Position Title: Accounting Manager
Department: Accounting
Reports to: Finance Director
# of Direct Reports: 2
Location: Angels Camp or Remote (hybrid preferred)
Job Status: Full-time, Exempt


A leader in the whitewater rafting and adventure travel industry since 1969, OARS has set the standard in first-class rafting, hiking and multi-sport adventures with more than 75 unique itineraries around the world.

At our core, beyond “Guiding Life’s Greatest Adventures,” we’re a second generation family-owned outfitter that strives to make a positive impact on people’s lives by providing outstanding river trips and other outdoor adventures. We encourage and actively support awareness, deeper appreciation, and preservation of our rivers and environment, and seek like-minded individuals who share that same passion to join our team.


The Accounting Manager supports the functions and processes that comprise the OARS accounting operations and is accountable for the timely, accurate and effective performance of the assigned tasks and activities to deliver monthly accounting processing and filing of taxes and franchise fees.


  • Lead daily accounting activities and monthly accounting close process
  • Execute periodic (daily, weekly, monthly) journal entries
  • Manage Fixed Asset ledger, including depreciation and amortization entries
  • Manage intercompany transactions and eliminations
  • Ensure data integrity between reservations system and Sage
  • Provide support to annual audit process from multiple agencies
  • Provide treasury support, specifically cash management
  • Ensure timely reconciliation of bank statements and credit card statements
  • Calculate and ensure timely filings of taxes: payroll, franchise fees, sales tax, property tax, etc
  • Provide oversight to accounts payable and vendor payments (checks, ACHs, wires)
  • Answer frequent questions from other company departments
  • Assist with multi-location procurement process, controls and process improvement
  • Establish and maintain collaborative and respectful partnerships with OARS managers, HR and  Accounting teams
  • Back-up to Accounting team functions as needed
  • Supervise team of two in accounting


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field and/or CPA preferred
  • Experience with Sage Intacct preferred
  • Three to five years experience in bookkeeping and/or accounting
  • Three to five years supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Disciplined, consistent and relentless adherence to processing controls
  • Uphold a strict level of confidentiality
  • Develop and sustain a level of professionalism among staff and managers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional listening skills; take direction while helping ensure positive communications
  • Calendar management; meeting deadlines in an orderly fashion
  • Advanced computer software skills including Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Strong organizational, project management, and problem solving skills
  • Critical attention to detail and accuracy
  • Friendly and professional demeanor
  • Time management skills; proficient at multitasking
  • Maintaining organization in the office and within new processes
  • A team player and “part of the solution”


Physical Demands

  • Long hours sitting/standing and using office equipment, which can cause muscle strain
  • Some lifting of supplies and materials on an as-needed basis

Environmental Conditions

  • The OARS building is a busy, shared-office, call-center operation where interruptions are frequent.
  • Scheduled and unscheduled meetings with coworkers and managers are customary
  • Stressful working conditions due to the seasonality of outfitting, when everything appears to be happening at the same time company-wide


Annual Salary

  • $68,000  – $82,000, dependent upon experience
  • Merit increases and bonuses, dependent on individual and company performance, considered on an annual basis

Standard benefits available to full-time employees

  • Company-funded health insurance plan after 60 days
  • Reimbursement for approved wellness expenses up to $520 per year
  • Company-matching ($.50 for every $1.00 contributed up to 6% of gross pay) 401k plan after 1 year
  • 17 days Paid Time Off (PTO) accrued annually in years 0 – 2
  • 25 days PTO accrued annually in years 3 – 9
  • 30 days PTO accrued annually 10+ years
  • 1 paid familiarization (FAM) trip annually, dependent on company performance and subject to management approval
  • Friends + Family discounts on OARS trips


Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in this position, as well as personal and employer references by email to: with a subject line of “Accounting Manager.” No phone calls please.