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Staff Accountant

Company: Purple Carrot
Location: Needham
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Purple Carrot is on a mission to cultivate the plant based revolution, one meal at a time, and we are looking for a Staff Accountant to join our team. We are looking for an individual who not only has a strong understanding of US GAAP, but has the desire and ability to translate the foreign language of accounting to peers at every level of the organization. Accuracy and efficiency are equally important at Purple Carrot, and our Staff Accountant should be a problem solver who achieves results through teamwork and collaboration. This role will interact with all levels of Purple Carrot and must be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. Due to Covid-19, the Needham office is closed until Spring 2021, or until there is a widely disseminated vaccine. Upon reopening the office, we will work with this position on creating an in-office schedule. Responsibilities: * Month-End Close Process: Manage to a strict timeline while identifying improvements and producing timely and accurate financial statements. * Prepare account reconciliations (i.e. cash, accounts payable, accrued expenses, etc.). * Assist in both internal and external financial statement reviews that are performed monthly, quarterly, and annually. * Perform research related to accounting and other finance-related questions that will ensure the organizations compliance with all required accounting principles. * GL Maintenance: Ensure that our general ledger is both in compliance with US GAAP and also provides useful reporting to management in order to facilitate quick decision making. Act as liaison between finance and the rest of the Purple Carrot team to ensure accurate financial reporting. * Internal Controls: Support and adhere to internal control procedures. Identify potential gaps in internal controls in order to minimize risks to the organization. * Audit Support: Support team in completing annual diligence and audits along with other ad-hoc third-party audits. * Internal Business support: Collaborate with internal business groups, such as the operations team, on special projects, and ad-hoc analyses as necessary. These projects may include acting in the role of super user for our operational inventory management system, or supporting the team in reviewing and closing out the weekly sales orders. * Other financial, clerical, and administrative duties as assigned - versatility is necessary at Purple Carrot! Requirements Experience: * Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field (completion of or pursuing CPA licensure is highly preferred). * 2-4 years professional accounting experience, prior public accounting experience preferred. * Strong understanding of accounting policies, including US GAAP, and bookkeeping procedures and controls. * Existing expertise with QuickBooks Desktop, Fishbowl (ERP), , and Excel is preferred. Traits: * Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence - the ability to build relationships, a good listener with outstanding interpersonal communication abilities and an effective, consultative style. * Detail-oriented and proactive in problem solving. * Experience working in a fast-paced, growing start-up is a plus. * Team player who can effectively work cross-functionally. Location: * Temporarily remote, ideally able to commute to our headquarters in Needham, MA upon office re-opening. Benefits About Purple Carrot Were on a mission to spread the plant-based revolution, and we need your expertise! Purple Carrot started with just a seed of an idea in 2014: encourage people to Eat More Plants for their health and the health of the planet. Today, we are leading the charge for people to adopt a plant-based lifestyle in their homes and on-the-go. Purple Carrots irresistible, globally-inspired recipes, fresh ingredients, and meals are available in the U.S. and Japan. Were a team of dedicated and passionate people who are motivated to change the world for the better and have fun doing it. Does this sound like something youre up for? Benefits We love our staff, and show it with benefits (professional development, medical, dental, vision, FSA, and life insurance), matching retirement plan, unlimited paid time off, credit toward free Purple Carrot boxes, and the opportunity to work in collaboration with co-workers who are passionate about food. We greatly thank all applicants, however only those under serious consideration will be contacted.

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