senior accountant

Corporate "Base Camp" Base Camp - El Segundo, CA


$80K - $120K per year, based on experience

Los Angeles, CA

Do you want to join an incredible brand with amazing food in the Restaurant industry? 
Work in a brand-new state of the art facility with an open office layout promoting collaboration? 
Become a part of a Team that will offer potential for unlimited career growth? 
Have the drive and ambition to work in a start-up environment and make an impact on the business? 
Hybrid work schedule? 
Competitive salary and benefits, including a generous Mendo Eats program allowing you and your friends and family to enjoy our food for free? 

Mendocino Farms is for you and the one to watch as we continue to expand into new markets!  Apply today for this amazing opportunity!


Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant is responsible for preparing the day-to-day corporate accounting functions from general ledger, journal entries to financial statement analysis and reporting.  The Senior Accountant will play an important role on the Team supporting the company's growth by working closely with Finance, Development, Restaurant Operations, Facilities, and our outsourced accounting provider team to ensure accurate accounting, recording and reporting of all revenue, expense and balance sheet items.



  • Ownership of the Fixed Assets and Capitalization Expenditures, including the capitalization of spending for new restaurants
  • Partners with Development, Operations and Facilities to review spending and ensure proper accounting classification of capital expenditures vs. repairs and maintenance expense
  • Ownership of Lease Accounting to include the evaluation of contract and lease documents to ensure appropriate coding, accounting and payments
  • Partners with our outsourced 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
  • Calculates and reports monthly store-level bonuses
  • Reviews weekly cash, credit card and third-party provider deposit reports and follow-up on exceptions
  • Analyzes financial statements for discrepancies and other issues that should be brought to the Controller’s attention
  • Troubleshoots issues related to restaurant-level financial schedules with Operations (General Manager, Director of Operations, and Chief Operations Officer)
  • Prepares journal entries for various accruals, corrections, and reclassification
  • Prepares and review monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance
  • Provides support for internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Performs other essential duties and various special projects as needed
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, etc.


Education – Bachelor’s degree in accounting required – CPA preferred

Experience – 3+ years related experience in accounting, preferably in the restaurant industry.  


  • Strong knowledge and understanding of GAAP, accrual basis accounting and financial reporting
  • Embrace and drive change with proven ability to develop, drive and implement process improvements
  • Passionate and determined personality with a 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 is a plus
  • Excellent prioritization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and collaboration skills. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; highly motivated and organized. 
  • Experience with an ERP system
  • Experience with MS Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Working knowledge of desktop computers and MS Office Suite particularly Excel. 
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior

Physical Requirements - Must be able to speak and hear clearly on the telephone and in person. Must be able to operate a computer, i.e., desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.  Ability to travel as business needs require, 10% of the time or less.

Benefits include

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance*
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • 401(k) with company match*
  • Free Meals
  • Ongoing career development
  • Dependent Care FSA*
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Tickets At Work Membership (Discounts on hotels, movies, resorts and more!)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life & Accident Insurance*
  • Short Term Disability*
  • Special Group Rates on Pet Insurance*
  • Parking & Transit Reimbursement*
  • A supportive team environment - we know our success is proportional to the happiness we bring our team and guests

* Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

There is no “I” in Mendo

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.

* Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.