The Hiring Advisors - Universal City, CA

Our client is a leading hospitality company that is seeking to add to their core accounting team and to hire a new Controller that is a dynamic, personable, detailed, organized and well-spoken individual with a ton of positive energy. This role reports to amazing mentor, coach and industry expert in the CFO.The Controller establishes financial status by developing and implementing systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting financial information. Responsibilities also include management and oversight of outsourced accounting group.


Controller Responsibilities:


  • Manage the timely and accurate preparation of consolidated financial statements
  • Manage month-end and year-end Close processes, ensuring compliance with GAAP principles as well as federal, state and local financial requirements
  • Oversee weekly Cash Flow reporting and management
  • Management of outsourced accounting group
  • Weekly corporate packet consolidation
  • Sales and Payroll tax review and approval
  • Weekly disbursement review and approval
  • Monthly review of third-party delivery partners
  • Reconcile and validate all balance sheet account balances
  • Communication and collection of outstanding A/R
  • Manage year end close and audit process
  • Confirm financial status by monitoring revenue and expenses; coordinate the collection, consolidation, and evaluation of financial data; prepare special reports
  • Maintain accounting controls and define accounting policies and procedures
  • Maintain financial security by establishing internal controls
  • Guide other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy; apply observations and recommendations to operational issues
  • Support operations through weekly roll up of operations report deck and analysis
  • Execute and/or coordinate general accounting and related activities
  • Avoid legal challenges by understanding current and proposed legislation; enforce accounting regulations; recommend new procedures
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations
  • Manage external audits (Sales Tax, Personal Property Tax, Workers Compensation, etc)
  • Responsible for training, development and management of staff



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting – CPA preferred
  • 8+ years progressively responsible experience in accounting
  • Experience in retail, hospitality, restaurant and/or multi-unit, multi-location company a mandatory
  • Strong management skills and ability to effectively lead and motivate team
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills, including proficiency in Excel
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of GAAP, accrual basis accounting and financial reporting
  • Strong Team player
  • Driven personality and desire to grow with the company
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, math and analytical skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member in resolving related problems and/or issues
  • Attention to detail



Posted On: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Compensation: 150,000-180,000

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