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Staff Accountant

Company: First Watch Inc.
Location: Bradenton
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary
The Staff Accountant will be primarily responsible for certain month-end, quarter end and year-end reconciliation and closing processes, ensuring transactions are adequately supported and accounted for in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for performing income statement analytics. This position will also support the external audit and perform special projects as needed.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this position's duties and responsibilities. Reliable and dependable attendance is required.
Working knowledge of U.S. GAAP
Prepare detailed reconciliations of certain balance sheet accounts (third-party accounts receivable, inventory, utilities and others as deemed necessary)
Prepare accounting-related journal entries to assigned areas of work
Analyze accounting problems and arrive at workable solutions. Evaluate information, identify key issues that need to be addressed and develop courses of action that effectively address the issue at hand
Manage assigned projects by prioritizing work to meet established deadlines, ensuring that accounting objectives are accomplished and keeping Accounting Manager informed of project status and issues
Preparation of supporting data for external auditors
Maintain a strong internal control environment
Work effectively and alongside third-party service providers (consultants, auditors)
Work collaboratively with other Corporate functions (Development, Operations, Finance)
Implement and develop solutions to drive accounting efficiencies
Support other accounting related projects and functions as assigned
Adhere to Company policies and procedures
Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance. Master's degree and CPA is a plus
3+ years of full-time experience in accounting
Demonstrated understanding of US GAAP
Ability to handle multiple, concurrent assignments
Experience within the retail, restaurant, or similar industry that includes multiple locations in various states
Experience with and understanding of SEC rules a plus
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required
Previous experience with Great Plains and Blackline a plus
Public Accounting experience strongly preferred

Preferred Qualifications
Strong analytical skills; demonstrates a probing mind; thinks independently
Dependable, flexible and professional demeanor
Strong sense of integrity, responsibility and accountability
Highly organized, self-motivated and deadline driven
Ability to manipulate large amounts of data
High attention to detail and accuracy
Able to multi-task, balance priorities and meet competing deadlines with limited supervision
Able to communicate clearly in both written and verbal correspondence
Ability to work effectively & collaborate with people at all levels of the organization; strong interpersonal skills; likeable, but fair; deals honestly with people
Able to build strong relationships with internal and external business partners
Enthusiastic role model with ability to pass knowledge to staff
Takes ownership of assigned areas
Ability to prioritize and deliver results in a fast-moving company
First Watch is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, First Watch will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Keywords: First Watch Inc., Bradenton , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Bradenton, Florida

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