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INTERIM - Unit Controller

Company: Centerplate
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Job Description:

We are currently seeking an INTERIMUnit Controllerfor the Centerplate operations atthe Pasadena Convention Center.Just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles, the Pasadena Convention Center offers easy access to all Southern California airports and to 2,500 local hotel rooms'1,200 within walking distance. Steps away from local shopping, theaters, golf, museums and gardens paired with flexible packages and offerings allow Pasadena Convention Center to be one of the most sought after meeting locations on the West Coast.The Pasadena Convention Center received LEED Gold Certification, making it one of the greenest convention centers in North America.Founded in 1929, Centerplate, powered by Sodexo, serves as a leading provider of hospitality services to North America's premier sports facilities, convention centers, and entertainment venues. Centerplate's primary services include: food and beverage / catering services, specialty retail management, and design services. Serving over 170 venues and 100 million guests annually, Centerplate is an integral partner to clients across a broad list of end markers, including: professional sports, convention centers, college athletics, ski resorts, minor league sports, attractions, and theaters, among others. "Making it better to be there since 1929."TMPrincipal Function:The Unit Controller takes direct responsibility for the financial affairs of the unit by overseeing cash management and credit transactions, general ledger entries, tax and compliance, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, as well as financial analysis and reporting.With guidance from the Corporate Office and under direction of the Regional Controller, the Unit Controller will work in close partnership with the General Manager and will play a key leadership role in running an efficient, effective, and profitable food and beverage operation.The Unit Controller will partner with the operations team and other department heads to ensure the development, implementation and enforcement of Centerplate's standards for accuracy, efficiency, quality and financial performance.Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maximize Centerplate's revenue and operational excellence through implementation and oversight of systems and policies related to accounting and finance operations.
  • Contribute to the efficient operation of the business unit by partnering with General Manager and key department heads in providing information, insight, analysis and recommendations to maximize revenues and profits.
  • Contribute to goal of making Centerplate #1 in Event Hospitality and the #1 Employer of Choice through personal commitment and leading by example.Qualifications/Skills:
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent work experience.
    • 5 years' work experience as a Controller or in a lead accounting/finance role.
    • Extensive experience with food and beverage operations, to include banquet, catering and/or concessions operations, bar procedures, sanitation requirements, alcohol compliance and regulatory issues affecting food service.
    • Excellent knowledge of EXCEL/ACCESS and Microsoft Office Suite software, A/P, A/R, Payroll, G/L and cash handling; Lawson experience is highly desired.
    • Proven ability to work with all levels of staff and management.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Initiative in identifying and resolving problems timely and effectively.
    • Ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to promote and participate in team environment concepts.
    • Ability to understand written and oral direction and to communicate same with others.
    • Self-starter who can work independently and on several tasks/projects simultaneously, and who can contribute to functional areas of the business outside of the finance area.
    • Initiative in identifying and resolving problems timely and effectively.
    • Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles, to include Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Strong ability to analyze financial data and prepare ad-hoc financial reports, statements and projections as needed
    • Oversee daily Accounting/Payroll clerk duties to include recruiting, payroll and basic HR needs.Other requirements include but are not limited to:Subject to wet floors, temperature extremes and excessive noise; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight; must be able to maneuver in an often tightly-quartered environment.Centerplate is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

Keywords: Centerplate, Pasadena , INTERIM - Unit Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Pasadena, Texas

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