Staff Accountant

| 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.

Below is what we are looking for in our Staff Accountant:

Core Responsibilities

  • A key contributor to the monthly close process:
  1. Preparation of journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
  2. Analyze general ledger accounts, identifying necessary accruals, adjustments, and reclasses
  3. Work with senior accountant and accounting manager to ensure tasks are completed in line with weekly and period end close schedules
  • Assist with financial statement inquiries at a store and corporate level
  • Prepare sales tax calculations and periodic sales tax returns
  • Prepare payroll entries and balance sheet reconciliations, working with the payroll team to resolve discrepancies
  • Compile schedules and necessary supporting documents for audit requests
  • Work with senior accountant and accounting manager on special projects, ad hoc analysis and reporting
  • Skills Required

    • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
    • CPA or CPA track is not required but is a plus
    • Expanding proficiency with Excel and its functions
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to pick up computer programs quickly
    • Attention to detail
    • Works well in a team environment, helping others troubleshoot issues or challenges
    • Willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done in a deadline driven profession

    Experience Desired

    • 2-3 years of accounting experience, preferably with multi-unit industries
    • Minimum 1 year of experience with a heavy focus on general ledger accounting
    • Prior experience with financial reporting a plus

    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.

    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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    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

    Culture
    Volunteer in local community
    Partners with Nonprofits
    Friends outside of work
    Eat lunch together
    Open door policy
    Open office floor plan
    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
    401(K)
    401(K) Matching
    Company Equity
    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    Performance Bonus
    Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
    Return-to-work program post parental leave
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Unlimited Vacation Policy
    Perks & Discounts
    Casual Dress
    Commuter Benefits
    Company Outings
    Free Daily Meals
    Stocked Kitchen
    Some Meals Provided
    Happy Hours
    Pet Friendly
    Professional Development Benefits
    Job Training & Conferences
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