Controller – PE Backed Company – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Seeking: Senior controller executive for company currently with 137 store locations generating revenues of $350 million. The Company is backed by a private equity firm with $2 billion under management.

Candidate should have significant experience in financial accounting, reporting and analysis with franchise and/or restaurant industry experience. CPA preferred. Familiarity with Great Plains general ledger a plus.

Position reports directly to Chief Financial Officer and works closely with leadership team including CEO, COO, CAO, and Board.

Major responsibilities include day-to-day management of financial operations and team of 15+ focused on financial reporting and control, business analysis, tax, payroll, compliance with permits and licenses: capital expenditures analysis and control; cash management; and interaction with field operators, investors, Board and lenders.

Financing and Analysis
Business and financial analysis of trends and communication of such to field and upper management
Calculations of leveraged loan financial covenants and restrictions
Cash flow management of operations and efficiency of treasury processes
Managing and evaluating major capital expenditure proposals
Leadership
Experience with field operations reporting and interaction
Ability to build/manage first class team with strong reporting, analytical and tax capabilities
Ability to lead change management initiatives in culture, process, thinking, and management style
Strong communication skills – oral and written
Strong people skills – managing alignment and inherent conflicts between finance and operations

Financial Reporting
Ability to build user-friendly executive financial reports and dashboards, as business requires daily, weekly and monthly metrics in clear, transparent format
Experience with Board reporting package preparation and presentation
Interaction with independent auditors on technical accounting and tax issues
Year End and Quarterly reporting
Tax filing and compliance – Federal and multi state tax jurisdictions
Experience in budgeting, re-forecasting of earnings and cash flows/cash requirements

Acquisitions – Analysis and Integration
Senior Controller will be a participant on acquisition team with focus on due diligence reviews of accounting controls of target. Experience/ability to integrate acquisitions into financial and reporting systems as well as lead and oversee operational considerations including permits, licenses, banking, credit card and other processes.

Location: Atlanta or Lincoln, NB
Total Package: 200K plus

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