Senior Accountant - Store Development

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at sweetgreen
Culver City, CA

About sweetgreen:

sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our 4,000 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we’re committed to leaving people better than we found them. We’re in the business of feeding people, and we’re out to change what that means.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the fixed asset register
    1. Ensure proper recording of fixed asset purchases and disposals
    2. Perform calculation of depreciation and record in the general ledger
    3. Record period end journal entries and perform balance sheet reconciliations
    4. Reconcile the fixed asset register to the general ledger 
  • Responsible for lease accounting and administration
    1. Set up and maintain all deferred rent schedules for leases
    2. Track lease possession dates for timely GAAP rent recognition
    3. Set up and maintain amortization schedules of lease acquisition costs
    4. Record appropriate journal entries to ensure agreement with landlord statements and deferred rent schedules 
  • Responsible for continuous process improvement and information reporting to cross functional partners
  • Create and maintain procedural documentation and training materials
  • Assist in the monthly close process, performing all rent and fixed asset related tasks and reconciliations
  • Assist with ad-hoc analysis and periodic reporting

 Qualifications and Experience: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Proficiency with Excel and its functions
  • Ability to pick up computer programs quickly
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Works well with a team and across departments/functions
  • Willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done in a deadline driven profession
  • 4-6 years of accounting experience, preferably with restaurant or other multi-unit industries
  • Previous experience with fixed asset and lease accounting including reconciliations
  • Previous experience successfully handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Prior experience with full ERP accounting system and a focus on general ledger accounting a plus

What you'll get:

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance 
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife!

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.


  • 401k Matching

    We'll match 50% of your contribution up to 3%.

  • 5 Months Paid Family Leave

    We believe in fully supporting new parents.

  • Free Greens

    Get your fill of sweetgreen with a weekly stipend.

  • Dog-Friendly Office

    Your four-legged friends are welcome!

  • Unlimited Vacation

    Take time to recharge with uncapped paid time off.

  • Office Snacks Galore

    We’ll say it, our snack game is on point.

  • Community Impact Hours

    Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.

  • Work-Life Balance

    Do what you love on *and* off the clock.

  • Career Development

    We offer training and support for career advancement.


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