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Manager, Technical Accounting

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Manager, Technical Accounting (23036045)



Responsible for managing Chipotle’s accounting policy sub-function, providing technical accounting expertise, managing international franchise accounting and contributing to other special projects. Responsibilities include managing resources to achieve team goals and produce timely and accurate financial reporting deliverables. Requires a moderate degree of project management to support company initiatives. Provides quality services through creating and executing on goals that advance the results of the department and improve accounting processes.



In addition to following Chipotle’s policies and procedures, principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to: 


·       Provide technical accounting expertise to the finance and business organizations on the consequences of transactions and related accounting issues impacting our business

·       Review significant / unusual / one-time transactions prior to execution for any potential accounting issues, guide business on the structure of transactions such that they are compliant with GAAP, identification and evaluation of alternative solutions and providing recommendations that optimize both business and accounting outcomes

·       Prepare technical accounting memos on key technical matters for submission to the independent auditor

·       Improve Chipotle’s accounting policies and procedures, including business processes and documentation

·       Perform all work in compliance with accounting policies, procedures, and SOX controls 

·       Manage financial statement process for one or more functional area, such as loyalty program accounting

·       Manage accounting processes related to international franchise operations

·       Communicating with Chipotle’s leadership regarding accounting policies and procedures 

·       Leading or participating in various types of projects or company initiatives 



·       BA/BS in Accounting or Finance and CPA required 

·       5-8 years in a related field

·       Public accounting and accounting advisory experience preferred 

·       Excellent analytical, quantitative, written, and verbal communication skills.  

·       Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP Accounting Framework

·       Strong problem-solving skills to analyze data, draw conclusions and develop recommendations

·       Strong knowledge of and ability to efficiently utilize technology  

·       Strong understanding and the ability to adhere to Internal Controls 

·       Ability to work independently, including the ability to create strong connections, build confidence, provide feedback, teach, and share information  

·       Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, projects and people in a fast-paced environment  

·       Has big picture perspective, strong attention to detail and excellent follow through 




Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle has over 3,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on the 2022 list for Fortune's Most Admired Companies. With over 100,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit




A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $126,000-$176,000. You are also eligible for annual cash bonuses and equity awards based upon performance and other factors. Actual compensation offered may vary depending on skill level, experience, and/or education. Chipotle offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, sick leave, vacation time, and much more.  Visit

Chipotle Mexican Grill is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. As a people-first company rooted in values, our purpose extends beyond serving nutritious food using real ingredients. It means hiring world-class individuals and fostering a culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, and celebrates inclusion. All qualified applicants, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

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Primary Location: California - Newport Beach - 9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)

Work Location:
9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach 92660

Job Accounting and Finance Job Posting Sep. 14, 2023 Job Number 23036045

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