Location Farmers Branch
Date Posted April 23, 2020
Job ID 10426
Employment Type Direct Hire

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Job Description:

We are assisting our Farmers Branch, TX client in a search for an experienced Controller. This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will have cross-functional interactions across the organization. The Controller should be a results-driven leader and action oriented. This position is directly responsible for all accounting functions and will manage the period and quarterly accounting close process and ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP.


  • Oversee the operations of the Accounting department, including general ledger, revenue assurance, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets and sales and property tax.
  • Direct the timely preparation of GAAP based monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements for multiple legal entities with accompanying intercompany reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Present financials to executive leadership and work with multiple department heads to support key business initiatives.
  • Create and maintain a documented system of accounting policies & procedures, journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Manage external audits (financial and tax) and coordinate the provision of information of audit requests.
  • Monitor debt levels, compliance with debt covenants and prepare lender-required financial reporting and compliance packages.
  • Perform quarterly balance sheet reviews and ensure reconciliations are performed each period.
  • Active participation in acquisition opportunities and subsequent integration activities and purchase accounting.
  • Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly cash flow reporting and forecasts.
  • Ensure financial systems are optimized to enable efficient and timely reporting and analysis.
  • Review income tax, state tax, property tax, payroll tax and sales/franchise tax returns for timely filing and compliance.
  • Establish and monitor accounting policies and procedures to ensure a strong internal control environment.
  • Implement new accounting standards (revenue recognition standard ASC606, lease accounting).


  • 10+ years of finance, accounting and tax experience, preferably in multi-location quick service restaurant (QSR) industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in Accounting, CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, what if analysis, financial modeling, etc.).
  • Experience managing external audits and the procedures supporting issuing audited financial statements.
  • Track record of process improvements.
  • Uncompromised ethical standards and integrity.
  • Sage X3 experience a plus.

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