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Prime Roots

Prime Roots

Accounting & Finance
Berkeley, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023

About Us

At Prime Roots, we want to celebrate the culture of meat. we love eating it, but for the sake of the planet, know there has to be a better way. In a peak life stage of experimentation – their journey through UC Berkeley – founders Kim and Josh were well aware of our climate crisis, but felt completely powerless against the enormous industries that supported it. Eventually, they realized the one thing they could control: the meat they ate every day.

After determining what makes meat, meat (the familiar texture and rich umami), Kim and Josh found a foundation in koji. From that moment, they dreamed of walking into the grocery store and seeing an entire deli case filled with Koji Meats.


Prime Roots was founded on a love for both the traditions around eating meat and the vision of a better option for our planet. Prime Roots is seeking an experienced accountant to plan and direct the accounting operations in our Berkeley facility. The accountant will assist with accurate and timely financial management of the organization.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Performs cost accounting and other related duties for the organization.
  • Prepares monthly balance sheets, income statements, and profit and loss statements.
  • Maintains the general ledger.
  • Conducts inventory reconciliation.
  • Codes invoices, sets up new accounts, reconciles accounts, and closes the monthly books.
  • Reconciles bank accounts at least monthly, verifies deposits, and addresses inquiries from banks.
  • Reconciles cash disbursement accounts, payroll, customer accounts, and other financial accounts; manages accounts receivable collections.
  • Verifies and/or completes payment of invoices associated with accounts payable and ensures payments are charged to the appropriate accounts.
  • Provides outside auditors with assistance; gathers necessary account information and documents to perform annual audit.
  • Files tax forms with federal, state, and local government agencies.
  • Coordinates with software vendor to maintain accounting software systems; recommends updates to enhance the accounting software.
  • Manages the purchasing and invoicing system.
  • Maintains knowledge of accounting best practices and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA (inactive OK)
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in accounting/finance
  • Must have experience with manufacturing and cost accounting
  • Prior role in the food and beverage industry
  • Experience with the Big 4
  • Have worked in a start-up environment

Supplemental Qualifications

  • Prior role in the food and beverage industry
  • Experience with the Big 4
  • Have worked in a start-up environment
  • Opportunity to work in a fast-growing, innovative food startup
  • Competitive compensation and equity
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • FSA, HSA, and Commuter Benefits Accounts
  • 401k
  • Weekly company-sponsored lunches
  • Loads of better-for-the-planet foods to try