Controller

Employer
Feeser's Food Distributors
Location
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Posted
Jun 21, 2024
Closes
Jun 26, 2024
Ref
2779860271
Work Mode
Work from office
Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Corporate
SUMMARY: The Controller is responsible for financial planning and analysis function, oversees accounting operations, manages the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions, manages the vendor rebate management process, and oversees the HR department. A key focus is planning and managing a formal budgeting process. Additionally, the controller is responsible for reviewing current accounting processes and making recommendations to improve operational efficiencies. The controller must have advanced communication, technology, analytical, and management skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Provide comprehensive financial updates to senior management by evaluating, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data points
  • Assist with guiding financial decisions by applying company policies and procedures to the current economic landscape
  • Develop, implement, document, and maintain financial controls and guidelines with a focus on offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes
  • Oversee a formal budgeting process and assist with the achievement of budgeting goals with proper scheduling, analysis, and corrective action
  • Help support short and long-term operational strategies
  • Monitor all accounts for budgetary purposes at the departmental level and overall corporate level and conduct regular meetings with the department leaders
  • Track financial and operating performance benchmarks, budgets, program monitoring, and reporting standards on a monthly and annual basis
  • Enforce internal controls along with the accounting manager to maximize the protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflows
  • In conjunction with our technology leaders, assist with the evaluation of the effectiveness of accounting software and supporting databases
  • Assist the department leaders with financial analysis as it relates to capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Manage tax compliance and liaise with tax advisors
  • Monitor cash flow, working capital, and liquidity to ensure financial stability
  • Lead and motivate the HR team to ensure they provide high-quality services and support to the employees and managers
  • Develop and implement HR policies, procedures, and programs that align with the company's vision, mission, and values
  • Oversee the recruitment, selection, onboarding, training, development, performance management, and retention of staff
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to employment, labor, benefits, and safety
  • Manage employee relations and handle any issues or grievances that arise
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and collaboration with all levels of the organization
  • Provide strategic guidance and advice to the senior management on HR matters and best practices
  • Monitor and analyze HR metrics and trends and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Manage the HR budget and allocate resources efficiently
  • Foster a positive and inclusive work culture that reflects the company's values and goals


SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Proficient in accounting software and Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel including advanced proficiency in Excel, including the use of pivot tables, VLOOKUP, macros, and data analysis tools
  • Knowledgeable of GAAP and other relevant accounting standards and regulations
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to present financial data clearly and concisely
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and accurate in preparing and reviewing financial reports and statements
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Experience in food distribution or related industry preferred
  • Familiarity with inventory management, cost accounting, and logistics best practices
  • Ability to adapt to changing business needs and priorities
  • Ethical, professional, and committed to maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to cope with stress, fatigue, and emotional situations


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or Business Administration required
  • Supervisory or management experience required
  • Ten years or more of related experience is required; wholesale distribution experience preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation preferred


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods and use a computer, keyboard, mouse, calculator, and other office equipment
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and hear clearly and effectively
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, or pull up to 25 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently

    DESCRIPTION OF EMPLOYER: Founded in 1901, Feeser's, Inc. is a family owned and operated full-line foodservice distributor located in Harrisburg, PA servicing the Mid-Atlantic region. Feeser's provides an expansive offering of dry, refrigerated, and frozen products to a diverse customer base comprised of restaurants, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, and other institutions.

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