Junior Accountant

At Jacobsen Salt Co. we craft top-shelf cooking ingredients, re-envision classic products and recipes, and provide unforgettable culinary experiences every day. Founded in 2011 as the first saltworks in the Pacific Northwest since Lewis and Clark, we have grown from a local, small business to a nationally recognized brand as America’s leading salt maker and purveyor of quality pantry staples.

Jacobsen Salt Co. seeks a full-time (est. 32-40 hours/week) Junior Accountant to support our operations in Portland. This position is responsible for ensuring that all daily financial data is recorded accurately and thoroughly, including bills, payments, receipts, and deposits. The Junior Accountant role requires an organized, methodical individual with a high level of integrity and adaptability.  

Primary functions include:

  • Accurately record financial data, including posting bills, receiving payments and making deposits, posting journal entries, and entering sales receipts
  • Make regular bank deposits, including occasional cash handling
  • Uphold all company customer service standards and work in tandem with Order Processing to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Update and maintain customer payment profiles, including any changes to terms, payment methods, and payment platforms
  • Monitor aging receivables and make collection inquiries
  • Properly review and code expenses
  • Maintain proactive and positive communication with vendors
  • Stay in regular conversation with Inventory Planner regarding Purchase Orders as related to billing
  • Contribute to preparation of bank reconciliations, as well as financial statements and reports, among other regular period-end closing responsibilities
  • Maintain accurate and organized filing system for all company financial, customer, vendor, and tax documents
  • Implement and uphold company best practices, controls and processes
  • Work cross-functionally with all departments to evolve systems and business practices
  • Perform additional administrative tasks as needed

The ideal candidate is: 

  • A high school graduate (or has a commensurate degree or certifications) with an advanced degree or continuing education in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • Comfortable completing intermediate tasks on a computer, including navigating word processing, spreadsheets, and familiarity with Google Suite; experience working in Quickbooks is preferred
  • An extremely flexible and collaborative team player; confident working independently and under direct supervision
  • Adaptable in a lean and evolving high-growth business
  • An adept multi-tasker with strong organizational skills
  • Able to troubleshoot and problem solve in a positive manner
  • Someone with excellent time management skills, who can maintain a high level of accuracy in a fast-paced environment
  • A consummate professional both in the workplace and in the community; sees themselves as a Jacobsen brand ambassador and embodies our ideals of integrity and inclusivity
  • Confident and articulate in all forms of communication, including verbal and written

Essential physical functions:

  • Must be able to stay in a stationary position at least 50% of the workday
  • Will consistently be operating a computer
  • May be required to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds 

Typical weekly schedule:

  • Shift Hours: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Shift Length: 8 hours
  • Monday - Friday
  • This full-time, non-exempt position works out of Jacobsen’s headquarters in SE Portland, Oregon.

Starting wage range is $16.00-20.00/hour based on experience, education and qualifications. Benefits include paid time off and paid company holidays, as well as eligibility for health/dental/vision benefits after 60 days and 401(k) after one year.

Jacobsen Salt Co. is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in the value that diversity brings to an organization. As a community, we are committed to creating a workplace where learning is a key principle. We look for collaborative and resourceful team players who believe in our mission to inspire people to cook, eat, and live well.

To apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@jacobsensalt.com with your first and last name, and job title in the subject line. Example: Jane Doe – Junior Accountant. The company is looking to immediately fill this position.

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