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Staff Accountant

Company: Community Coffee
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

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Department: Finance & Accounting
Reports To: Controller
Travel Required: 5%
Why Join Community Coffee?
Community Coffee Company is the #1 family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America. Rooted in family and tradition, yet always looking to the future, you can expect a fast-paced environment that is both challenging and rewarding. Join us and make your passion your profession!
Position Overview
As the Staff Accountant, you will be responsible for assisting senior staff and accounting/finance management in the areas of cost accounting, fixed assets, cash, prepaid expenses, accounts receivable/payable, and other general accounting functions
Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities
Executing core Accounting Department functions and activities

  • Perform accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to control the organization's financial resources and ensure that it complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements
  • Maintain subledger integrity by enforcing company procedures and internal controls (fixed assets, prepaids, inventory, etc.)
  • Prepare account reconciliations and journal entries to ensure that the general ledger is accurate and complete. This includes related analyses and providing supporting documentation and explanations to support reconciliations and journal entries
  • Review journal entries recommended by FP&A to ensure accuracy and all documentation to support the entry is included
  • Prepare financial reports and accounting statements so that management has accurate and timely information for making financial decisions
  • Ensure all documentation of processes is regularly updated
  • Ensure a solid understanding of the Company's Accounting Practices and ensure they are consistently applied and updated as needed
  • Ensure a solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that may apply to the Company Prepare timely and accurate reporting of financial information, internally and externally to the required entities
    • Create assigned financial reports by collecting, interpreting, and reporting key financial data. This will require collaboration with other business areas to gather information and lead financial initiatives of the department
    • Assist in the timely preparation of all income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements for all CCC Holdings and related subsidiaries
    • Performs monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close processes. Ensures financial statements are accurate and complete through review of accounting entries, comparison, or results to plans, review of balance sheet account reconciliations, etc.
    • Assists with external financial audits including scheduling audits, ensuring proper supporting information is timely prepared for internal use and external auditors and financial statements and footnotes are complete and accurate
    • Assists with "downhill" financial projections by collecting and/or preparing forecasted balance sheet, cash flow statements, and cost of goods manufactured, as well as reviewing information provided by other business managers
    • Provides financial summaries and reports and interprets the results of operation to all levels of management Assists in maximizing return on financial assets by enforcing financial policies, procedures, and controls
      • Assures protection for the assets of the business through implementation of internal controls and internal auditing
      • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by reviewing current company policies
      • Assists in the preparation of the Company's Annual Operating Plan and the Five-Year Strategic Plan process based on goals set by the C.F.O and CEO
      • Makes recommendations to Accounting Supervisor and Controller regarding cost saving opportunities for G&A
      • Works with Analysis team to provide Senior Management with division financials in comparison to historical trends, current year estimate, and strategic growth goals
      • Effectively contribute to cash management strategy to ensure maximum return. This includes reconciling cash accounts, reporting cash balances, reporting on investments, and forecasting cash flows Participation in other projects as requested by Accounting Manager or Sr. Manager of Accounting & Controller and CFO
        • Special analysis projects including technical projects, system upgrades, ad-hoc financial analysis, and participation in cross-departmental teams to accomplish defined business goals
        • Working with a team to implement a new process or solve an operational and/or accounting issue Position Requirements
          • Bachelor's degree in Accounting from a four-year college required
          • At least 1year related fixed asset, accounts receivable, and/or general ledger accounting experience preferred
            • Experience with Community Coffee, even if unrelated, may fulfill this requirement at the discretion of the hiring manager with approval from Human Resources
            • CPA or CPA track preferred
            • Minimum 3.0 GPA required if less than 4 years post graduate experience
            • CPG Experience a plus
            • Knowledge of SAP a plus
            • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook. What We're Looking For
              • Excellent oral and written communication skills
              • Ability to provide customer service to internal and external customers
              • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
              • Attention to detail
              • Effective time management and organizational skills Physical Demands/Work Environment
                The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to do the following:
                • Frequently required to sit.
                • Occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
                • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
                • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
                • Office Environment: Most of the duties of this position will be performed inside an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Our Values
                  Champion People Welcome Individuality, Learn Together, Encourage Each Other
                  Inspire Creativity Dream big, Think Fresh, Make It Happen
                  Wow Our Customers Serve with Purpose, Exceed Expectations, Do What's Right
                  Serve Our Communities Be Genuine, Bring Joy, Make a Difference
                  Win Together Be Brave, Have Fun, Celebrate
                  Community Coffee Company offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), short- and long-term disability, paid time off and employee assistance program.
                  Community Coffee Company and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, gender, genetic information, uniformed service, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, or any other status protected by federal or state law. Community Coffee Company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested. When completing this application, you may exclude information that would disclose or otherwise reference your race, religion, age, sex, genetic, veteran status, disability or any other status protected by federal or state law. Community Coffee Company will also provide reasonable accommodations to allow an employee to perform the essential functions of a position, as required by applicable law. This application is considered current for sixty (60) days only. At the end of this period, if you are still interested in employment, it will be necessary for you to reapply by completing a new application.
                  Other details
                  • Job Family Finance/Acctng
                  • Job Function Finance/Acctng
                  • Pay Type Salary
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