Looking for a challenge and an opportunity to do more than just the month end close and journal entries?
Our client, a food manufacturer for two well regarded authentic Hispanic food and snack brands within the Chicagoland market, is seeking a CONTROLLER. In business for over 50 years, both brands hold leading market positions among authentic Hispanic food products.
Located on southside of Chicago,
Work in a private equity environment,
Report directly to CEO and be part of a small senior management team,
Work in a small company environment (~50 employees) and be a hands-on team player, managing 2 clerical staff and an office manager,
Get involved in more than just accounting, including interacting with the company’s investors, lenders, external auditors, HR and IT!
Specific Responsibilities include:
Manage daily cash needs of the business, including A/P, A/R, inventory and production control and GL.
Manage process of providing the appropriate levels of credit to customers and ensure timely collection of accounts receivable.
Prepare timely bank and account reconciliations and financial reporting packages.
Develop a documented system of accounting controls, policies and procedures, such as controls around cash collections and disbursements.
Prepare annual budget and analyze variances, including profitability by product line and customer and propose actions to improve performance.
Analyze cost of sales focusing on direct material and direct labor.
Establish and monitor key performance indicators for the business.
Risk Management, Compliance, IT:
Comply with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings, including all employee-related matters.
Monitor and report debt payments and covenant compliance.
Prepare and lead external annual audit with CPA firm.
Negotiate and structure arrangements with vendors.
Manage all human resource matters and employee benefit plans, payroll and insurance programs.
Manage and maximize use of the information systems.
A bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.
10+ yearsof financial management experience.
Strong cost accounting experience within a multi-product manufacturing environment.
Experience with QuickBooks a plus.
ERP/MRP experience highly desired.
Fluency in Spanish desirable.
From: Miller Cooper