Senior Accountant at Imperfect Produce
San Francisco, CA, US
About Imperfect
Imperfect is a produce delivery startup on a mission to reduce food waste and to make fresh produce more affordable, accessible, and convenient. We source produce directly from farms, which would otherwise go to waste, and deliver it to customers' doors for an average of 30% less than grocery store prices. Since our start in 2015, our customers have saved millions of pounds of produce from going to waste.
Imperfect is more than just a produce box! In everything we do, we bring an appetite, lead with heart, embrace imperfection, and work to grow the movement. We aim to cultivate sustainable environments everywhere we go–whether in the office, warehouse, or field. By working at Imperfect, you’re helping build a more sustainable and effective food system. You’re helping fight food waste. You’re ensuring farmers are rewarded for their full harvest. You’re improving access to healthy food in food deserts. With each curvy cucumber and misshapen potato, you’re helping shape our world for the better.
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations in each of our cities: the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Austin and Baltimore.
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
About the Role:
We're looking for a rockstar accountant who loves solving problems, digging into the details, and well... is not the typical bean-counter. The ideal candidate is someone who is always on a quest to learn more and believes there is always room for improvement. As a start-up, we are currently developing processes and controls, so we want to hear your ideas and strongly believe that everyone has a voice.


    • Assist the Controller with month-end close, including process improvements, ensuring we meet month-end close deadlines, and booking month-end adjustments/journal entries
    • Participate in preparation of monthly financial reporting package and budget-to-actual variance analysis
    • Responsible for reconciling all balance sheet accounts and revenue to cash
    • Record all blank or cash transactions daily
    • Invoice wholesale customers for licensing fee(s) monthly
    • Review open PO's monthly for Inventory/COGS accrual
    • Support the Controller in valuation of inventory, in addition to inventory adjustments and researching any unusual inventory adjustments
    • Work with Accounts Payable to ensure GL coding on invoices are appropriate and book any re-classes
    • Work with Operations on ensuring inventory cycle counts are accurate
    • Assist the Controller in building out and implementing capitalization policy
    • Actively involved in ERP implementation
    • Provide supporting documents to external auditors during annual financial statement audits

Skills and Qualifications:

    • 3 - 5+ years of accounting experience (Big 4 accounting firm experience required; a combination of Big 4 and industry experience preferred)
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance
    • Knowledge of GAAP, regulatory standards, and compliance requirements
    • Experience in retail/e-commerce industry preferred
    • Proficient in various financial systems, such as QBO, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and/or Oracle
    • Experience with ERP implementation(s) is a plus
    • Proficient in 10-key and Microsoft Excel

About You:

    • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, verbal, listening, and written communication skills
    • Strong organizational and time-management skills
    • Demonstrates an ability to meet deadlines
    • Eagerness to learn
    • Enjoys wearing many hats and working in a fast-paced startup environment
    • Passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all

Details of the Position:

    • Full-time exempt position reporting to the Controller
    • Position is based out of our San Francisco headquarters in the Bayview
    • Salary and stock options commensurate with experience
    • Competitive benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, 401k, and a free weekly Imperfect box!

Physical Requirements:

    • Sedentary work; predominantly involves sitting most of the time
    • Standing desks and/or other ergonomic accommodations are available upon request
    • Walking, climbing stairs, and standing are required only occasionally
    • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses and screens
    • Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets also required
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.