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Senior Manager, Accounting

The Save Mart Companies • Modesto, CA

Posted 2 months ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - 5 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
$95,354 - $96,354/Year
Accounting - Finance

Job Description

The Save Mart Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in California and Nevada. It is home to a number of well-known brands in food retailing. You might have seen our banners that include Save Mart, Lucky, Lucky California and Food Maxx. We also have 4 distribution centers and SMART Refrigerated Transport, a trucking firm that transports dry groceries, frozen foods, ice and novelties to all of The Save Mart Companies stores. We are a locally and family owned business, headquartered in the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas of our nation - the San Joaquin Valley.

The Modesto community is vibrant with great traditions, educational opportunities and multi-cultural lifestyles. Aside from mild weather year-round, Modesto allows for easy access to many major tourist attractions in California. To the west lies the San Francisco Bay Area (90-miles) and the Santa Cruz Beach (115-miles). To the east is the famed Gold Country "Mother Lode" (50-miles) and a little farther you can find the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, Lake Tahoe (180-miles) and Yosemite National Park (110-miles).

Some of our competitive benefits include: exceptionally generous benefits package (Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K with matching), flexible schedule options, Foodie Friday events (great eats and games!) throughout the year, Employee Connection (earn fun and valuable prizes!), Life Long Learning - Educational opportunities, Employee Association (discounted and free tuition options, contests, and support services).

We are currently recruiting for the position of


Senior Manager, Accounting

Job Summary


The Senior Manager of Accounting is responsible for the maintenance of complete and accurate financial records reflecting all operations and functions. This position provides Distribution Center department managers with the financial information needed for their respective areas of operation.
The Senior Manager of Accounting oversees the preparation of Annual and Quarterly financial plans for all areas of the warehouse. This position is responsible for generating reports and writing visual basic for applications code to produce reports, quarterly and annual projections, cost per case reports, and other financial reports. Director, Accounting.

Essential Duties and Key Accountability


  • Designs, creates, and implements the daily review of Retalix balancing methods to ensure that general ledger interfaces balance to Retalix, and that material errors are occurring in the non-interfaced warehouse (Triceps), Accounts payable (prompt), billing (ABS) and procurement (Biceps)

  • Prepares the annual plan, updates quarterly financial plans and weekly plans from the quarterly plans, including working with all department managers to meet their established goals (MBO's)

  • Designs reports and writes visual basic code as required to produce weekly, monthly and quarterly managerial reports including but not limited to: Weekly labor, progress, service level and tonnage, average/ending inventory, and backhaul reports, product loss reports, and other managerial reports

  • Institutes accounting principles, practices, and procedures to affect adequate controls to safeguard company assets

  • Reviews and analyzes P&L's, general ledger balances, and prepares variance reports with explanations and corrective actions

  • Ensures the conversion of Vacaville from IDMS to Retalix is made with adequate internal controls, management reports, and without any major accounting problem; oversees the conversion of YW from Lawson to Retalix is managed in the same way

  • Reviews and approves expense payables, purchase card statements, purchase orders, reclamation deductions, and managerial reports

  • Responds to vendor correspondence, outside audit claims, category manager requests and other special projects

  • Prepares consolidated reports for Vacaville and Roseville such as the consolidated sales and tonnage, consolidated P&L summary, consolidated progress report, consolidated service levels, consolidated excess inventories, consolidated inventory values. Prepares consolidated reports for YW also, with results reflecting $/case, excess inventory, average inventories, etc., for the entire distribution system as a whole

  • Coordinates Quarter-End process; creates standard quarter-end entries, reviews accounting entries, investigates P&L variances, and coordinates end of quarter with the accounting manager in Vacaville

  • Manages subordinates to include hiring, training, coaching, counseling, performance appraisals, discipline and termination when necessary, in conjunction with Employee Relations and Human Resources' Department policies and procedures

  • Follow all safety policies and procedures

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Location: Modesto, CA

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)


  • Ability to develop budgets and track budget expenses

  • Ability to motivate others

  • Strong proficiency in research, analyzing, reporting, attention to detail

  • Ability to effectively utilize financial management tools, information systems methodologies and techniques

  • Ability to develop and maintain performance goals of self and staff and regularly provide information to senior management

  • Ability to coach, mentor, teach and train others to achieve operational objectives including the fundamentals of accounting operations and objectives

  • Integrity in all dealings with respect for utmost confidentiality

  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills

  • Ability to perform complex analysis and problem-solve

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under tight time constraints

  • Strong attention to detail; thorough, accurate and complete

  • Knowledge of overall varied accounting policies and standards

  • Knowledge of GAAP and new regulations and guidelines relating to accounting principles


Four-year college degree or equivalent experience


Five years of related experience


Some travel is required


Reach outward or reach above shoulder, lift/carry 10 lbs. or less, push/pull 10 lbs. or less, standing, sitting, walking, climbing, crawling, squatting, kneeling, bending, handling, visual demands including close work, auditory demands including phone equipment, and ability to operate a computer

Work Environment

: Basic office environment, low noise, and moderate temperatures



  • Customer Focus

  • Leading People

  • Management Skills

  • Personal/Interpersonal Skill

Job ID: req15435
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