Accounting Specialist

Santa Maria, CA

Company Profile: 

Poor Richard’s Press is a design and print business located in San Luis Obispo. 

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the CFO, the Accounting Specialist will be involved with the implementation of a cost accounting system specific to the printing industry leading to additional opportunities in the future with the company.  The main role in the organization while implementing the cost accounting system will be managing and processing AR and AP, confirming accurate data entry, evaluating operating costs, preparing production, sales and financial reports / summaries, as required for effective financial management of the business.  

General and Administrative: 

Communicate effectively with General Manager/Owner, Production Manager, outsourced CFO, HR, sales team, production team and informing and updating them regularly to guarantee that both sales and client objectives are met;

Follow systems and procedures outlined in the company manuals;

Participate as a key team player by supporting operations as needed;

Provide ancillary customer service duties in answering phones, assisting clients with picking up orders, managing print and embroidery projects as needed. 


Classify and record all company financial transactions to accurately determine company Income and expenses, specifically for cost accounting functions and analysis;

Act as liaison to outsourced CFO in providing high level reporting for Management and Owners;

Manage AR; issue invoices, statements, past due notices and credit memos; taking credit card payments; completing bank deposits; processing and filing Net 30 applications; keeping up-to-date resale certificate records; assisting clients with questions about their accounts;

Use month-end task list and participate in the month end close process;

Prepare tax, government, regulatory reports and filings as required;

Provide relevant training to customer service employees;

Document and update procedures as necessary. 

Financial Management: 

Prepare and maintain records, statistics, and reports relating to production performance, job costing, cost analysis and sales performance;

Assist owner in the analysis and interpretation of monthly financial statements and causes for variance as it relates to sales and costing performance for specific jobs. 


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or 4 years’ accounting experience;

Knowledge of record keeping systems used within the printing industry;

Exemplary oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;

Astute organizational, time management, attention to detail, adherence to tight deadline and

customer service skills;

Ability to thrive within a fast-paced environment;

Ability to work effectively alone and within a team environment. 


$25.00 - $30.00 per hour DOE for this full-time, non-exempt position. 


Health, dental, vision – 3 plans to choose from;


Safe Harbor 401(K) with a 3% company match;

Paid time off;

8 paid public holidays. 

Working Hours:

8:00AM – 5:00PM Monday – Friday 


San Luis Obispo, CA – in office position only