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Senior Accountant

| Chicago

Who We Are:

We believe a workplace food program is something employees should love and look forward to every day. Powered by technology and a network of over 2,000 restaurants, Fooda feeds hungry people at work through our ongoing food programs located within companies and office buildings. Every day, each Fooda location is served by different restaurants that come onsite and serve fresh lunch from their chef’s unique menus. Fooda operates in 20 major US cities and plans to continue its expansion across the United States and internationally. Eight out of ten employees believe Fooda is one of their company’s top perks.

Who We Are Looking For:

Fooda is adding a Senior Accountant to our growing Finance and Accounting Team. The ideal candidate for this position is a great analytical problem solver, a clear communicator, and has 5+ years of professional experience between public and private firms. The Senior Accountant is super organized, possesses technical accounting and reporting skills, and has experience working in a high growth environment. This person will build upon and improve current processes in order to streamline and implement new systems and controls. Candidates must demonstrate high energy and passion for their work, and want to be challenged every day.

What You Will Be Doing:

The Fooda Finance and Accounting Team members all wear lots of different hats and we'll expect whoever joins our team to do the same. Roles and responsibilities will include, but won't be limited to, the following:

  • Participate in monthly close including preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations as well as consolidation and reporting
  • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reporting
  • Be responsible for audit requests such as balance sheet reconciliations and addressing follow-up questions
  • Provide advice and assistance to Controller in analyzing and interpreting financial data and reports
  • Assist in improving the accounting and financial reporting function by evaluating processes and implementing changes
  • Research, upgrade and document internal controls, procedures and policies
  • Identify and analyze accounting issues by performing technical accounting research to address complex accounting matters and reporting
  • Assist the Controller and Accounting Manager with income taxes and local regulatory filings at the county, city and state level
  • Collaborate with FP&A team on monthly financial variance analysis
  • Complete and support special projects aimed at improving our operational efficiency and reporting

What You Should Already Have:

  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Accounting 
  • Public accounting experience a plus
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel
  • Experience using NetSuite strongly preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have a strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Ability to generate new ideas and think independently; strong research and analysis skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently 
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and maintain confidential/sensitive information

What We’ll Hook You Up With:

  • Competitive market salary and stock options based on experience
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • 401k retirement plan with Company match
  • Paid maternity and parental leave benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-issued laptop
  • Daily subsidized lunch program (ours!) and free food and beverages in the office
  • A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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Our office is a convenient 6 minute walk from Ogilvie and Union train stations and a 3 minute walk from the Washington/Wells Brown line stop.

An Insider's view of Fooda

What’s the vibe like in the office?

In one word, I would say the vibe in our office is 'Hungry'. Hungry because every person in here is driven to grow this company as quickly and effectively as possible, and you can feel that energy when you walk in the door. Hungry also because there is food everywhere all the time.


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What projects are you most excited about?

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Senior Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Within the engineering department at Fooda, there are two career tracks - technical and management. On the technical track you'll learn how to solve challenging computer science problems. On the management track you'll learn how to lead a team of people. Engineering managers at Fooda do a great job guiding you down whichever path you choose.


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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We set annual goals for the company and measure ourselves against them. With this as the guide, we expect our teams to identify and advocate for ideas that get us there. I can point to ideas from teams all over the company - technology, sales, account management - that became an impactful part of our business strategy or technology platform.


Chief Product Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I joined Fooda, my goal was to memorize all of our 100+ partners. Five years later, I’m managing a team of 6 people and we manage the daily operations for 100+ events per day! I’m so grateful that in such a short time I've been able to grow personally and professionally with Fooda. My mantra – the work doesn’t get easier, you just get better!


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What are Fooda Perks + Benefits

Fooda Benefits Overview

A few things Fooda will hook you up with:
- Competitive market salary and stock options based on experience
- Comprehensive health, dental and vision plans
- 401k matching and flexible spending account
- Paid maternity and parental leave benefits
- Flexible spending accounts
- Laptop and peripherals of your choice
- Daily subsidized lunch program (ours!) and free food and beverages in the office
- A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
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