Operations Controller

Gate Gourmet - Chantilly, VA

The Operations Controller is responsible for overseeing financial reporting, analysis, and control of a defined area (revenue in excess of $50M).

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Financial Reporting

Responsible for Unit by Unit financial reporting process including month-end reporting, budgets, and interim forecasts.
Support Unit managers in generating business plan and budget submissions.


Ensure corporate policies and procedures are adhered to at Units.
Identify control weaknesses and implement cost control initiatives.
Test internal control procedures at Units and interaction with headquarters and outsource companies:
Accounts Payable – end to end AP process controls with Datamatics, per AP Manual
Billing – quality of direct data entry at Units and hand-off to Central Billing
Payroll – control around Kronos time & attendance, quality of input to Ultipro
General Ledger – monitoring SAP transactions in line with SAP Unit Controlling Manual

Analysis and Performance Driving

Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to track material and labor costs by Unit.
Analyze financial trends, define and initiate corrective measures.
Drive Unit productivity goals through regular Continuous Improvement reviews with General Managers and Process Owners.
Assist Unit in planning labor based on forecasted business changes.

Customer Profitability

Review pricing proposals for customers and assist Area VP in pricing decisions
Assist the Units in maintaining effective analysis of profit and loss by customer


BS/BA degree in Finance or Accounting (preferred)

Work Experience:
7 years of experience in a related field
Broad knowledge of finance, controlling, and cash management

Language / Communication Skills:
Effective oral and written communication skills

Job Dimensions

Type of Employment: Full-time

Travel %: 10%

gategroup Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job:
Thinking – Information Search and analysis & problem resolution skills
Engaging – Understanding others, Team Leadership and Developing People
Inspiring – Influencing and building relationships, Motivating and Inspiring, Communicating effectively
Achieving – Delivering business results under pressure, Championing Performance Improvement and Customer Focus

Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position

Employees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone:

We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity
We communicate and keep each other informed
We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellence as a team
We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details
We foster an environment of accountability , take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes
We do what we say we will do, when we say we are going to do it
We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someone’s day better

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

gategroup is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status or other category under applicable law.

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