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Staff Accountant

Baton Rouge, LA, USA Req #560
Friday, July 10, 2020
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Department:  Finance & Accounting

Reports To:  Accounting Manager

Travel Required: Limited travel may be required

 

Why Join Community Coffee?

Community Coffee Company is the #1 family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America.  Rooted in family and tradition, yet always looking to the future, you can expect a fast-paced environment that is both challenging and rewarding. Join us and make your passion your profession!

 

Position Overview

As the Staff Accountant, you will be responsible for assisting senior staff and accounting/finance management in the areas of cost accounting, fixed assets, cash, prepaid expenses, accounts receivable/payable, and other general accounting functions


Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities

 

Executing core Accounting department functions and activities

  • Perform accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to control the organization's financial resources and ensure that it complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements
  • Maintain subledger integrity by enforcing company procedures and internal controls (fixed assets, prepaids, inventory, etc.)
  • Prepare account reconciliations and journal entries to ensure that the general ledger is accurate and complete.  This includes related analyses and providing supporting documentation and explanations to support reconciliations and journal entries
  • Review journal entries recommended by FP&A to ensure accurate and all documentation to support the entry is included
  • Prepare financial reports and accounting statements so that management has accurate and timely information for making financial decisions
  • Ensure all documentation of processes is regularly updated
  • Ensure a solid understanding of the Company’s Accounting Practices and ensure they are consistently applied and updated as needed
  • Ensure a solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that may apply to the Company,

Prepare timely and accurate reporting of financial information, internally and externally to the required entities

  • Create assigned financial reports by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data. This will require collaboration with other business areas to gather information and lead financial initiatives of the department
  • Assist in the timely preparation of all income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements for all CCC Holdings and related subsidiaries
  • Performs monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close processes.  Ensures financial statements are accurate and complete through review of accounting entries, comparison or results to plans, review of balance sheet account reconciliations, etc.
  • Assists with external financial audits including scheduling audits, ensuring proper supporting information is timely prepared for internal use and external auditors and financial statements and footnotes are complete and accurate
  • Assists with “downhill” financial projections by collecting and/or preparing forecasted balance sheet, cash flow statements, and cost of goods manufactured, as well as reviewing information provided by other business managers. 
  • Provides financial summaries and reports and interprets the results of operation to all levels of management

Assists in maximizing return on financial assets by enforcing financial policies, procedures, and controls

  • Assures protection for the assets of the business through implementation of internal controls and internal auditing
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by reviewing current company policies
  • Assists in the preparation of the Company’s Annual Operating Plan and the Five Year Strategic Plan process based on goals set by the C.F.O and CEO
  • Makes recommendations to Accounting Manager and Sr. Manager of Accounting & Controller regarding cost saving opportunities for G&A
  • Works with Analysis team to provide Senior Management with division financials in comparison to historical trends, current year estimate and strategic growth goals
  • Effectively execute cash management strategy to ensure maximum return. This includes reconciling all cash accounts, reporting cash balances, reporting on investments, and forecasting cash flows

Participation in other projects as requested by Accounting Manager or Sr. Manager of Accounting & Controller and CFO

  • Special analysis projects including technical projects, system upgrades, ad-hoc financial analysis and participation in cross departmental teams to accomplish defined business goals
  • Working with a team to implement a new process or solve an operational and/or accounting issue

 

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting from a four-year college AND Three to five years related fixed asset, accounts receivable, and/or general ledger accounting experience required. CPA preferred
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required if less than 4 years post graduate experience.
  • Cost Experience and CPG Experience Preferred
  • Knowledge of SAP a plus
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

 

What We’re Looking For

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide customer service to internal and external customers
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective time management and organizational skills

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to do the following:

  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • Office Environment: Most of the duties of this position will be perform inside an office environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

 

Our Values

 

 

Our People           We are a high performance company with emphasis on teamwork and employee care

Our Integrity        We have the courage to always do what is right

Our Customers  We have a personal commitment to provide exceptional products, services, and solutions

Our Safety            We champion safe behaviors for ourselves, our fellow employees, and our community

Our Brand            Everything we do has to be as good as our coffee


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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), short- and long-term disability, paid time off, employee assistance program, and educational assistance. Community Coffee and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law. 

Other details

  • Job Family Finance/Acctng
  • Job Function Finance/Acctng
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA