Lead Accountant (Manager)

Chennai, IN

Job Description / Skills Required

Now, more than ever, the Toast team is committed to our customers. We’re taking steps to help restaurants navigate these unprecedented times with technology, resources, and community. Our focus is on building the restaurant platform that helps restaurants adapt, take control, and get back to what they do best: building the businesses they love. And because our technology is purpose-built for restaurants, by restaurant people, restaurants can trust that we’ll deliver on their needs for today while investing in experiences that will power their restaurant of the future.

Bready* to make a change? 

Toast is growing in India!  In addition to our software development team, we are building a captive Finance shared services team. The Accounting Manager will report to the Senior Accounting Manager and will provide support to the GL organization by managing the local team and supporting month-end close processes across cash, fixed assets, inventory, and OpEx accounting. This role will collaborate with the Global GL Accounting Leaders to execute their strategies and ensure consistency in Toast’s global accounting processes. We are looking for candidates with an accounting or finance degree and management experience working for a publicly traded company.

About this roll* (Responsibilities) 

  • Support the core GL team by managing the local accounting team performing daily accounting operations including month-end close responsibilities
  • Establish team goals and conduct performance reviews of accounting team members
  • Be the key point of contact for transferring responsibilities to the local accounting team
  • Perform various month-end tasks including approving journal entries, reviewing balance sheet
    reconciliations, and completing ad-hoc assignments
  • Resolve open reconciliation items and escalated issues in a timely manner
  • Run monthly and quarterly financial reports within NetSuite 
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal teams to ensure data integrity
  • Support, adhere to, and help maintain strong internal control policies and procedures
  • Identify and drive opportunities for process improvements including the automation of key responsibilities
  • Provide supporting schedules and documentation to internal and external auditors
  • Effectively use accounting knowledge to collaborate with varying levels of employees and management to drive sound business decisions
  • Support new system implementations by participating in UAT for accounting processes

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • 6+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience managing an accounting team responsible for month-end close tasks
  • Team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and confidentiality
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles (US GAAP)
  • Experience with cloud-based ERP/financial systems
  • Experience with intercompany transactions and consolidations
  • Strong problem-solving skills and work ethic

Special Sauce* (Nonessential Skills/Nice to Haves)

  • Experience with NetSuite
  • Experience with accounting/financial reporting at a SaaS company
  • Experience with Wdesk (Workiva) 
  • Previous experience creating and editing macros
  • CPA preferred

*Bread puns encouraged but not required

We are Toasters

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is Baked into our Recipe for Success.

At Toast our employees are our secret ingredient. When they are powered to succeed, Toast succeeds.

The restaurant industry is one of the most diverse industries. We embrace and are excited by this diversity, believing that only through authenticity, inclusivity, high standards of respect and trust, and leading with humility will we be able to achieve our goals.

Baking inclusive principles into our company and diversity into our design provides equitable opportunities for all and enhances our ability to be first in class in all aspects of our industry.

Bready* to make a change? Apply today!

Toast is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive hiring process. As part of this commitment, we strive to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to enable them to access the hiring process. If you need an accommodation to access the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected].