Accounting Manager, Fixed Assets

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Accounting Manager of Fixed Assets

People leader (Y/N): Y

Sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food.  Sweetgreen currently operates 110 store locations in 9 states.  SG has plans to continue our 13-year track record of consistent double digit growth by continuing to expand our footprint across the United States.

Summary: Accounting Manager – Fixed Assets will be responsible for building a team and implementing processes and controls for managing all store fixed assets and leases.   The Manager will be responsible for all store development accounting, cash flow forecasting, and the financial aspects of lease administration.  The position reports to the Controller and will work closely with our Store Development Team.   The Manager will be expected to help hire and develop a team and work with our Development and Technology Teams to implement fixed asset systems. 

Core Work Activities:

Day-to-Day Management: Responsible for the store development and lease administration function of the accounting team. Ensure proper set up of all leases and accounting in accordance with GAAP. Ensure appropriate recording of fixed assets under GAAP including capitalization of internal development hours. Review work product of team members including journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations as well as period end close tasks.

Project Spend Reporting: Manage and continuously improve reporting for the multiple store and corporate development projects in progress throughout the year. Work cross functionally with construction, facilities, technology, and business applications to understand reporting needs and provide insights and analysis to stakeholders.

Process Improvement: Drive process improvement in daily/weekly/monthly tasks for efficiency and scalability. Implement controls over project spend as well as additions and disposals tracking and approvals. Provide input and recommendations given staffing and structure while ensuring compliance with GAAP and other laws and regulations.

People Leadership: Manage a team, encouraging collaboration, with a focus on developing + mentoring the team to improve performance and advance their career plans.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, + Other Characteristics Required for Successful Performance:

  • 8-10 years of overall experience with a mix of public accounting and industry
  • Multi-unit accounting experience in the areas of fixed assets and lease accounting required
  • At least 2 years’ experience leading a team
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • A working understanding of GAAP and how it regulates the work under this role
  • Experience defining processes and procedures and implementing them based on the needs of the business.
  • Highly organized, adaptable, and comfortable in a fast-paced growing environment

Nice to have

  • Prior experience in a startup environment preferred.
  • Public company experience a plus.
What you'll get
  • Three different medical plans to suit your and your family's needs
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO plan
  • 401k; company match of 50% up to 3% of employee contribution
  • 5 months paid family leave; we believe in fully supporting new parents
  • Employee HSA and FSA
  • Complimentary greens
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Free sweetgreen swag

Come join the sweetlife!

About sweetgreen

sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our 3,500 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we’re committed to leaving people better than we found them. We’re in the business of feeding people, and we’re out to change what that means.

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.

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Our office is positioned in the centerpiece for LA's newest creative generation, PLATFORM and directly across the street from the Metro Station.

What are sweetgreen Perks + Benefits

sweetgreen Benefits Overview

sweetgreen is committed to offering a benefit package with flexibility and options to help you live your sweetlife. Our suite of benefits includes the core options of medical, dental, and vision as well as other voluntary benefit options to help you create the benefit package that best meets the needs of you and your family.

We believe that our employees are the most important ingredients in our restaurants and aim to support you throughout your journey at sweetgreen. FAMILY FUND

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 5 months of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We believe in fully supporting new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
sweetgreen provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times. Do what you love on *and* off the clock.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Sweetgreen has partnered with Classpass to offer a different kind of gym membership. All benefits-eligible employees receive a subsidy per month to use towards your membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
sweetgreen hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits


The family fund provides emergency financial aid to employees experiencing financial hardship caused by catastrophic events outside of your control, like a natural disaster or life altering personal crisis.

Every person in the sweetgreen family can elect to donate part of their paycheck to the family fund pool of money. This is the money that will be distributed to individuals who apply for funds that will help them cope with an unfortunate situation.

With your continued support, we can truly make an impact in the lives of our sweetgreen family members who are experiencing hardship.

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