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STAFF ACCOUNTANT in Chicago, IL at Wow Bao

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

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Job Description

WOW BAO is hiring a STAFF ACCOUNTANT with a "start up company mentality" for our team!  


Recognized as one of the Top 100 Restaurants by for seven straight years, Wow Bao is an innovative restaurant concept that operates in the high-growth Asian fast casual segment. Headquartered in Chicago, Wow Bao’s menu focuses on hot Asian steamed buns, potstickers, fresh made salads and rice & noodle bowls.  The core product is the steamed bun, or “bao”, which come with either savory or sweet fillings. 

Wow Bao has received numerous awards and has been recognized by The Food Channel, Gourmet Magazine, Nation’s Restaurant News, Esquire Magazine, and Forbes Magazine. The on-trend concept of Wow Bao comes from its innovative, delicious food, coupled with a caring, “people first” culture. This competitive advantage translates into a fun and upbeat guest experience. 


Availability Needed: Office Hours

Job Requirements

Responsible to generate financial statements and maintain general edger for assigned corporate entities.  This position will be heavily involved in setting up our Accounting procedures and configuring Accounting Software. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Other duties will be assigned as needed)

Must be willing and able to do the following:

  • Prepare journal entries and post to General Ledger
  • Submit final statement for approval to meet established deadline
  • Review income statement and analyze variances to budget with teams
  • Joint creation of accounting processes/procedures
  • Key role in developing/configuring new accounting software
  • Review Balance Sheet and verify reasonableness of account balances
  • Update Balance Sheet for current period activity
  • Provide adequate backup to justify account balances
  • Proof of Cash for each assigned bank account
  • Generate and obtain reports to prepare Income Statements on PC
  • Prepare and file State and City Sales Tax Returns
  • Mail financial statements to external auditor and bank officials
  • Assist store Managers and Office Managers on related accounting issues
  • Special projects as requested by supervisors
  • Create multi-unit P&L budgets, and review for accuracy and completeness
  • Meet with store managers to review budget by line item and make necessary changes if requested
  • Prepare summary recaps and cost of goods graphs on PC
  • Timely and detailed analysis and additional reconciliation of Balance Sheets to Income Statement
  • Provide workpapers and backup to external auditors for yearly financial statement audit
  • Provide timely explanation of questions posed by external auditors
  • Communicate cordially, effectively and clearly with all employees, managers, partners, corporate staff and coworkers
  • Communicate in English in order to comprehend and perform/follow job requirements in written and spoken direction
  • Perform more than one task at a time
  • Maintain a positive pleasant, attitude every shift
  • Accept direction and constructive criticism from management
  • Perform calmly and effectively in an extremely busy and stressful work environment

 GENERAL RULES Must be willing and able to do the following:

  • Get along with others and be a team player
  • Follow all uniform and appearance guidelines as befitting the image for the position and the Corporate Office
  • Be available to work a variety of days and shifts, including weekends and increased work schedules
  • Work in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levels
  • Lift and move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Refrain from smoking for the duration of the shift
  • Arrive to work on time and in ready to work condition
  • Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • May not work under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drugs
  • May not resort to any type of violence, discriminatory or harassing behavior
  • Must successfully pass a drug and alcohol test within 90 days of hire date, where applicable

Failure to abide by these and any other conditions of employment of the company set forth elsewhere can subject an employee to disciplinary action up to and including termination.



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