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Staff Accountant

The Chefs' Warehouse
Richmond, California, United States
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
About The Chefs' Warehouse
The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. ( combines exceptional quality and brand building with broadline food service distribution for more than 35 years. With Protein, Specialty, Produce, and Broadline offerings, we service the most discerning chefs in a hybrid approach of convenience and superior quality. We introduce more than 2,000 artisan producers of the world's finest ingredients from over 40 countries to the finest chefs in the world. We passionately consult, sell, and build relationships with more than 35,000 customers through the most experienced network of over 600 consultive sales associates, best-in-breed technology, rapid service, and support levels that solidify our long-standing ties to both established and up-and-coming premium restaurants.

Mission: The mission of The Chefs' Warehouse is to provide the world's greatest ingredients to the world's best chefs.

Our C.H.E.F.S. Values:

Curious & Creative
Hungry For Food & Results
Forward Thinking & Flexible
Supportive (Of Peers & Chefs)

Position Summary: Provide accounting support for inventory reconciliation and costing. Manage, in cooperation with the operation's group, the cycle count process ensuring appropriate coverage of the warehouse. Assist with development and maintenance of weekly production reporting and analysis. Assist with product and customer profit analysis.

What you'll do:
• Monitor and review inventory transactions on a daily basis, identifying any irregularities. Provide monthly reconciliation of inventory sub-ledger to the general ledger inventory accounts.
• Review and update formulas for production items. Ensure supported and approved documentation is maintained to justify changes to costs. Update costs for weekly valuation of production transactions.
• Establish and plan the frequency of cycle counts by product or group of products for operation's staff to perform that will ensure coverage of the entire warehouse, utilizing the ABC or similar methodology that is appropriate for the business. Review results of the cycle counts, quarterly and annual physical inventory, developing metrics to understand transaction activities. Assist with interpretation of results to enhance operational processes and reliability of quantities in the system.
• Record daily production usage for the Seafood production. Adjust Seafood inventory weekly for any variances from production entries, understanding causes of variances.
• Troubleshoot any potential negative inventory transactions in support of the daily invoicing process.
• Assist with development of production reporting. Provide weekly production analysis and provide causal understanding of production variances to Operations management.
• Maintain new product setup information and assist operations on product code updates.
• Assist with monthly analysis of product and customer profit analysis.
• Make recommendations for improving effectiveness of accounting policies and procedures. Assist with Sarbanes Oxley compliance and internal control in the inventory and operations area.
• Provide support for the monthly physical inventory but drive MFM towards a cycle count controlled environment over inventory.
• Work on special projects as assigned by the Controller
About you:
• B.S., Accounting
• A minimum of three (3) years as a staff accountant, with experience in or exposure to production, purchasing, scheduling, inventory control, production control, as well as shipping, receiving, and warehousing.
• Experience working with ERP, Canopy Software
• Query tools
• Microsoft Office Programs
Pay Range - 60-80k/based salary.

The above job description is not an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.

Perks & Benefits:
• Paid Vacations, Paid Holidays
• Health, Dental and Medical Benefits
• Weekly pay
• Life Insurance
• 5% above cost for our high-quality food products
• Employee discounts for travel and events
• 401k

The Chefs' Warehouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment. We are dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce.

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