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Job ID 374 Date posted 07/22/2021

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The Controller is responsible for operations analysis, accounting, forecasts, and budgets. This role will produce financial reports, maintain accounting records, and control budgets.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Direct and coordinate company financial planning and budget management functions
  • Provide the sales and operations teams accurate, timely performance information
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget
  • Direct and coordinate debt covenant compliance, reporting and payments with external agencies
  • Recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of divisions/plants and departments
  • Oversee daily operations of the accounting department
  • Manage the preparation of annual audited financial statements
  • Manage the preparation of financial budgets and forecasts
  • Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations and product investment decisions
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal tax reporting requirements
  • Work with department managers and corporate staff to develop a rolling five-year business plan for the company
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures
  • Design, establish and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the department's goals and objectives
  • Serve on planning and policy-making committees
  • Direct financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements
  • Establish, implement and maintain an effective internal control environment
  • Assist in the selection and actively lead the implementation of a general ledger accounting system and route accounting software package
  • Oversee non-trade Accounts Payable as well as Inventory Services
  • Oversee Accounts Receivable non-trade (Supplier billing) and Accounts Receivable trade cash applications
  • Oversee General Ledger, Fixed Asset Acquisition & Accounting Treatment, and American Express Credit Card Program
  • Plan and Forecast as well as prepare and distribute monthly Financial Statements and Analytical Reviews
  • Reconcile assigned balance sheet accounts in detail on a monthly basis to identify and resolve outstanding items
  • Analyze designated balance sheet and expense accounts within deadlines utilizing the financial statement reporting tools (e.g., Business Warehouse, TM1, Excel, etc.)
  • Interact with other departments to resolve outstanding balance sheet reconciliation items (e.g., Supplier billing to ensure that charge-backs are completed in a timely manner, etc.)
  • Conduct interim and annual external audit schedules and support internal and external audit activities, as required, to ensure that auditors are provided with the necessary information to complete their audits timely
  • Ensure that pricing and profitability is accurate and process state and/or sales tax returns as needed
  • Participate in physical inventory, and cycle count reconciliations
  • Resolve internal and external customer issues by returning/acknowledging phone calls and emails in a timely manner and provide responses and resolutions timely
  • Provide excellent customer service with internal and external customers, including division personnel, personnel from other divisions, vendors and other outside personnel
  • Support internal and external audit activities, as required, to ensure that auditors are provided with the necessary information to complete their audits timely
  • Responds to any audit comments or suggestions upon completion of the audit
  • Prepare job descriptions, perform annual reviews, and make recommendations on salary levels and bonus plans for staff
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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