Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company - Des Moines, IA

Overview/Function: The Controller works with the CFO and Accounting Manager to manage the company’s key accounting functions, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financials. They play an active role preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial data for each of the nine branches, the corporate division, and on consolidated basis. They conduct statutory and risk audits, ensure compliance, and work with the CFO to make recommendations which help the organization to develop and monitor its business strategies while minimizing risk.

Major Responsibilities:
Prepare various accurate financial reports (i.e. weekly, monthly, quarter, annual, ad-hoc), ledgers, financial statements, and balance sheets.
Manage consolidated financials.
Analyze and interpret financial data, looking at trends or concerns, advising leadership and providing viable recommendations. (i.e. production or delivery cost analysis, cash flow, sales, etc.)
Help conduct financial modelling.
Assist in the budget preparation process.
Assist with filings of various sales, use, income tax returns, and other regulatory filings for the company.
Oversee and conduct internal audits and compliance testing.
Establish and maintain controls which verify the integrity of all related systems, processes, and data.
Regularly work with internal teams to achieve business and sales strategies.
Coordinate and prioritize financial-related projects.
Monitor and evaluate costing data, develop strategies to maximize cost in all areas of the business such as manufacturing/production, delivery, materials, wages, receivables/payables, etc.
Abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
Other related duties as required and assigned.
Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting with at least 8 years of financial reporting experience (half in consolidations). CPA is strongly desired.
In-depth understanding of accounting (including GAAP) financial principles.
Customer-focused with the ability to positively and effectively interact with customers is essential
Excellent verbal and written communication skills is required.
Ability to set priorities, and meet timetables leading to the attainment of goals. Excellent project-management skills, including forecasting skills and project planning is needed.
Strong problem-resolution and analytical thinking skills.
Excellent team-player; Strong ability to effectively interact with multiple departments.
Flexible with the ability to adapt to varying situations.
Good computer skills (MS Office). Must be technically strong with MS Excel.
Prior ERP experience is required. Previously experience with Great Plains (GP) would be beneficial.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some administrative duties such as filing is required. This requires the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, and bend as needed. The ability to climb stairs is also needed.
Depending upon the business operation, there may be some personnel-management oversight. This would require the ability to identify, develop, coach, and motivate direct report staff. In such instances, previous personnel management experience is needed.
Regional travel will be required (up to 50% of the time) to our multiple locations.
The typical hours will be Monday-Friday role (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) however some evening and weekend work may be required.
Note: No posting can contain a fully comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required in this role. Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company offers a dynamic, ever-changing environment requiring flexibility and a willing, team-based attitude. Some duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

To ensure the safety of our employees, our customers, and our products, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company offers a drug-free workplace. Employees are subject to pre-employment/post-offer drug and random drug testing.

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Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)