Do You Know How To Count Beans?

If you do, then you might be a perfect addition to our team!
We have a job opening for
“CCKC Bean Counter” (a/k/a Bookkeeper)
at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!
Read through the job description below.
If you are the perfect candidate then let us know!
bean counterThe Culinary Center of Kansas City, a successful culinary arts center located in Downtown Overland Park, Kansas, would like to hire a part-time or full-time bookkeeper (a/k/a “Culinary Bean Counter”). The right person for this position would walk in and take ownership of this important role and love working with a smart and creative team of people.  Primary responsibilities would be day-to-day financial transactions particular to a culinary arts center, such as maintenance of bank accounts, manage accounts receivable and payable, calculations of instructor fees and sales transactions, preparation and analysis of reports, and other similar duties.  Included within this position would be some limited human resources tasks as well as general office duties, such as sales transactions, gift certificate preparation, etc.    The right person for this position would also have the skills to work alongside the owner to analyze general financial position, predict upcoming cash needs, troubleshoot unusual accounting issues and be able to advise owner as to such on a regular basis.

Company Culture:   We are a 20-year-old company that believes in and practices a work/life balance.  The mission of The Culinary Center of Kansas City is to consistently exceed client expectations and enrich our community by providing education, cultivation and appreciation for the culinary arts through a variety of experiences including cooking classes, interactive culinary experiences and creative catered events, all of which are brilliantly conceived, precisely and joyously executed in an immaculate and visually approachable environment.  We are proud of the fact that we were named as “One Of The Best Places To Work in Kansas City.”   We don’t fool around with the idea that work should be a place that you actually enjoy.

Requirements:  Quickbooks & Excel proficient; B.S. in accounting, business administration or related field is preferred and/or equivalent work experience.  The person for this position must be trustworthy, organized, mature, professional, self-motivated, able to work with a dynamic team, understand confidentiality, be able to work alongside the business owner in a trusted capacity, have the ability to multi-task and work quickly and with accuracy.   A sense of humor is welcome as well.  No divas, babies or whiners please. J  This position would likely be a perfect fit for someone who has spent some years in a traditional corporate setting but who desires to move to a position with flexibility in a progressive and creative small business where they can apply what they have learned to make a difference and grow within that company.

Schedule can be flexible and will average 30-35 hours per week, with a significant number of the hours performed, at least initially, during normal business hours in order to understand the business and its operations.  However, once mastered, more flexibility is possible. For the right person, this position could be full-time if desired.  Hourly rate is negotiable depending on experience and skill-level, but would likely be in the range of $15-$20/hour.  This position is available immediately.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining why you feel you would be a good fit to cook@kcculinary.com.

General Duties:

Daily Banking:  Print out and reconcile merchant account charges and bank statement from previous day; makes deposits as required (including depositing the daily credit card receivables into the appropriate bank account).

Tracking Sales and Payments:  Enter credit card sales and refunds; create invoices and receive and process payments for private events and teambuilding events; maintain Gift Certificate and Class Credit records; input class and gift certificate sales from online reservation system each day.

Prepare Cost Analysis of Classes and Special Events:  Gather information and fill out prepared cost analysis form for each type of event for review by owner; once approved, then pay instructor, etc.

Payroll:  Prepare information to be forwarded to payroll company twice per month; enter information into Quickbooks – salary, allocation of labor to types of events; track current pay rates for staff; prepare contractor checks; prepare 1099’s for contract employees at year-end.

Weekly/Monthly/Annual Reports Prepare financial reports at the direction of owner, including the filing of all monthly sales tax reports and any month end adjustments in Quickbooks relating to deferred class fees; run specialized reports relating to monthly event and class sales as needed.

Miscellaneous:  Review and pay all bills, prepare applicable license renewals and other specialized documentation with the assistance of owner .

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