Kettle Cuisine

Senior Accountant

  • Location:   Lynn, MA
  • Position Type:   FT


Within the Kettle Cuisine shared services model, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for overhead management across Kettle Cuisine entities, which operate on a variety of ERP systems. The Senior Accountant is a key member of the Finance team focusing on monthly closing and reporting responsibilities which will include, but are not limited to, working with other members of the Accounting and FP&A teams, as well as with Sales, Operations, and the CFO, preparing management reporting, and performing general ledger reconciliations. The Senior Accountant will report to and work closely with the Corporate Controller.


o Overhead management – Ensure that department managers are provided with timely and accurate information to manage their costs. Run the monthly overhead reviews. Work with department managers to spot issues and identify opportunities for improvement.

o Process Improvements - Map processes and develop process improvements to provide more timely, accurate & relevant information with enhanced visibility such that senior managers can take corrective action more quickly.

o Annual Budget – Lead the annual budgeting process for overhead spend across the business o Tax – Assists Controller on tax compliance, working with third parties as appropriate. Take the lead on specific elements, as agreed with Corporate Controller.

o Month/Quarter/Year-End Close Process – With a focus on overhead accounts, maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting reconciling transactions and resolve discrepancies. Analyze, reconcile and update balance sheet accounts as appropriate.

o Weekly P&L – Assist in the production and automation of the monthly weekly P&L, providing analysis and insights o Annual Audit – Work with Corporate Controller to maintain and strengthen financial controls.

o Other – Lead and contribute to other initiatives, within and beyond Finance LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY

• Works under general supervision.

Makes decisions within clearly prescribed areas referring matters that fall outside that area to others. • Recommends actions and alternatives to supervisor and others.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES • Cross-trains other employees and answers questions from co-workers, but is not responsible for performance management.

SKILL REQUIRED: *These must reflect the minimum for consideration for the role

o Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience o Financial and business acumen; knowledge of U.S. GAAP

o Strong Excel skills, including V-lookups, filtering, and pivot tables

o Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact and communicate effectively with employees at all levels o Bachelor’s degree with business related concentration, finance or accounting preferred

o Not required but a plus:

o Experience explaining financial results to non-Finance managers

o Prior experience in manufacturing environment

o Experience with any or all of the following: SQL, Great Plains, Enterprise 21, Ross (Aptean) o Experience with tax compliance

o CPA designation


• Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward / problem-solving skills

• Able to work from home independently given continued COVID restrictions and communicate in a clear and concise fashion

• Attention to detail, well organized, and able to juggle many projects at once

• Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments • Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team

CORE VALUES Kettle Cuisine takes the utmost pride in its people, products and reputation. Each employee is expected to understand and live our Core Values every day.  Honor Food – We create and produce the best tasting, safest, all natural recipes that strive for perfection in every batch, from bench to kettle  Honor Each Other – We seek to develop trusting, respectful and mutually rewarding relationships with all our team members and business partners  Honor Development – We recognize and nurture each other’s talents, strengths and interests in order to further strengthen and grow our team  Honor Innovation – We continually strive for creative and sustainable ways to achieve excellence

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Senior Accountant encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Physical Demands/Efforts • Work requires little or no physical exertion. Mental & Visual Demands • Work performed by this position requires considerable mental concentration to effectively execute complex tasks.

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