunity for tremendous growth, this is the company for you!

  • Book month-end journal entries for processing in the General Ledger system
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations, including bank recs
  • Assist with preparation and filing of statutory reports
  • Month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing
  • Monthly expense variance analysis
  • Ensure accuracy of financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Assist with internal and external audit requirements
  • Interface with various departments

Qualifications

You have 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment with a mid-size company. Thriving in an entrepreneurial setting, you love working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, collaborative organization. As a self-starter and independent thinker, you have strong technical accounting skills and are driven, growth-oriented, and have a strong desire to progress to higher-level roles within the company.

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years General Ledger accounting experience
  • Advanced Excel skills including experience with Pivot tables and complex functions
  • Experience working with mid-size ERP systems (e.g. Epicor, MicroSoft Dynamics, Sage, Ross)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and various departments within the company
  • Passion for the natural beverage industry a big plus
  • CPA an added plus but not required

 Califia Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Califia Farms is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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