Accounting/Finance Richmond, CA



Urban Remedy is a plant-based organic food company that embodies the belief that Food is Healing. We were founded by Neka Pasquale, a licensed Acupuncturist who saw first-hand the healing power of food with her patients. Utilizing the ancient principles of Chinese & Ayurvedic medicine combined with the latest innovations in functional medicine Urban Remedy was born. Grounded in the power of clean eating we are certified organic and non-GMO with the goal of creating the cleanest and most delicious offerings to empower people to be their best selves. Our recipes utilize ingredients that are naturally anti-inflammatory and low glycemic without preservatives, fillers, refined flours, sugars, gluten or dairy. You can feel proud of our offerings knowing we pride ourselves in transparency, authenticity, and providing a valuable service to the community.

Urban Remedy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, reproductive health decisions, age, or veteran status.


The Sr. Cost Accountant is primarily responsible for the cost and inventory accounting functions for the Company along with general reconciliations, accruals, and other accounting entries as needed. This position compiles and analyzes data to determine costs of business activities and produces timely and accurate reporting.  This highly collaborative position reports to the Controller and works closely with members of the accounting, sales, and operations departments.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent grasp of cost accounting principles and will be a cross-functional thought partner to operations and finance. This person will have experience in sourcing cost-savings initiatives and working in a mid-size manufacturing or food processing company. Also, the ideal candidate will have the energy and passion to succeed in an exciting post-startup environment.

Urban Remedy’s core values of Our Foundation, Accountability, Creativity, Change, Integrity and Empowerment guide our team in representing Urban Remedy to our associates, vendors, customers, and the media. All employees are expected to embrace these core values as part of their daily work-life with Urban Remedy.


  • Establishes and analyzes standard costs and reviews the standard cost roll-ups for new products and new production operations; investigates and resolves material variances prior to finalization of rolling standards.
  • Drives cost-saving initiatives for the business, especially relating to manufacturing and distribution.
  • Creates and Maintains Bill of Materials (BOMs), including labor hours, through tight cross-collaboration with Operations and R&D.
  • Provides management with various reports and forward-thinking insight surrounding unit economics.
  • Jointly owns the manufacturing P&L.
    • Key owner and story-teller of the manufacturing, material, labor and overhead variances and the manufacturing yields.
  • Owns various month end close processes, ensuring all information requirements and reporting deadlines are met.
  • Monitors and updates all manufacturing-related general ledgers; including posting, journal entry research, reconciliations, and supporting schedule monitoring, where necessary.
  • Assists with physical inventory counts, as deemed necessary.
  • Assists with budget and forecast processes, such as calculating labor and overhead rates.
  • Performs ad hoc product/plant cost analysis to support the operations.
  • Continuously improves and implements cost accounting policies and procedures, under the direction of the Controller.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.


Position-Specific Skills

  • Ability to take ownership of the cost accounting function and ability to see how the details impact the bigger picture.
  • Close attention to detail, accurate data entry skills; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, results oriented.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team.
  • Takes initiative and is dependable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Technical Skills

  • Solid grasp of cost accounting principles including standard costs and BOMs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Query experience.
  • Solid understanding of databases.
  • Experience with IFS or other ERP system.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years’ cost accounting and business analysis experience preferably in a manufacturing or food processing industry.