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Accounting Manager

Has your love of all things accounting helped you develop into a well-rounded accounting master who can multitask and prioritize to deliver consistently and accurately on multiple projects? Are you comfortable accessing and searching large amounts of data using tools like Excel? Does your eye for detail help you find errors—even the ones that are like needles in haystacks—to have perfectly reconciled transactions?  Do you appreciate working as part of a collaborative, empowered, and impactful team? Answering yes to these questions? Then we’d like to get to know you!

What you’ll do:

  • Take ownership to ensure completion of all accounting processes:
    • Oversee accounts payable (A/P): Our vendors like to be paid, and sometimes through a variety of payment methods, and our employees appreciate you helping them get reimbursed for their expenses
    • Ensure accuracy and collection of shopping cart (e-commerce) transactions and other revenue sources (A/R)
    • Our team loves to get paid on time, and on point, so you will handle all the aspects of running an efficient and accurate payroll process
    • Partner with sales, marketing, and operations to drive financial planning and spend accountability (FP&A)
    • Help to implement ChefSteps BoD directives
    • Treasury and taxes, oh my! Reconcile bank accounts and credit cards; report and pay Washington state/Seattle sales and excise taxes, WA PPA taxes, and IRS filings
    • Maintain and ensure compliance with regulatory reporting and 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
    • Support the new-hire onboarding process as appropriate; this could include contracts help, accounting documentation (for contractors), equipment purchased, and expense report training

What will help you be most successful:

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (functions, pivots, VBA); SQL helps even more
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks Online or equivalent accounting software, and of tax reporting systems like Avalara
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant Washington state regulations governing small businesses, taxation, and reporting
  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrable problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, that help you in cross-functional interactions
  • 5 or more years of accounting experience, with at least 2 of those years in an e-commerce or marketplace type of business
  • Bachelor’s degree; accounting preferred
  • MBA and/or CPA certification are a nice plus

In return, please enjoy:

  • Full health coverage, plus vision and dental insurance
  • Competitive pay, annual salary adjustments, 401(k) plan with company match, 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 a 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.
  • Designing your own workstation—we encourage employees to request the tools and supplies they need to do their job well.
  • A dog-friendly work environment; well-behaved canines welcomed.
  • A 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 and 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?

Who we are:

Born of a love of cooking, ChefSteps is a smart kitchen product company building tools to help people have more fun while cooking more, and get incredible results every time. In 2016 we launched Joule, the smartest, smallest, and most powerful sous vide device on the market. Controlled by a smartphone or tablet (plus Amazon Alexa and Facebook Messenger), Joule has been used to cook more than 1 million meals—and counting—and is sold at, Sur La Table, and the ChefSteps website. We are currently hard at work on new products, features, and services that will prove integral to the kitchen of the future.

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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