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  • Location: West LA, California
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #344
A growing restaurant group based in West LA is seeking an experienced Controller to oversee all general accounting and financial reporting functions for multiple business units. This is an amazing opportunity for an established finance professional to join an already successful group gearing up for national expansion. Candidate should possess savvy business skills, be a highly motivated professional, with proven ability to establish excellent working relationships with various team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and execute accounting and finance strategies for the company
  • Creating financial statements, managing P&L, and balance sheets
  • Financial reports: monthly, quarterly and annual reports, including but not limited to monthly and fiscal close, internal and external audit reporting, report preparation and distribution
  • Review of general ledger and balance sheet
  • Assist operations team with annual budgeting and forecasting
  • Oversee bill.com electronic payments
  • Cash management and tax compliance/planning
  • Provide technical accounting GAAP guidance and support to all units
  • Coordinate work relating to both internal and external audits
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Identify and assess financial issues
  • Support monthly inventory processes to ensure accuracy and control
  • Develop and improve organizational financial systems to ensure continued growth and business development
  • Resolving various accounting/reconciliation issues
  • Manage outsourced GL team for period end closes, full cycle AP/AR, cash management, and automation/streamlining of non-strategic processes.
  • Annual and periodic business planning, including cash planning and cash flow forecast updates
  • Build assessment models for business expansion across different revenue streams – new restaurants, ghost kitchens, digital strategies, etc.
  • Directly build commission programs, bonus programs, drive alignment and performance in the business
  • Manage outsourced payroll partners to ensure accuracy and efficiency of our payroll processes
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Controller, Head of Accounting, Accounting Manager, Bookkeeper or comparable finance management role
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Prior experience in the restaurant/hospitality industry is preferred
  • CPA certification is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of financial database, accounting, and other relevant digital platforms that support the organization and recordkeeping of sensitive financial data
  • Experience liaising with banks and other financial institutions to support business growth financing
  • Fully proficient in all MS office programs and relevant IT systems
  • Self-starter who is able to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Able to thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Strong leader who can effectively diagnose problems and recommend/implement effective solutions
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