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Accountant, Sr


Location: Brea HQ 

Exemption: Exempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

Ensures the integrity of Company's General Ledger and Financial Statements by recording, verifying, consolidating and entering transactions in accordance with company policy and accounting principles.   Actively assesses opportunities to continually enhance the close to report process, including systems-based improvements and procedural updates to build on making the close to report process more efficient and transparent. Ability to work in fast-paced environment with competing priorities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform accounting functions requiring thorough knowledge of general accounting principles and practices to ensure the integrity of Company's international subsidiaries’ general ledger. 
  • Support intercompany routine and non-routine transactions between US to International subsidiaries including Canada, Mexico & Singapore.
  • Provide support to department/finance leaders and other accountants within the department.  Assist with resolving issues and serve as a resource to the team and others in Manager's absence.  
  • Reconcile and analyze various general ledger accounts. Prepare any adjusting journal entries.
  • Prepare and assist in external audit, tax reporting and other regulatory requirements. 
  • Document policies, procedures, and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility. Resolve issues and serve as a resource for accounting procedures and policies.
  • Collaborate and contribute to department and company strategic initiatives as assigned. 
  • Review department financial statements (as assigned) for accuracy and provide commentary for variances exceeding expectations. Where necessary, resolve discrepancies and prepare journal entries.  


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or similar field.
  • 3+ years accounting experience.
  • International consolidations and intercompany transactions experience preferred.
  • FX experience highly preferred.
  • Manufacturing and cost accounting experience is a plus.
  • Prior audit experience is a plus.
  • Prior JD Edwards/Oracle, Adaptive Insights, and Micro Strategies experience is desirable.
  • Ability to travel 5%.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of general accounting principle and practices.  
  • Effective, professional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner.  
  • Detail-oriented with ability to multi-task and perform tasks consistently and accurately.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and Word.  
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and organizational skills to ensure the integrity and quality of work deliverables.  

Why join us:

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Salary Base Range of $78000– $112000 for Employees Located in California*

*The “base salary range” provided above is a good faith estimate of what we expect to pay for this position.   The range provided is for California-based employees as Ventura Foods is required by California State Law to post pay rates.  Ventura Foods reserves the right to pay outside of the given range based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: candidate skills and experience, complexity of the job, budgetary factors, and location/geography.  Ventura Foods conducts regular reviews of compensation ranges and therefore reserves the right to alter this range at any given time. 


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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