Sr. Accountant at Upside Foods
Berkeley, CA, US

About us

At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed, and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious! We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world.

About this job

The Senior Accountant is responsible for managing the accounts payable cycles as well as being a key member in the close process. The Senior Accountant will work closely with the Accounting Manager to build out the internal Accounting function and to implement best-in-class systems and processes.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable operating in a dynamic environment that changes quickly.

Duties include

  • Manage weekly Accounts Payable cycles 
  • Owning the vendor onboarding and maintenance process 
  • Serve as liaison between Operations and Accounting
  • Review purchase orders and invoices for complex account classifications, approvals, and supporting documentation and resolve any issues in documentation and contractual requirements with the appropriate department
  • Prepare journal entries including inventory adjustments, reserves, cost of goods sold
  • Record inventory transactions, including inventory adjustments for deployment, assembly builds, physical inventory, damages, returns, and in transit
  • Oversee fixed assets capitalization and depreciation
  • Be a vital member of the accounting team responsible for executing the close process, including ownership of specific balance sheet accounts, preparation of journal entries, completion of account reconciliations, and resolution of discrepancies
  • Review general ledger coding to ensure expenses are accurately recorded by account and department in the correct accounting period
  • Responsible for preparing financial statements and performing fluctuation analyses of the balance sheet and P&L
  • Support the annual audit, including preparation of audit schedules and financial statements
  • Assist in compliance with statutory reporting filings and fulfill compliance requests
  • Assist with technical accounting research and memos
  • Assist with internal controls, policies, procedures, and scalability improvements including documentation of the control environment

About you

  • 3+ years of experience across Big 4 audit and corporate accounting environments
  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA license preferred
  • Strong Excel skills and adaptability to new technology and tools
  • Inventory and cost accounting experience is preferred
  • Technical knowledge of GAAP / IFRS / SEC accounting and reporting requirements preferred
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and reconciliation skills
  • Meaningful experience participating in month-end closing activities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management and client service skills
  • Confidence and curiosity to take on new learning experiences
  • Inherently a self-starter, taking on new initiatives without being asked to do so
  • A “can do” attitude


UPSIDE Foods is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.