Location: Detroit, MI
Date Posted: 01-03-2019

Our client, an iconic Detroit restaurant chain, is currently seeking experienced restaurant Controller candidates for the Detroit Metro area. The Junior Controller position will be responsible for many financial decisions, including but not limited to month-end/year-end closing activities, financial reporting, AP, AR, payroll, bookkeeping, compliance, internal controls, risk management, audits, budgeting, forecasting and cash management.

As a key member of the finance organization, this position will have exposure to PEG and will work closely with the CFO, COO and Ops to establish process & controls to help the organization navigate through the expected growth.
This position is accountable for the accounting function of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance & supervision of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
This role includes the overall management of finances, but also revolves around outstanding communication and cooperation with executive-level management in a very entrepreneurial environment. The individual should be self-motivated, creative and proactive, to work successfully in a fast-paced growth environment.

  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures related to finances.
  • Manage all accounting operations including, but not limited to: A/R, A/P, General Ledger, Cost Accounting, and Revenue Recognition.
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget & financial forecasts and report
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements (Income Statement, Balance Sheets, statement of cash flows).
  • Coordinate the preparation and analysis of reporting packages and KPI’s for decision
  • Execute month-end and year-end close process.
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
  • Manage outsourced accounting function.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to strengthen and maintain a strong internal control environment.
  • Assist the CFO with quarterly BOD materials.
  • Prepare reports and decision-making analysis support.
  • Provide Treasury support to the CFO.
  • Additional Junior Controller duties as necessary.
  • Proven working experience in finance with controller-related duties & responsibilities.
  • 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
  • Experience with creating financial statements.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process.
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills.
  • Extremely sales-focused and ROI-centric mindset.
  • Experience with restaurants/retail preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity of software development and database administration a plus.
  • Candidates who have worked in an entrepreneurial environment are encouraged to apply!
  • $62k - $74k base salary, plus bonus
  • Highly competitive benefits package
  • Opportunity for growth for top performers
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