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Accounting Manager

We’re looking for an Accounting Manager with exceptional attention to detail and the breadth of skills to manage all types of company transactions. Given ChefSteps’s small size, this role will support all teams in financial and accounting decisions. If you want a job where you can be integrally involved in the inner workings of a growing company, then this is the role for you!


ChefSteps is an online retailer and manufacturing company. You have some accounting experience in both e-commerce and manufacturing. Also, given the tens of thousands of transactions occurring each month, you are comfortable with accessing and searching large amounts of data using Microsoft Excel or other tools to find and reconcile errors. ChefSteps is also expanding rapidly as a marketplace for the sale of other sellers’ goods. A well-rounded candidate will also have experience with marketplace-related transactions and accounting processes (example: Amazon’s third-party seller services).


  • As ChefSteps’s primary accountant, your responsibilities will be to manage and ensure completion of all accounting processes within the company:
  • Manage Accounts Payable (AP): Ensure all vendors get paid via any type of payment method, process expense reports
  • Manage AR: Ensure accuracy and collection of shopping cart (e-commerce) transactions and other revenue sources
  • Manage Payroll: Run payroll with full benefits and account appropriately
  • Manage FP&A: Partner with Sales, Marketing, and Operations to drive financial planning and spend accountability; help to implement ChefSteps BoD directives
  • Manage Treasury: Reconcile bank accounts and credit cards
  • Manage Tax Filings: Report and pay Washington State/Seattle sales and excise taxes, WA PPA taxes, and IRS filings, including compliance with regulatory reporting/guidelines
  • Manage monthly and yearly closing activities, account reconciliations, audit preparations, and reporting of P&L, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows
  • Manage bookkeeping processes
  • Manage onboarding process for new employees and new contractors (with respect to contract, IRS documentation, accounting documentation, equipment purchasing, and expense report training)


  • 5+ years of accounting experience (at least some experience related to e-commerce and marketplace)
  • Bachelor’s degree; accounting preferred
  • CPA (preferred)
  • MBA (preferred)
  • Advanced MSFT Excel (Functions, Pivots, VBA); SQL is a plus
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks Online or equivalent accounting software
  • Working knowledge of relevant Washington State regulations governing small businesses, taxation, and reporting
  • Working knowledge of tax-reporting systems (example: Avalara) preferred


  • Full health coverage, plus vision and dental insurance
  • Competitive pay, annual salary adjustments, 401(k) plan, and ownership in the form of shares and/or options
  • Self-determined leave—you schedule your own vacation and sick days, coordinating directly with your teammates
  • Enriching work environment: Whether you want to master chocolate soufflé, score pro photography tips, master new math skills, or learn to pilot a glider, your ChefSteps teammates can help you learn. We hire fascinating people from many different backgrounds—Michelin-star chefs, award-winning animators and designers, top engineers, and globe-trotting journalists. If you come to work looking to get smarter, you’ve come to the right place.
  • Design your own workstation—we encourage employees to request the tools and supplies they need to do their job well
  • Dog-friendly work environment
  • Seriously stocked coffee station: La Marzocco espresso maker, pour overs, French presses—we provide you with all of them, plus Herkimer beans for days. Just want a Nespresso? We’ve got that too.
  • So much free food—snacks to fuel you, dishes crafted by ridiculously talented chefs to feed your very soul. Seriously, it’s like working in a secret Seattle restaurant that also happens to be the best one.
  • The best parties, sailing trips, mountain vacations, and more—many of us have a background in hospitality, and we like to do it up right
  • Great location. First: We work in downtown Seattle which, wow. This city is amazing. Second, we are right in the heart of Pike Place Market, which means drinking, eating, and grocery shopping in a world-class food destination mere steps from your desk. What, pray tell, could be better than that?

We believe a diverse team creates better products and a more rewarding work culture, and this belief centers our hiring process. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about our company culture, please see our About page.


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