Job Description

Fast growing beverage company located in Torrance, CA is seeking an experienced Accounting Manager to plan and direct corporate accounting activities. This position will report to the Vice President, Finance & Operations and have an initial staff of three accounting professionals in A/P and A/R.


  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to accounting management, budget reporting, cost accounting and contractor payroll.
  • Participates in the preparation of all financial statements and reports.
  • Manages the installation and maintenance of accounting processes and records.
  • Directs the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, depreciation, product cost, operating expenses, and balance sheet sub-ledgers.
  • Participates in cost analyses and rate studies.
  • Works collaboratively with Financial Analysis to prepares statements and reports of estimated future costs and revenues.
  • Direct internal audits to review accounting and administrative controls.
  • Establishes system controls of external audit materials and external financial reporting.
  • Reviews financial statements with the Executive Team.
  • Directs the installation and maintenance of new accounting, inventory, property, and other related procedures and controls including involvement with the selection of a new ERP system.
  • Manages taxes, leases, and accruals for corporate accounting.


Basic characteristics for success in this role include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Accountable, reliable, honest
  • Creative, aligned with brand
  • Organized, detail-oriented
  • Willing, eager, tenacious, self-motivated
  • Passionate, positive, flexible



Basic characteristics for success in this role must be aligned to the corporate values of the organization showing:

    • Grit
    • Optimism
    • Authenticity
    • Leadership


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting required. While not required, consideration will be given to CPA / CMA / MBA.
  • Minimum 3 years of financial management experience with increasing responsibility in a manufacturing environment. Food or beverage industry experience highly preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of Supervisory experience in the accounting reporting areas.
  • Solid understanding of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial math (NPV, IRR, etc.).
  • Excellent Excel skills including pivot tables and VLookup experience.
  • Experience with Quickbooks and ERP systems. Fishbowl software experience preferred. Previous ERP implementation experience highly preferred.
  • Leadership and sense of urgency: ability to drive accurate and timely results in a complex and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Data-driven, disciplined, objective, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Act as a business partner to all other business units; help others to see the “big picture”, take leadership in reducing ambiguity and positively implement needed changes.
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory and internal/external customer service skills required.
  • Proactive attitude with an attention to details.
  • Strong analytical thinking skills; intellectual rigor and curiosity; problem-solving capability.
  • Strong experience developing staff as a leader. Able to set clear and fair objectives for direct reports in accounting.