Staff Accountant, CPA

Berry People LLC - Hollister, CA


About Berry People:
Berry People is a year-round, full-line shipper of organic and conventional berries and avocados, and owner of the Berry People® and Avo People® brands. Headquartered in Hollister, California, the company’s ownership and key alliance partners hold important production assets in California, Mexico, Chile, and Peru. Berry People operates with a strong company ethos along its entire supply chain that emphasizes complementarity, stewardship, and empathy.

As Staff Accountant/CPA you will be responsible for the company’s fiscal and financial accounting functions, working alongside the managerial accounting staff to ensure all transaction and other business activity is recorded, verified, consolidated, and entered correctly. You will also establish and maintain US GAAP policies and procedures, facilitate internal and external audits, ensure the integrity of accounting systems and processes, and provide financial and fiscal analysis and reporting as required. With the company’s international ownership and dynamic industry and financial institution relationships, the Staff Accountant/CPA will have a great deal of immediate responsibility, as well plenty of opportunity for professional growth within the company.


  • Establish & Maintain US GAAP Policies and Procedures
  • Establish Internal Controls
  • Chart of Accounts Maintenance & Control
  • Research & Resolution of Accounting Issues
  • Compilation, Analysis, and Presentation of Financial Statements
  • Report on Operational & Financial Key Performance Indicators
  • Review Reports for Variances, Trends, & Financial Position
  • Facilitate Internal & External Audits
  • Regulatory/Financial Reporting
  • Advise Company on Technical Accounting Issues and Compliance
  • Research & Reconcile Discrepancies, Audit and Verify Documents
  • Period-End Close Process Management
  • Establish & Manage Company Filing & Record Keeping (Virtual & Physical)
  • Reconciliation of Bank Accounts, Credit Lines, & Loan Payments
  • Manage Integrity of Accounting and Transaction Software Systems & Processes
  • Tax Compliance (Domestic & International)
  • Oversee Journal Entries (Standard, Recurring, & Adjusting)
  • Audit Administrative and Operational Accounting Processes
  • Payroll Administration

Skills & Abilities:

  • Expert level Excel for Accounting and Financial Modeling
  • Strong Technical Accounting
  • Strong Mathematical Ability
  • Spanish-English Biliteracy Preferred
  • Strong Reasoning/Problem Solving Ability
  • Data Interpretation & Trend Recognition
  • Extensive Transaction/Accounting Systems Experience
  • Ability to Focus Amidst Multiple Shifting Priorities
  • Outstanding Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Strong Presentation Skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels, from Members to Junior Staffers


  • Impeccable Integrity
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Confidence, Patience, and Humility
  • Self-Starter
  • Multi-Tasker and Agile Prioritizer
  • Rigorous Detail
  • Discrete in Managing Confidential/Sensitive Company Information
  • Analytical and Passionate About their Work
  • Personable and Multi-Cultural

Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Thorough Knowledge of US GAAP Required
  • Current CPA License Preferred, will consider highly competent CPA Candidates
  • Big 4 Experience Advantageous, but not Required
  • Foreign Currency Accounting
  • LLC Capital Accounts Management
  • Audit/Assurance Experience
  • Wholesale & Manufacturing Accounting Experience Preferred
  • Min 3 Years of Experience, 2 Years within a CPA firm

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to President/CEO
  • External party interaction with Material & Service Providers, Regulatory Bodies, Trade Associations, Accounting Firms, Credit Reporting & Insurance Companies, etc.
  • Internal Interaction with Management, Members, Sales & Administration, Operations & Logistics, and Quality Assurance and Compliance Teams

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $78,000.00 to $82,000.00 /year


  • CPA Firm: 2 years (Required)
  • SQL: 3 years (Preferred)
  • GAAP: 3 years (Required)
  • MS Access: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Accounting Software: 3 years (Required)
  • Accounting: 3 years (Required)
  • Quickbooks: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Hollister, CA (Required)


  • CPA (Preferred)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Application Question:

  • What would your current/former co-workers say are your greatest strengths? What would they say are your greatest weaknesses?

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses
  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Flexible schedule

Fiscal Year:

  • December 31

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

Additional Duties:

  • Account reconciliation
  • Recordkeeping