• VP of Accounting & Finance

    Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln
    Requisition ID
    2018-6345
    Department (Portal Searching)
    Accounting
    Location : City
    Lincoln
    Location : State/Province
    NE
    Location : Postal Code
    68504
  • Overview

    The Controller leads the entire Accounting/Financial Reporting/Human Resources functions for $30+ million multi-unit fast casual restaurant chain tripling in size over the next 4 years.  Responsible to manage all Accounting functions providing financial information about all company activities that will assist management in making educated economic decisions about the company's performance, future, & areas of opportunity.

    Responsibilities

    1. Leads Accounting Duties: Oversees daily activities, including company accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll processes, treasury and tax compliance; ensures that deadlines are met and all accounting and financial records are accurate. Oversees hiring and succession planning for the accounting department.
    2. Manages Accounting Practices: Creates & establishes accounting policies, practices and procedures; evaluates practices and makes recommendations to improve policies, procedures and internal controls so that such policies and procedures are in accordance with evolving regulations, legal requirements and industry practice; enhance and maintain company’s system of internal controls.
    3. Directs Financial Reporting: Oversees the timely preparation of all periodic or routine operational and corporate financial reports (internal & external); monitors and reports on monthly operating results vs. budget.  Prepares and presents financial data in a manner that will assist management and other users in making educated economic decisions about the Company's performance and future.
    4. Tax Compliance: Works with our 3rd party tax accountants on all tax reporting functions & accuracy. Filing of information returns with the IRS.
    5. Credit Facility: Assists the CEO in the administration of the company’s credit agreement including the required compliance reporting, debt covenants & revolving line of credit / cash management.
    6. Coordinates Annual Audit & Valuation: Acts as primary liaison with company’s outside auditors.
    7. Financial Records, Forecast Models, & Budgeting: Acts as a key liaison between the franchisee & franchisor for all accounting functions & reporting.  Has the ability to put together forecast models and budgeting based on those models working with the Marketing & Operations Departments.  In addition, can present reports & analysis based on past performance as well as forecasted performance in a timely manor.
    8. Business Support: Acts as a partner to restaurant management & the restaurant support office functions to provide accurate & timely data to positively influence business results.
    9. Project Support: Works with other departments on a wide variety of initiatives or projects to maintain & improve the company’s systems & processes.
    10. Human Resource Mgmt.: Will act as the Human Resource contact for all items related to the payroll processing system, state & federal communication & make recommendations based on information obtained through those communications.
    11. Benefits Management: Benefit preparation and administration; reviews programs and makes suggestions for improvement regularly to ensure a competitive market position.

    Qualifications

    • Current or previous Controller experience REQUIRED
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and CPA required
    • 5+ years of public accounting experience (preferably with a national accounting firm) 
    • 5+ years multi-unit restaurant or retail accounting experience preferred
    • Knowledge of QuickBooks Online
    • Must have extensive knowledge of general computer systems including all components of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
    • Strong knowledge of Financial Reporting, Analysis, Budgeting, Payroll, Inventory, Accounts Payable, and Sales required
    • Ability to meet deadlines

    Additional Requirements

     

    The intellectual and physical demands described below are representative of what must be met by a Crewmember to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable Crewmembers with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Ability to provide leadership and motivate crew
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time
    • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills

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