Accounts Payable Manager

| Greater LA Area

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. 

The Accounts Payable Manager has the following core responsibilities

  1. AP Workflow Design
  2. Accurate Invoice Processing & Compliance
  3. Travel and Entertainment Workflow Design
  4. Vendor Relations

AP Workflow Design (30%)

  • Review current systems, tools and workflows
  • Interview key stakeholders and incorporate their needs into the workflow design
  • Identify points of inefficiency, risk and where process could be more aligned with our core values (i.e. sustainable paperless solution)
  • Understand and maintain standards of control compliance

Accurate Invoice Processing (30%)

  • Roll out invoice approval methodology across business, and maintain standard of accuracy
  • Ensure appropriate expense coding and communicate with partners to educate and solve long term
  • Communicate vendor terms and sweetgreen payment preferences to accounting team
  • Import and post all store cost of goods sold (COGS) electronic invoices daily

Travel and Entertainment Workflow Design (20%)

  • Explore opportunities to improve efficiency and clarity of Concur expense process
  • Create a Concur on-boarding guide/FAQ for ease of use
  • Encourage timely expense report submissions and approvals
  • Analyze and report T&E expense information to accounting team for accrual purposes

Vendor + Internal Customer Relations (20%)

  • Onboard new vendors to establish accounting relationship and also explain sweetgreen processes
  • Work to expedite checks and resolve vendor disputes
  • Check vendor statements weekly and make appropriate adjustments
  • Encourage electronic payment set-up to promote a paperless environment
  • Educate internal customers on invoicing process, approvals, and standard payment terms

Desired Traits

  • Builder: confidence and expertise to chart the course and recommend scalable solutions
  • Urgency: passion for rapidly identifying and solving problems
  • Collaborative: willingness to go the extra mile to keep commitments to other departments
  • Professionalism: clarity on the right way to do Accounts Payable and unyielding standards for excellence

Desired Experience

  • 7+ years of accounts payable experience; ideally in a multi-unit restaurant or retail company
  • 3+ years leading an accounts payable department ideally with at least one direct report
  • Experience in system implementations (accounts payable, invoice automation, travel & expense)
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business preferred

What you'll get

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • 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
  • Our annual Impact Retreat offsite
  • Free sweetgreen swag / Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife! 
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.

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Location

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

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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