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Staff Accountant

Company Overview:

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole-food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team is comprised of intelligent and innovative talent who work collaboratively to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. At Vital Proteins, our mission is to empower our company, team, and customers to live a full, vibrant life. We seek to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan. Our offices are located in the West Loop district of downtown Chicago.



The Staff Accountant role is a multi-functional role that will expose the employee to many environments of a growing company.  You will be responsible for various accounting processes such as, payroll, bookkeeping, AP/AR, and government sales taxes. You will be pivotal in creating and analyzing current financial trends to maintain and develop company financial budgets.  The Staff Accountant will report to the Sr Accountant and operate out of our corporate office located in Wicker Park. 


What you will be responsible for:

  • Weekly company payroll, invoice entry, and preparing check runs 
  • Assisting with month-end close processes - balance sheet reconciliations, general ledger review, accounts receivable management
  • Auditing accounting systems and data to correct and reduce errors
  • Assist with performing vendor A/P and A/R process 
  • Collecting appropriate data and facilitating the filing of federal, state, and local reports and tax returns
  • Accounting process development and improvement 
  • Preparing budgetary statements and tracking for company departments 

Who you are:

  • You have a bachelors degree in, accounting, finance or a related field
  • You have 1-3 years of previous accounting experience, preferable in a growing company
  • You have experience with Quickbooks, NetSuite or SAP preferred
  • You are comfortable in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment
  • You are a self-starter with proven ability to take initiative and multi-task
  • You are passionate about the health, fitness, and/or beauty markets
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills and are not afraid to speak up and ask questions 
  • You are always looking for ways to improve processes, learn and develop the accounting function
  • You have a strong attention to detail, always looking for errors and improving your work
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