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  • Location: Orange County, California
  • $150000 - $200000 base salary
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #946
  • Salary: $150,000.00

Controller role with a prominent multi-brand restaurant company headquartered out of Orange County.

The role would report to the CFO and have 2 direct reports. There is a lot of opportunity for growth and working closely with C-Suite. The role has competitive pay and gives you the opportunity to add value to the company's success. The company has a really engaging corporate culture and has been nationally recognized for its award-winning locations.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of accountants, accounts payable, and regional office managers.
  • Ensure compliance with all company, federal, state, and local laws and ethical business practices related to accounting operations and financial reporting.
  • Prepare, deliver, and analyze weekly cash flow statement and make recommendations to maintain and/or improve cash position.
  • Prepare, deliver, and analyze internal financial statements to various recipients using clear and concise approach.
  • Visit restaurants to spot-check cash handling procedures are being followed, controls are in place, and managers are continuously trained on control procedures.
  • Prepare Support Center/G&A budget and report on performance.
  • Assist preparation of annual budget for Restaurant and Real Estate/Aviation divisions.
  • Responsible for keeping the Accounting Manual up to date.
  • Oversee compliance and execution of treasury/bank functions.
  • Utilize technology to reduce manual processes and improve efficiency in accounting cycle.
  • Partner with Operations team to identify areas of opportunity with respect to controls and/or spending in the restaurants.
  • Lead and deliver all audit requests and documentation to ensure timely and accurate completion of the Company’s annual external audit.
  • Review and approve as necessary journal entry batches, check runs, and outgoing wires.
  • Co-prepare and co-present to the Company’s Board of Directors/Audit Committee.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics required.
  • CPA required.
  • At least 3 years’ financial management experience including leading an accounting team.
  • Restaurant experience preferred.
  • Experience with Restaurant 365 accounting system a plus.
  • Previous Board presentation experience a plus.


Required Skills:

  • Outstanding accounting and financial analysis skills.
  • Motivate, lead, and hold accountable a team of accounting/finance professionals.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft products.
  • Utilizes and is familiar with using technological solutions to drive performance and efficiency.
  • Excellent hospitality, leadership, and teamwork skills.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and time management skills.
  • Able to multi-task (prioritize crisis, problems, and needs).
  • Ability to speak clearly and listen attentively to others.
  • Ability to interact with various departmental managers and work towards achieving common corporate goals and objectives.
  • Ability to create, understand, and execute policies and procedures.
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