Highly successful Midwest based restaurant Company is looking for a Controller for its flagship concept Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano and its new Mexican concept Ancho & Agave.
This is an outstanding career opportunity for a talented and highly motivated accounting professional. This dynamic team player will have 4-6 years of Controller experience for a small to medium size company and 10 years of overall accounting experience. Our Controller is critical to the success of our restaurant operations. The position is responsible for the accounting operations of the Company including, but not limited to, the compilation of financial reports, maintenance of accounting systems and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the Company's reported financial results and ensure that financial statements comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
The ideal candidate is able to communicate and work closely with various department heads and restaurant staff, including VPs, Directors, Managers, Managing Partners, General Managers, Chef Partners and Chefs to research and resolve discrepancies when they occur.
*Qualified candidates must be able to relocate to Central Illinois for
this unique opportunity!*
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Manage all accounting operations including the Company's financial statements, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance, and various special analysis
Responsible for accounting staff of 4 – 6
Prepare and distribute timely period financial statements for both concepts
Manage annual close process for both concepts
Supervise daily routine accounting processes such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, recording payroll, cash management and recording journal entries
Manage and process cash flow analysis
Manage and comply with local, State and Federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
Track and maintain financial period P/L and balance sheet activity
Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting
Perform reconciliation and analysis for various balance sheet accounts
Monitor internal controls to ensure compliance with Company policies and procedures
Coordinate year-end financial statement audit
Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
Work closely with external CPA firm in the preparation of State and Federal tax returns
Ability to handle multiple priorities, meet tight deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
Strong organizational skills, along with an attention-to-detail and a high degree of accuracy
Unquestionable level of integrity
Strong work ethic and ability to operate independently
Self-starter with a positive attitude
Multi-state experience preferred
Accounting: 10 years
Previous experience as a Controller
2+ years of experience in the hospitality industry
Strong computer skills and proficiency in relevant accounting software - MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PP) experience with Saga 300 ERP a plus
Strong budgeting, financial analysis and financial forecasting skills required
Multiple entity experience (Preferred)
Strong relationship management, verbal and written communication and strategic thinking & analytical skills
Compensation and Benefits:
Very competitive base salary
Quarterly bonus program
Short-term and long-term disability insurance
401K with a match
And more …
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
Biaggi’s is a casual Italian restaurant offering an extensive selection of house-made and imported pastas, soups & salads, pizza, seafood, steaks and desserts. Large portions of affordably priced menu selections are prepared with the freshest ingredients available and served in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. We offer an extensive list of affordably priced wines from around the world, including Italy and the United States.
“We believe strongly in providing exceptional service and make it our goal to ensure that each guest leaves with the feeling they have received the highest level of personal attention.”
We invite the entire family to enjoy the Biaggi’s experience. A full Kids Menu is available and children are always welcome. For larger groups, many of the locations include a private event room and wine room, the perfect settings to make any gathering an event to remember.