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Hiring: Accounting Manager & Controller

Fair State Brewing Cooperative is seeking an Accounting Manager & Controller to join our staff.

Fair State is the first cooperatively-owned brewery in Minnesota and one of a handful in the Midwest. We began operations at our Northeast Minneapolis brewery and taproom in August 2014, and added a production brewery in St. Paul, MN in 2017.

This position reports to the CEO.

  • Direct and manage general accounting functions: perform monthly close activities, bank reconciliation, and financial statement production, maintain the chart of accounts & general ledger
  • Maintain financial records
  • Manage daily sales, tax, and compliance reporting
  • Perform Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable duties
  • Provide financial analysis and insight to Directors and Managers to help inform their decision-making
  • Manage payroll in coordination with managers and our payroll service provider
  • Monitor cash flow and perform appropriate cash management
  • Desired Skills, Qualities, and Experience
  • Five+ years of related work experience, experience in public accounting, working with small businesses, and/or manufacturing are a plus
  • Substantial finance & accounting experience required, including: performing monthly close; accounts payable & receivable; managing a general ledger
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or equivalent—CPA is a plus but not required
  • General familiarity with accounting software packages and ERP systems in a manufacturing environment, experience with Orchestrated Beer a plus
  • Expertise with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Organized & detail-oriented
  • Self-starting—a capacity to independently recognize issues and opportunities and work collaboratively to address them
  • Compensation and Benefits

    This is a full-time, salaried position compensated at $75,000 per year. As a full-time employee, this role is also eligible for:

  • 8 paid holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day)
  • Paid Time Off, which can be used for any purpose and is accrued at a rate of 0.0769 hours of PTO per hour worked (4 weeks per year)
  • Paid parental leave (160 hours of paid parental leave in the 12 months following, or the 9 months prior to, the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child in your home)
  • Health insurance for employee, spouse/domestic partner, and dependents, with a portion of premiums paid by Fair State
  • Dental and vision insurance, with 50% of employee and dependent premiums paid by Fair State
  • Short-and Long-Term Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and life insurance coverage, with 100% of premiums paid by Fair State
  • Flexible savings account for medical and dependent care
  • Simple IRA with employer-matching up to 3% (eligible in 2023)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted membership in our cooperative (after 6 months)
  • Credit for Fair State clothing merchandise at hire
  • Annual safety clothing & equipment stipend
  • Employee beer stipend
  • Fair State merchandise and beer discounts
  • Application Process

    To apply, email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible and will be accepting resumes until the job is filled.

    Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to email [email protected] to discuss your application.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Fair State Brewing Cooperative strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.