Senior GL Accountant

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Your Role:

The General Ledger. It’s the central nervous system of accounting where all the numbers come together and balance out in beautiful harmony. As the Senior GL Accountant, you’re the gatekeeper of those numbers. You organize, synthesize, and prioritize those numbers and reporting processes so that you can simultaneously speak to the minutiae and see the big picture without missing a beat. In other words, you’re the first stop and the last stop whenever there’s a number that’s out of place, and you’re the kind of person who won’t stop until everything can be accounted for.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of accounting, your primary responsibility will be supporting the company’s General Ledger accounting processes and procedures, contributing to the timely completion of our period close, account reconciliations, and financial reporting requirements. As a relatively new public company, we have critical deadlines that must be met, which is why your time management and prioritization skills need to be as sharp as a chicken’s talon.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support accounting period close in accordance with US GAAP for areas of functional responsibility which may include preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, analysis, and assistance with internal control and process documentation.
  • Assist with systems and process enhancements including financial lender managed services, ERP, financial close, etc.
  • Collaborate and partner with internal stakeholders and external resources
  • Work closely with AR/AP to provide CAPEX and coding guidance in addition to processes and procedural improvements, where necessary, to maximize efficiency of the accounting department.
  • Own the fixed assets and lease processes for the company while identifying areas of improvement
  • Support external audit requirements including preparation of audit schedules
  • Participate in SOX 404 maintaining and enhancing internal controls, policies and procedures and the related documentation and compliance.
  • Engage with your leader and peers to make recommendations on process improvements through structured problem solving and data analysis
  • Become an expert in our systems and tools, leveraging them to efficiently do your work
  • Drive improvements to the internal accounting processes through automation and perform other duties as assigned.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Accounting, Finance or related field
  • CPA certification a plus
  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience is required (combination of private and public experience preferred), CPG or retail a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of U.S. GAAP and other areas related to financial reporting required
  • Excellent analytical, creative problem solving, organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that support effective communication cross functionally – you can break down complex financials in a way that all levels of crew understand
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required (must be proficient with vlookups & conditional statements, pivot tables, data analysis, data visualization, what-if-analysis)
  • Ability to travel 10% annually for company onboarding trips, team offsites and other business needs
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day.
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations.

What We Bring to the Table:

  • A fast-paced, energetic, remote environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few).
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1.
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts.
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town.
  • Professional development opportunities and an amazing team dedicated to your growth.

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!

In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.

To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender and gender identity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .