Accounting Manager

Carlsbad, CA


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Job Description

Job description


Hop on Board!  Islands is growing and we are excited to add an Accounting Manager to our team!

We are hiring for an Accounting Manager to lead the Accounting Department at our corporate office in Carlsbad!  We are a fun company made up of very cool people (at least we think so!).  Check out our company at!

At Islands we value everyone’s special talents, and we strive to help our people make the most of their abilities in the pursuit of their career goals. Islands values its accounting team and is looking for the right person to lead accounting as we grow!  The Accounting Manager is responsible for all aspects of the company’s Accounting Department which includes compiling, reviewing, auditing, reporting and reconciling various daily, weekly and monthly general ledger accounts, financial statements and reports. Come and help make Islands famous as a great place to work!

Islands opened its first store back in 1982 with the goal of providing our guests with quality food in a comfortable and entertaining atmosphere with fast and friendly service. Teamwork and Respect for others are two of the cornerstones of our concept.  In the 30 years since then, these few simple ideas have proven to be the core of our continued success.  By staying focused on these original goals, Islands reputation and number of stores have grown steadily.  Islands is a privately held company that currently operates 54 units in 4 states.





Desired Skills and Experience

Here is the ideal candidate:

  • Lead a staff of up to 7 accounting and accounts payable personnel and oversee functions such as sales reporting, cost allocations, cash reconciliations, inventory analysis, fixed assets and payables.
  • Manage period financial close, which includes the preparation, review and approval of various accounting general journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Provide direction and oversight of work performed by Accounting Department and Accounts Payable personnel.
  • Assist with the annual financial statement audit by providing various account reconciliations and account analyses as requested by the external auditors.
  • Manage sales and use tax and property tax compliance and reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.  Maintenance, communication, and implementation of operating policies and procedures.
  • Lead and support staff including: recruitment, selection, training, development, measuring/appraising/rewarding performance, and retention.
  • Educate team members and foster commitment toward contributing to organizational goals.
  • Ad-hoc projects on an as-needed basis.