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Senior Accountant at California Pizza Kitchen Inc

Posted in Finance 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Playa Vista, California

Job Description:

Senior Accountant

Summary of Position

Apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. Maintain and ensure assigned accounts are in accordance to accounting standards and procedures and partners with operations to research and resolve discrepancies.

Overall Responsibilities and Duties

  • Partner with management of restaurants to research and resolve inquiries.

  • Prepare financial reports for the monthly management reporting package.

  • Prepare and review period-end journal entries.

  • Perform General Ledger account reconciliations and variance analysis.

  • Work closely with external auditors during the interim and year-end audit.

  • Ensure desktop procedures and process narratives are kept up to date.

  • Manage the relationship with other departments and identify potential accounting issues / events.

  • Work with outside vendors for company-wide rollouts.

  • Complete ad hoc analysis and projects, as requested.


Education, Training, and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field with 3 plus years of general accounting experience required.

  • CPA / public accounting experience is preferred but not required.

  • Restaurant/Retail experience is preferred but not required.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from restaurant management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from restaurant management.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, as well as write reports and business correspondence.

  • Ability to apply, analyze, interpret and record business transactions according to generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously, with excellent attention to detail. Possess analytical skills.

  • Must demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of quality work.

  • Ability to think independently to solve practical problems and present solutions.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

  • Experience with multi-unit operations is helpful.

  • Possess strong knowledge of Excel.

  • Highly proficient personal computer skills and technology driven

  • Ability to network and collaborate cross-functionally

  • Ability to view department as a service organization to other departments & restaurant locations.

  • Highly motivated and self-engaged individual.

  • Enjoys “Winning” as a member of the Team.

  • Embraces change and can adapt well to changing and competing priorities.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to computer terminals. The noise level and temperature is moderate. The employee has the ability to sit, stand and/or walk for up to 10 hours a day. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, bend or kneel, lift up to 40 lbs. and perform other diverse physical tasks as needed. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to climb on roof through the roof hatch and ladder and open up all roof top equipment to inspect for preventative maintenance. Must be able to climb a ladder inside the restaurant to look above the ceiling for inspections, must be able to look into, bind and under all equipment.NOTE: CPK reserves the right to revise or change the position plan as the need arises. This position plan is not all inclusive of total job responsibilities nor does it constitute a written or implied contract of employment.CPK will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, and any other state, federal or local law.