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Restaurant Controller Needed ASAP

Company: Creative Financial Staffing
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Restaurant Controller Overview: We are working with a rapidly growing company located in Fairfield and Westchester County that is seeking a controller that has a specific expertise in food & beverage. Reporting to C-level management, the Controller will be responsible for oversight of all accounting and reporting for its multiple locations as well as handling financial consolidation/reporting. This is a hands-on role with the Controller leading and performing day-to-day accounting responsibilities. The Controller will ensure the organization has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and timely financial reports. Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all accounting activities ensuring compliance with internal accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage working capital by driving improvements in the areas of cash, food purchasing, A/R collections, and A/P processing
  • Manage accounting operations, tax, and financial reporting
  • Direct the daily activities for GL, AP, AR, revenue, and payroll
  • Manage the monthly close process, including journal entries, reconciliations, inter-company, cost allocations, and other balance sheets and P&L accounts
  • Prepare, review and issue monthly financial statements
  • Implement and maintain effective internal controls and processes to ensure the accuracy of financial reporting, the integrity of corporate data, and safeguarding of assets
  • Manage accounting policies and procedures and lead process improvement initiatives
  • Manage and assist external accounting firm with local, state, and federal tax filings
  • Create and present monthly financial reporting package for management and owners
  • Manage banking, tax stakeholders and insurance relationships along with the corresponding compliance and reporting process for each
  • Create and maintain budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Work alongside other departments on various projects Requirements:
    • Minimum 6 years of experience as a Controller, Accounting Manager, or Staff/Senior Accountant in a full service or multi-unit restaurant, hotel, or other food and beverage or hospitality business
    • Restaurant specific experience should include theoretical food costing, scheduling, processing accurate inventory (including enforcement of inventory procedures)
    • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Accounting
    • Restaurant365 General Ledger software experience is a huge plus
    • Strong understanding of GAAP and technical accounting
    • Ability to work independently without considerable oversight, and to act decisively
    • Experience in designing and implementing accounting processes and controls
    • Excellent collaboration and relationship-building skills
    • Analytical, high attention to detail, organized with exceptional time-management skills
    • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels in the organization

Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing, Greenwich , Restaurant Controller Needed ASAP, Hospitality & Tourism , Greenwich, Connecticut

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