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Controller

  • Ref: 298517
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Edison, NJ
  • Industry: Food Wholesale Distributors
  • Job Level: Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

Seeking a highly motivated Regional Operations Finance Controller to join the team. The manager partners closely with senior management levels.  This role acts as a trusted leader who assists in a cross-functional capacity to align strategic goals with operational performance – helping to shape both long term goals and the path towards realization.  Key qualities for the role require critical thinking, strong communications, follow-up, and a continuous improvement mindset. 

Job Duties

  • Accounting and business partner that can help grow and support the business, supporting operations and driving efficiencies
  • Responsible for financial oversight of five locations along the east coast, report to the CFO in NJ
  • Interpret and summarize results of financial analysis and make recommended solutions
  • Perform analysis of the drivers of business growth (internal and external). Develop recommendations to maximize growth opportunities with a short and long term perspective
  • Work with business leaders to build and maintain financial budgets and forecasts with weekly tracking.  Call out risks and opportunities based on actuals to aid in tactical decision making
  • Support senior management in data gathering and analysis for short and long-term action plans as well as various financial analyses on profit improvement opportunities and initiatives
  • Actively perform ad hoc financial and operational analysis on profit improvement opportunities and initiatives, sales trends and projections, etc.
  • Evaluate capital projects, identify facility solutions and create capacity analysis and ROIs. 
  • Experience with technology in a distribution environment
  • (Warehouse management, Transportation/Routing,Inventory Control, Accounts Payable/back office automation)

Experience & Skills Required

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree, in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline.
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in accounting/finance in manufacturing or distribution companies
  • Excellent command of EXCEL (PIVOTS, V/H LOOKUPS) and POWERPOINT
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage rigid reporting deadlines
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, with all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter personality and excellent time-management skills
  • Regional travel up to 20%

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