Responsibilities & Duties:

Higher Grounds is a mission-based business built around the idea that high-quality coffee is sustainable only through a human-centric approach by making coffee production beneficial for farmers, their communities and everyone involved in the supply chain.

The Higher Grounds Accountant is responsible for overseeing daily cash flow, maintaining financial records, and preparing monthly reporting and forecasting. Job duties include working closely with leadership and financial consultants to create and analyze financial procedures to guide company decision-making.

General Duties include:

  • Oversee deposits and report on deposits/cashflow
  • Accounts Receivable / prepare invoices, maintain customer records
  • Accounts Payable / pay bills and maintain vendor records
  • Support department heads with inventory management and purchasing decisions
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts including cash and credit cards, and review for accuracy
  • Run weekly and monthly financial indicator reports and submit to leadership
  • Assist in ensuring profitability through the diligent monitoring of pricing, COGS, and department budgets
  • Assist with budgeting and forecasting processes
  • File prior year documents (i.e. 1099s) and prepare for current year filing
  • Assist outside accountants as needed to prepare tax documents

Competencies:

  • Financial Management
  • Results Driven
  • Bias Towards Action
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Thoroughness

Qualifications:

  • An interest in speciality coffee and a human-centric approach preferred
  • Enthusiastic supporter of social justice and environmental sustainability
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent on the job experience
  • Prefer candidate that has completed additional CPE courses in the financial field
  • High level Quickbooks proficiency
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proactive cash management planning skills
  • Adaptable and flexible; able to shift gears from daily work and address timely/urgent concerns
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced work environment
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Able to complete tasks accurately and timely with minimal supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Thrives in a collaborative, team player office environment
  • Ability to interface well with staff and external contacts
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality

 Work Environment:

This role is in an office environment but also requires movement throughout a production space and cafe/service area.. Position requires minimal lifting of up to 10 pounds.

Other Duties:  

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.