Controller

Little Caesars - Detroit, MI3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $84,000 - $110,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits
At Little Caesars, we want to be everyday heroes to our customers by making their lives easier. We strive to be HOT-N-READY with perfectly made pizzas, where and when they need us. Ready for their little league teams – whether they win or lose. Ready for their first sleepover or their next all-nighter, romantic date nights and work extra late nights. Birthdays, Tuesdays, or any day when they need something good.

For our store crews, field employees, corporate colleagues, and everyone who is a part of the Little Caesars family -- service isn’t what we do, it’s who we are.

The Retail Controller oversees daily and periodic accounting/general ledger activities and provide analytical accounting support for the Company’s operations. Work to develop annual operating budgets, financial statements and support period end close. Provide financial support and ensure that all controls are maintained for cash receipts, fixed assets and accounts payable. Develop financial projects to assist management in creating short-and long-term financial goals and strategies.

Key Responsibilities:
Oversee daily accounting activities while providing financial support that contributes or ensures accuracy in financial decisions.
Manage a team responsible for ensuring all financial activities are performed and deadlines are met.
Responsible for effectively coaching, training and developing staff.
Manage period end closing tasks including journal entries, account analysis and reconciliation.
Monitor and analyze costs and capital expenditures prior to reviewing and issuing purchase orders while ensuring the proper purchasing procedures are followed.
Prepare and review account reconciliations while monitoring for potential variances.
Work with operations and senior management in the development and monitoring of annual budgets and periodic forecasts.
Review and approve Accounts Payable checks to ensure all policies and procedures are being followed.
Maintain open communication through regular phone calls and meetings with Company Operations to provide support for all financial issues.
Review sales and use tax calculations; ensure all sales and use tax payments are accurately remitted on a timely basis
Responsible for ensuring Company financial practices are in compliance with applicable government and other regulatory agency requirements.
Analyze financial statements on a periodic basis and advise on trends or areas for improvement.
Provide training in a variety of financial concepts to a variety of audiences.
Work with vendors to improve/maintain service levels while reducing costs.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in corporate accounting, including general ledger, journal entries, financial analysis and other financial activity.
Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience that includes performance management, coaching, development and training.
Solid understanding of business practices and GAAP.
Evidence of ability to work with mathematical concepts and to apply concepts to daily accounting activities.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office software (including advanced proficiency in Excel), and working knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
Demonstrated organization, time management and planning skills with evidence of ability to handle multiple deadline-oriented responsibilities.
Highly developed communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to communicate complex financial concepts to a variety of audiences.
Evidence of highly developed analytical and decision-making skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
CPA or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
Experience working with Oracle.

Little Caesars offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical/dental/prescription coverage, 401k with company match, on-site child care, adoption benefits, free parking and exciting sports and entertainment perks! In addition to Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, and a variety of venues within these entities.