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Staff Accountant

Location: 3500 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL
Brand: Cooper's Hawk

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants was created with the inspiration of bringing the Napa Valley experience to all of America, by combining an elegant tasting room with a polished casual restaurant and scratch kitchen. Cooper's Hawk wines have won hundreds of awards and are the Official Wines of the Screen Actors Guild® Awards. We are built upon the belief that food and wine hold the power to forge a COMMUNITY, and with the world's largest wine club membership, we are paving the way to democratizing the good life!

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is looking for a Staff Accountant to support the growth of the business.  This position is responsible for supporting the accounting close process, fixed asset support, vendor maintenance, bank reconciliations, business taxes and customer refunds and charges.  As a part of the Accounting and Finance team, this position is located at the Restaurant Support Center in Downers Grove. We have a hybrid work arrangement with a minimum of 3 days in the office per week.


  • Support weekly, period, quarter, and year-end accounting close activities
  • Prepare journal entries, account reconciliations and work-papers
  • Analyze accounting results, investigate variances and document findings
  • Review fixed asset invoices to determine if they meet the company’s accounting policies to be considered a fixed asset and have the correct account coding
  • Support the personal property tax preparation and review
  • Process new vendor setup and vendor maintenance requests
  • Prepare and file sales and excise taxes
  • Support E-commerce sales and reporting
  • Research, process and record customer refunds and charges
  • Work with business partners to obtain information supporting accounting records
  • Help ensure compliance with internal control policies and procedures
  • Assist with external audits
  • Assist with new restaurant opening process and reporting
  • Supports process improvement and electronic documentation initiatives
  • Perform other routine and non-routine functions as assigned by management


  • Must represent Cooper's Hawk values
  • 2-5 years of accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting required
  • Restaurant, retail or public accounting experience preferred
  • Customer service focused mentality with internal and external partners
  • Self-starter with willingness to work hands-on
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and accounting systems
  • Strong communication skills and leadership abilities
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

Cooper’s Hawk reviews several factors when establishing compensation. Salaries and hourly wages appearing in a job posting may be published by third parties and may not reflect the salaries or hourly wages offered by Cooper’s Hawk.     

Cooper’s Hawk is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to the person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Cooper’s Hawk makes reasonable accommodations during all aspects of the employment process, including during the interview process.     

The information provided above indicates the general nature and level of work required of the position and is not a comprehensive list of all responsibilities or qualifications. The Benefits list is only a highlight of some of the benefits offered to team members; eligibility for certain benefits apply.