Brewery Accounting Associate ( Remote )
Company: Small Batch Standard
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Small Batch Standard is the premier financial agency built to serve
the craft brewing industry. Our team of consultants, accountants,
tax specialists and industry experts are here to help breweries
grow, profit, and thrive. We do this in order to build deep,
successful relationships with the owners and operators who make
this industry great.
We're fully remote, with both team members and clients located all
across the U.S. We've also made a commitment to running a Calm
Company (basecamp.com/books/calm) that supports work-life
integration. Here's a short introduction to our firm:
We're looking for a full-time, remote Brewery Accounting Associate
to join our specialized team. The main objective of this role is to
support the day-to-day bookkeeping, monthly close, and client
coordination activities required for our Brewery Team to operate
effectively in accordance with the SBS Core Values.
Our Core Values Are
How we work is just as important as the results that we deliver.
Everything that we do, day-in and day-out, is guided by our core
values and is embodied in our team, our process, and our
relationships with clients, partners, and the industry.
- Play The Long Game
- Embrace Technology
- Build and Trust The Process
- Act as a Team of Expert Knowledge Workers
Far from your typical corporate "values" checklist, we hire,
evaluate, and make our most important strategic decisions against
these criteria. The right fit for this role will embrace, uphold,
and contribute to forwarding these values in the work they do, and
the interaction they have with clients and team members.
We're Looking For An Individual Who
- Embraces technology and learning. Rather than someone with a
specialized skill set or a long resume of accomplishments, the
person who is the best fit for this role is, at their core, someone
who embraces new challenges, has an open mind, and is growth
oriented. Where you may lack experience, you make up for it with
determination, a willingness to learn, and the ability to
seamlessly navigate technology and processes once you have the
- Enjoys consistency and finds no task too small. As part of our
Brewery Team, you'll be working with a regular set of clients
week-in and week-out, anticipating needs and enjoying a consistent
workflow. From matching receipts to expenses, reconciling daily
sales, performing data entry, collecting documentation, following
up and coordinating with clients, you understand the importance of
every detail and embrace each aspect of this essential support role
with diligence and professionalism.
- Works independently and enjoys being a part of a high
performance team. You'll be a key member of the "ship's crew,"
rowing the team forward to our standard set of deliverables
required for each client while also navigating issues and potential
roadblocks as you do. It's all about time management, routines,
organization and the ability to communicate effectively with our
clients and their team, as well as our Accountants, Tax
Specialists, and Consultants. You take ownership in what you do,
deliver on your commitments independently, but are also an
enthusiastic participant in our team dynamic.
This role will report to Brewery Team Lead and is accountable for
fulfilling the following responsibilities:
- Support accounting service delivery for our brewery clients. In
the primary function of this role, you'll work hand-in-hand with
our Brewery Accountants to ensure their clients' books are up to
date, reconciled, and closed each month. Because running a brewery
requires a complex set of sales, manufacturing, and general
business transactions, this process requires both a basic
accounting proficiency, as well as a comfort with process and
technology. Additionally, you'll support the annual tax return
filing process, quarterly and monthly consulting delivery, and
overall communication with our clients. The end goal is to deliver
accurate, timely outsourced accounting to our clients to enable
them to run their businesses effectively.
- Own your scorecard and rock projects. We run our business on
EOS and Shape Up and use those frameworks to set monthly objectives
(the Scorecard) and longer-term strategic projects (the Rocks) both
at the team and individual level in order to make progress towards
the firm's annual goals and overall vision. You'll be responsible
for ensuring you're meeting your targets and completing
- Participate and contribute to the overall success of our team.
Each week the team meets (both over Zoom and asynchronously) to
share wins, progress, and knowledge, as well as identify and solve
issues. This occurs at multiple levels: as a company, as an
operations team, as an accounting team, and individually both with
your manager and peers. Your full participation in this process in
critical order to problem solve, develop both individual and group
knowledge and skill, and ensure that we are operating as a cohesive
unit to achieve our ultimate mission.
- Participate in ongoing process improvement. Each week we work
not only to serve our clients, but also to improve the process of
how we conduct that work. Every member of our team is expected to
be on the lookout and vocal about issues, inefficiencies, and
opportunities for improvement. You'll work both internally and with
clients to contribute to that ethic and continuously improve our
In order for this role to operate effectively, the following basic
requirements must be met:
- Previous experience as an Office Manager, Accounting
Associate/Assistant, Bookkeeper or similar role with exposure to
bookkeeping, AP/AR, basic accounting and monthly
- Familiarity with QuickBooks Online and Bill.com or other
similar accounting software platforms.
- Have rock solid proficiency with the full Google Suite of
- Have crystal clear professional written and verbal
communication skills with the ability to work with clients,
partners, vendors, and internal team members alike.
- Have rock solid proficiency with QuickBooks and the full Google
Suite of products.
- Have exacting organizational standards and a calm and friendly,
yet persistent follow-up focus in order to ensure things get done
- Have a demonstrated ability to rapidly adapt to new
technologies and software, as well as learn independently as needs
- Available and responsive during normal business hours (9am-5pm
Eastern Time, Monday-Friday).
- Have a strong, consistent internet connection and a work
environment conducive to video calls.
Preferred, But Not Required Qualifications Include
- Direct previous experience in AR/AP, general ledger accounting
and reconciliation of books in a remote environment
- Experience and/or knowledge of the craft brewing industry and
- Sales or customer service experience directly interacting with
clients or customers.
- Experience with the following platforms and their integrations:
Bill.com, Ekos, Square, Toast, Gusto, Paychex, ADP, Eventbrite,
- Experience using Podio or similar remote project management
tools (e.g. Trello, Asana, Wrike, Smartsheet, etc.).
Beyond the basics, the individual best fit for this role will need
to be consistently motivated, engaged, curious, and able to
exemplify the core values of the firm, while executing the
objectives of the position with speed, precision, and
If the position, culture, values, and mission at Small Batch
Standard sound like they're the right fit for you, please apply
Employment Type: Full Time
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