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Guayaki

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Accounting & Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

At Guayakí Yerba Mate, we're more than just a beverage company: we believe yerba mate culture allows us to "COME TO LIFE" together and is an invitation to personal, social, ecological and cultural regeneration. Market Driven Regeneration™ is Guayakí Yerba Mate’s business model that aspires to create a net positive impact in the world throughout our operations and supply web. It influences the ingredients we source and products we make, distribute, and sell in order to have a positive impact on people and the planet throughout our business.

As our team expands, we are looking for people to join us who are committed to this aspiration and believe a better world is possible. Our company culture is driven by collaboration, support and teamwork which allows us to grow together. We believe that learning from different perspectives and seeking shared solutions together is an opportunity to grow both individually and as an organization. As an international company rooted in yerba mate native to South America, our people come from different cultures and backgrounds that are welcomed and valued. We question the status quo and seek innovative solutions to help drive the global regenerative business movement. We invite individuals to join our team who embrace work as a collective and aspire to using business as a force for good.

You’ll be responsible for the overall day-to-day accounting operations and will oversee 25 accounting professionals including the Accounting, AP and AR teams. This role is hybrid, and will be required to be on-site in our Venice, CA office 2-3 times a week. You’ll report to the SVP, Corporate Finance.

How you’ll help:

  • Lead a team through the planning and execution of key accounting projects.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain financial controls, guidelines and safeguards in accordance with GAAP as required.
  • Direct all aspects of global accounting operations, overseeing all transactions related to general ledger, receivables, payables, payroll accounting and financial reporting.
  • Develop and maintain all necessary accounting policies and systems, including general ledger and financial reporting. Ensure that records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Improve the monthly close process and scope to reduce cycle time and improve efficiency.
  • Hire, train and retain skilled accounting staff with strong leadership and mentoring skills.

Here’s what you’ll provide:

  • 5+ years of managerial accounting and financial management experience with global exposure
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration
  • Experience in beverage company, manufacturing business with activity-based project costing or supply chain
  • CPA strongly preferred, not required
  • Public Accounting experience a plus
  • Demonstrated organizational agility
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize, communicate expectations and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, multi-layered global environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong skills in preparing and delivering high level formal and informal presentations to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Presents complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • A team player with a high level of self and cross-cultural awareness. Demonstrated track record of building strong and enduring relationships and teams.
  • Authentic, confident, and assertive.
  • The ability to influence and inspire through, around and with people in a fast-growing, dynamic organization.
  • Strong interest in working with a purpose-driven company.

What we offer:

The pay range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors; actual pay offered may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Sales commissions and/or variable pay plans are also offered depending on the position (ex: monthly, quarterly, annual bonuses). Additionally, we offer a competitive benefits package including top-tier benefits, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, employee life and disability, mental health benefits, paid medical leave, paid company holidays, and paid time off, as well as opportunities for career growth and advancement within our team!

Salary Range
$165,000$185,000 USD

More about who we are:

Yerba mate. We love it, we drink it, but what, exactly, is it? Guayakí Yerba Mate started in 1996 as a passion, guided by a purpose and transformed into a brand with the goal of bringing yerba mate to more people. Known to provide a smooth energy boost and improved focus, yerba mate comes from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a species of holly tree found deep in the Atlantic Rainforest of South America and naturally contains a combination of caffeine (also found in coffee), theobromine (also found in chocolate) and polyphenols (also found in green tea) offering a unique beverage experience.

Guayakí Yerba Mate offers a variety of options to meet energy and refreshment needs through a robust portfolio of ready to drink beverages and traditional loose-leaf products. Brewed with yerba mate and infused with real fruit juices and herbs, Guayaki Yerba Mate is proudly sourced with regenerative, organic and fair-trade certified ingredients.

To learn more about our impact, check out our Impact Report at: impactreport.guayaki.com

Guayakí Yerba Mate is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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