Controller - Hospitality

Anaheim, CA 92808

Company Industry: Finance & Accounting Job Number: JN -062019-37095 Salary: $130,000 - $150,000 Experience Level: Executive Level Job Function: Finance and Accounting
We are recruiting a Controller for one of our top restaurant and hospitality clients in Anaheim, CA. The Controller will lead a small team of accounting professionals and provide guidance to executive leadership in all matters relating to the financial operation of the company. The ideal Controller candidate must have a strong restaurant-industry background along with exceptional leadership skills.

Controller Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for all accounting operations of the company and its various entities
  • Ensure the accuracy of the company's reporting of financial results
  • Perform ME, QE, and YE closings and reporting
  • Oversee AR and AP
  • Ensure compliance with all company, federal, state, and local laws
  • Ability to bring clarity, simplicity, and accuracy when working with executive leadership and other team members
  • Prepare all periodic financial reporting for each business entity, including but not limited to Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement
  • Coordinate and oversee all audit activities
  • Manage accounting staff

Controller Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics required
  • 5+ years' financial management experience in the private sector required, including demonstrated leadership of an accounting department
  • 5+ years' restaurant industry experience highly preferred
  • CPA, CMA, and/or MBA preferred
  • Strong ERP system skills (e.g., Sage MAS, MS Great Plains)
  • Strong experience with Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent hospitality, leadership, and teamwork skills
  • Strong organizational, communication, and time management skills

Controller Compensation:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Bonus potential up to 20%
  • PTO, Sick Time, & Paid Holidays
  • Insurance Plan
  • 401k
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we do not discriminate against qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records.

Jay Wright
Senior Recruiter

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  • Jay Wright joined Goodwin Recruiting in April 2018. 
  • Jay is originally from Montgomery, Alabama.  
  • He attended Auburn University where he received a BSBA in Accounting.  
  • Jay was a Controller for ten years in the Manufacturing and Food Service Industry.  
  • He has been an active recruiter in Finance and Accounting for the last six years.  
  • In his spare time, Jay loves spending time and traveling with his wife and son. He enjoys competitive bass fishing. 
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