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JOB TITLE: Senior Accountant




The Senior Accountant is responsible for providing accurate and timely accounting support in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to various FOCUS Brands constituents.  He / she will maintain adequate internal controls and protect company assets while demonstrating the core competencies below.  


  • General ledger financial accounting which may include but is not limited to:
    • Advertising funds
    • Advertising and marketing expenses
    • Bank account reconciliations
    • Gift cards
    • Invoice and miscellaneous accruals
    • Vendor rebates
    • Escheatment
    • Customer inducements
    • Vendor, franchisee and other deposits
    • Intercompany debt and interest
  • Participation in the implementation of a new ERP system.
  • Participation in the documentation and maintenance of compliant internal controls over financial reporting consistent with Sarbanes-Oxley, Sec. 404 (SOX).
  • Participates in external audit as necessary by assisting Corporate Controller in the preparation of required schedules and supplemental information, and/or responding to inquiries of external auditors
  • Assist in implementation of Blackline, Trintech or similar account reconciliations software.
  • Assist in various special projects as needed for the VP of Accounting, Corporate Controller and other members of Finance and Accounting management and the management of the brand concepts. 


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting and four or more years of experience in accounting.
  • CPA preferred. 
  • US GAAP with emphasis in the following areas preferred: 
    • Lease accounting
    • Evaluation of goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets
    • Revenue recognition, preferably for franchisors
    • Fixed assets 
  • Experience in the design and development of internal controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley implementation.
  • “Big 4” or “Second-Tier National” public accounting experience preferred. 
  • Quick service, franchise operations, and/or hospitality industry experience a plus. 
  • Experience in systems implementation and process improvements a plus.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (advanced skills in Excel and Word) required.
  • Experience with widely-used ERP / accounting systems (Microsoft AX, PeopleSoft, SAP, Oracle, etc.) is required. 
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized.


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