Vice President of Accounting

Denver, Colorado
Jun 20, 2024
Jun 26, 2024
Work Mode
Hybrid, Remote
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type
Job Description
Our Snooze story

At Snooze, we do breakfast but different. From Benedicts to Bloodys, to whatever you re feeling at the moment, we re always looking to turn your experience upside down and on its side. With every meal we serve, we re dedicated to bettering both the communities we live in and the planet we live on. With over $750k given back to our communities, 90% clean and responsibly sourced ingredients on our menu, and 70% waste diverted from landfills, you can start your day knowing you re responsible for making the world a bit brighter. We are not just committed to our communities and our planet, we are equally committed to our people, or Snoozers as we call them! From the first step you take in our restaurants, we are committed to creating a safe, warm, welcoming, and transformative employment experience that allows you to bring out your best each and every day! We are an eclectic group of people from all walks of life and ultimately, we know that the same goes for our people as it does for our pancakes: they are so much better with passion, purpose, and pride! Will you join us?

What does your role bring to the table?

The Vice President: Accounting and Controller plays a significant role in the future of Snooze! This role reports to the Chief Financial Officer and will protect and grow the amazing Snooze culture by leading both the Payroll and Accounting Teams with daily, monthly, and annual financial requirements and compliance, in addition to leading various projects to help improve the existing processes and procedures. Responsibilities include managing the annual audit, reviewing and preparing account reconciliations, researching technical accounting issues, and improving general accounting activities. This role will prepare the Snooze accounting team for future growth, scalability, and alternative financial structures. This position will also be responsible for maintaining great relationships with all our restaurant teams, taste-testing delicious breakfast, and having fun!

The Position specifics!

Taking on the role of Vice President: Accounting and Controller isn t just about bacon and pancakes. The responsibilities of this position include:

Accounting responsibilities

  • Ensuring internal and audited financial statements properly reflect compliance with GAAP and stay current with changes in accounting pronouncements and all required compliance
  • Oversee all accounting operations including billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, and payroll.
  • Responsible for timeliness of the period-end close process including balance sheet reconciliation review, as well as performing variance analysis and presenting to the senior leadership at close meetings
  • Maintaining a high level of integrity and accuracy of the financial statements
  • Evaluating and update current processes and procedures to ensure team thrives in a high-growth environment
  • Reviewing and maintaining internal controls with an understanding of any gaps to SOX compliance
  • Manage the annual external audit process and oversee all audit activities
  • Leading potential due diligence process or initial public offering preparation
  • Participating in insurance renewals for health, property, general liability and workers compensation ensuring proper plan design and monitoring economic impact
  • Managing and assisting with, the day-to-day accounting transactions, including preparation and posting of certain journal entries and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
  • Mentoring and developing direct reports on the accounting team, including training and giving work direction, as well as supporting other indirect reports
  • Ensuring the timely and successful completion of the company's tax filings with external preparer as well as preparation of the annual income tax provision
  • Manage the treasury function, including cash forecasting, covenant reporting and relationships with bank partners
  • Partnering with the FP&A department on annual planning processes and period budget updates
  • Coordinating the business and license registration for new jurisdictions
  • Oversee the implementation and management of financial systems and software.
  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of data in financial systems.

Payroll Responsibilities

  • Overseeing and ensuring the accuracy of three weekly payroll cycles
  • Mentoring and developing 1 direct report on the payroll team, including training and giving work direction, as well as supporting multiple indirect reports
  • Manage the communication and cross-function between payroll and accounting
  • Collaborating with the People Team on compliance with laws, as well as existing and potential benefit offerings and pay structures
  • Ensuring the timely and successful completion of the quarterly tax filings and W-2 processing by external preparer
  • Coordinating the business registration for new jurisdictions in line with company growth
  • Continuously look for ways to automate and streamline payroll functions

Strategic Leadership Responsibilities

  • Coaches, develops, leads, inspires, and motivates direct reports and manages the workflow of the Payroll and Accounting Team
  • Developing and communicating a strategic vision for the department as the company grows
  • Build and maintain cross- functional relationships with other department leaders in both the restaurant support office and in the restaurants
  • Spearheading other tasks and duties as assigned to meet Snooze s business and operational needs

Is this role the right fit for you?

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks based on heavy workload
  • Value accountability and efficiency
  • Detail-oriented and a problem-solver
  • Sets priorities and meets deadlines consistently
  • Proficient in all Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and technical accounting skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and inspire high-level leaders by mentoring, teaching, and utilizing development resources to encourage continued growth
  • Ability to operate with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to have fun, dance, and laugh under/during stressful situations in a high-growth environment (yes, seriously)

Let s talk prerequisites! (Education, credentials, and experience)

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • 10+ years of related experience in progressively responsible accounting roles, including a combination of public and industry-specific required
  • 3+ years managing a payroll department of a multi- state organization required
  • 5+ years of leadership experience, including leading a team of multi-discipline direct reports required
  • CPA License required; CMA would be considered
  • Previous merger and acquisition experience and/or public company experience is required
  • Extensive understanding of GAAP, including issues relevant to the restaurant industry, SOX compliance requirements, and experience/proficiency in researching technical accounting issues preferred
  • Bachelor s or Master s degree in accounting, finance or other related field preferred
  • Relevant restaurant industry experience preferred
  • Multi-state and multi-unit experience preferred

Let s get physical! (additional requirements)

  • Must have the stamina to work 45 to 55 hours per week
  • Minimal travel required
  • Home base is in Denver, CO at the Snooze Mothership (flexible and remote work schedule optional)

The Nitty Gritty Details

Denver area base salary range: $190,000-$220,000 (bonus and equity eligible)

The base salary range above represents the low and high end of the Snooze salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Snooze s total compensation package for employees.