senior accountant

Corporate "Base Camp" Studio City, California Los Angeles, California



Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Sr. Accountant is a new position as a result of our rapid growth. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, this position will be responsible for preparing the day-to-day corporate accounting functions from general ledger, journal entries to financial statement reporting.  The Sr. Accountant will play an important role in supporting the company's growth by working closely with finance, accounting, development, operations, facilities and outsource accounting provider teams to ensure accurate accounting, tracking and reporting of all revenue, expense and balance sheet items.


  • Partner with outsource accounting provider, including verification, allocation and preparation of general ledger entries to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance
  • Analyze financial statements for discrepancies and other issues that should be brought to the Accounting Manager’s attention
  • Prepare and analyze the calculation of monthly store-level bonuses
  • Trouble-shoot issues related to restaurant-level financial schedules with Operations (General Manager, Director of Operations, and Chief Operations Officer)
  • Analyze and summarize financial information
  • Provide support for internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Work closely with development, operations and facilities to review spending and ensure proper accounting classification of capital expenditures vs repair/maintenance expense
  • Evaluate contract and lease documents to ensure appropriate coding, accounting and payments
  • Prepare journal entries for accruals, corrections, and reclassifications
  • Work with outsource accounting provider to ensure the accurate and timely payment of all lease payments and reporting (monthly, quarterly, and annually) on all properties, including percentage rent, and the review of all rent expense to ensure consistency with GAAP requirements
  • Perform other essential duties and various special projects as needed
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required – CPA preferred
  • 3+ years progressively responsible experience in accounting
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills, including advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of GAAP, accrual basis accounting and financial reporting
  • Driven personality and desire to grow with the company
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing in order to meet deadlines
  • Strong team player and ability to work effectively as a team member in resolving problems
  • Experience in restaurant and/or multi-unit retail company a plus

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Mendocino Farms is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Mendocino Farms will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.