• Unit Controller 3

    Location US-AZ-PHOENIX
    System ID
    77185
    Category
    Finance
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
    Full-Time
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo is seeking a highly experienced Controller 3 to be part of the management team at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Christian University is a small faith based university nested in the heart of Phoenix, AZ with roughly 600 undergraduate students.  The Controller will manage all accounting and financial matters at the account; have oversight and provide direction on annual budgeting process and period close; be responsible for analyzing data, creation, delivery and presentation of client specific financial reports as needed; Perform trend analysis to assist decision making.  If selected, you will participate in continuous process improvements for increasing revenues and decreasing costs.

    RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE for this opportunity!  

     

    Is this opportunity right for you?

    The diversity of Sodexo’s client services means that your financial career can grow in a variety of directions. Whether you want to support corporate finances or support unit-level financials, you can build your career based on your interests in the varied services Sodexo offers its clients.

     

    The ideal Contoller 3 will 

    • be a seasoned finance/accounting professional with similar volume, with strong fundamentals with P & L accounts -including financial reporting, accruals, audits, budgeting and analyzing business trends, trending / tracking and financial computer applications.
    • have a strong financial background in a University or large corporate environment and experience handling with multiple budgets.
    • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to present with clarity in an organized manner and have a high attention to detail.
    • Have highly developed analytical skills and very engaged in the financial status of the account.
    • Familiarity with unit operations are highly desired.
    • Be proficient with computer applications – database, software, interfacing and reconciling with the university.
    • have an undergraduate degree in business or a quantitative discipline (accounting or finance preferred), with a minimum of five years related work experience in operations or finance; and
    • have an Operations background (preferable) with the ability to demonstrate a firm understanding of fundamental operational and quantitative analysis principles.

     

    Ideally an internal Sodexo finance professional would be preferred, however, would consider someone outside of contract food management who has managed high volume, multi-unit, multimillion dollar accounts within the food or hospitality industry.

    Position Summary

    Manages all accounting and financial matters for large multi-size national account or a large complex single location account
    Key Duties
    - Examine Unit financial records to verify details of recorded transactions. Examine financial records to verify details of recorded transactions. Analyze and interpret budgeting trends.
    - Assist in the implementation of corrective action plans developed during an audit. Assist in the monthly/quarterly/year-end close process to ensure accuracy and integrity of results at the unit/district/region/division level. Plan or assist in planning annual or project-specific budgets
    - Generate special reports and respond to data requests from management. Prepare and review reports and other written documentation. Actively listen to concerns and requests of customers and strategic partners, which helps to identify their needs and requirements and to resolve their problems.
    - Perform unit audits. Perform ad hoc financial analysis for Unit/District management. Participate in the audit process, including assisting in identifying and resolving audit-related issues.
    - Conduct training on internal controls. Train accountants and field in contract interpretation, accounting procedures, system applications, and other areas
    - Provide Unit management with recommendations for action and/or modifications to financial procedures, plans, and controls. Provide support to GM's/DM's/RVP's/DVP's in order to ensure accurate results and help improve profitability. Provide support in resolving client billing issues, and managing and collecting receivables.
    - Ensure accuracy and timeliness of financial data and statistics, including operating and administrative budgets. Ensure that assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses for responsibility area are accurately reported and accounted. Ensure audits address areas of concern relative to the goals, performance objectives, and impact of economic, financial, and managerial programs in conformance with Company policies and procedures.
    - Interact with Buffalo FSC and clients to resolve invoicing and payment/remittance issues.
    - Maintain records and reports necessary to comply with Company, government, and accrediting agency standards, regulations, and codes.
    - Driving the zero harm mindset

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement – Associate's Degree

    Basic Functional Experience – 2 years in accounting, finance or a related field


    Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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