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AR, AP, Cost Accounting Specialist


A growing food manufacturer in San Marcos seeks an AR, AP and Cost Accounting Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic and ambitious and use their drive to excel, while gaining valuable experience that would allow them to develop their career.


  • The Specialist will work directly with the Controller and the Director of Finance. Candidates will be responsible for all aspects of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.

  • The ideal candidate would have the opportunity to work on higher level accounting projects.

  • Accounts Receivable duties include: Duties include: Entering daily deposits, tracking discrepancies and short payments and reconcile credit cards on a regular basis.

  • Accounts Payable duties include: Process invoices, assemble bill payments, and maintain a relationship with vendors that includes frequent communication

  • Ideal candidates would be able to assist the Controller and Director of Finance (a CPA) with other recurring and non-recurring duties. These would be taught on the job and include:

    • Preparation and presentation of various labor reports on a regular basis

    • Preparation of cost studies and financial analyses

    • Assisting with month and year-end closing procedures

    • Other non-recurring reports, studies and analyses


When you join La Provence Bakery you will be part of a growing organization who is a leader in the baking industry.

  • Established company with over 25 years in business

  • Medical and dental insurance for full time employees

  • Paid sick days 

  • Fast Paced friendly environment

  • Opportunity to gain valuable accounting and finance experience        

  • Schedule flexibility

  • Family owned and operated

Qualifications (all preferred)

  • 1-2 years related experience

  • Strong skills in Quickbooks, Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Strong Attention to detail

  • Ability to Multitask in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to identify financial errors and discrepancies, research, and rectify problems

  • Proactive and productive with excellent creative problem-solving skills.

  • Superior interpersonal skills are key for success in this role; candidates must have the ability to work with internal and external professionals and work independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Ability to handle sensitive documents and materials

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills necessary to handle multiple tasks, achieve results, and expedite projects

Job Type

Full-time pr1eferred or close to full-time preferred, part-time possible


Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, or other Accounting Experience: 1 year (Preferred)


Associate or Bachelors (Preferred or in-progress)

Quality Assurance Manager

General Summary

The Quality Assurance Manager / SQF Practitioner, will have solid vision and strong will to manage the QA department; programs and activities that will ensure compliance with company policies, food safety standards, government regulations. The QA Manager will integrate quality assurance and quality control into all functions and people.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Sustain and review all SQF required programs

  • Manage HACCP records, assessments, compose and edit HACCP plans and strategies for new products.

  • Organize, maintain library, and file all QA programs to easily present or compile information as needed

  • Participate and contribute to continuous improvement of departmental SOPs

  • Implement quality assurance programs that effectively monitor product manufacturing in a way that result in company compliance with regulatory SSOP, GMP, HACCP, and SQF level 3 standards for third party audit and customer product requirements

  • Establish manufacturing specifications, standards, protocols and procedures for quality control and new product development.

  • Develop and execute training programs that support the Company’s objectives with regards to quality and food safety plantwide and direct reports.

  • Support sales with compliance in label submittal for new products

  • Manage

  • Lead, plan and coordinate customers external audits, internal audits and regulatory certifications (Kosher, Organic, GMO, GF, etc.)

Duties not Quality Assurance Related

  • Monitor, analyze and record production information for all production including various meats, cooked and uncooked, garlic, spices and all other areas of production as requested

  • Administer Human Resource functions as needed or requested

  • Keep and update all QA forms

  • Provide training that support the Company’s objectives with regards to employee safety

Required Education and Experience:

  • Solid track record of successful implementation, and compliance of food manufacturing policies and procedures, (GMP’s, SSOP’s, HACCP, SQF, all prerequisites)

  • Ability to multi task and manage multiple projects

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to train employees with regards to quality and food safety

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, (word, excel, Outlook, PowerPoint,)

  • Minimum 5 years QA food processing experience

  • Ensure new regulations (i.e., FSMA) are accurately implemented

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Microbiology, food process engineering, or similar

  • HACCP and Food Defense certifications and proven ability to implement or update plans


We are an equal Opportunity Employer.

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