Senior accountant

Newport Beach, CA

Chihuahua Brewing Company was formed in 2017 to brew quality beer in a fun, inviting and relaxed atmosphere. With over 20 years’ experience in the brewing industry, we are focused on brewing great beers, that are inspired from Mexican Style Lagers and the lifestyle that surrounds them. We are also focused on creating a high quality, fast service, always made to order Mexican inspired menu to complement our beer. We are developing a team of inspirational, self-starting individuals who have a desire to be part of something special. Most of all, we can’t wait to share Mexican food with good people and bring back the motto “Making Friends is our Business”.

The Senior Accountant will serve as one of the key leaders of the Chihuahua Brewing team. This position will manage the monthly closing and analysis, identify and implement operational best practices, and perform/assist with ad-hoc analysis. The ideal incumbent should have substantive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices, processes, and procedures and will be involved in continuing to lay the foundation, as well as, improve and enhance all accounting activity for Chihuahua Brewing Company.



  • Develop and improve processes and timing of monthly close with the goal of gaining efficiencies in day to day operations

  • Experience working for a food/beverage company or within the restaurant industry

  • Perform analytical review of monthly operating results and accounting workbooks, and ensure compliance with SOX

  • Review monthly accruals and monitor operating results; job cost analysis; work in process schedule preparation, preparing monthly internal financial statements, budgets, month/year-end closings, projections and cash funding needs

  • Participate in the preparation of the Company’s consolidated results

  • Monitor and review high volume of transactions for a variety of service lines

  • Lead, mentor, and train junior accounting staff

  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors

  • Educate accounts payable on detailed GL coding using our automated A/P workflow solution



  • Bachelor’s Degree required with a minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in Accounting/Finance

  • Strong GAAP knowledge required; CPA license a plus

  • High level of integrity

  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced working environment

  • Individual should be a strong self-starter and detail oriented

  • Bilingual in Spanish

  • Beer industry knowledge a plus


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Chihuahua Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans)