ARAMARK Senior Unit Controller - Higher Education in Brookings, South Dakota
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world's leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. We deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ+), DiversityInc, Equal Employment Publications and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more about working here at www.aramark.com/careers or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
As a Senior Controller, you will responsible for leading the account and supporting others within the region to ensure financial compliance. The Senior Controller will work directly with the District Manager, and the Regional Financial Director to enforce procedures that maximize profit by ensuring operational targets, internal control of inventories, cash, and equipment.
Requires demonstrated strong management and leadership skills
Good planning and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment
The ability to write reports, business correspondence, and lead presentations
Coach and mentor other controllers/assistant controllers and/or high potential accounting staff
Highly collaborative with District Manager, Directors, and Managers and communicate key levers to improve margins
Financial planning and analysis: create annual forecast/budget by venue, create weekly/monthly/annual financial reports
Drives Cash Flow, Cash and Banking, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable; Accountable for Fixed Assets and Capital Expenditures
Weekly/Monthly reporting - including analyzing and communicating to the corporation and operators, including targets with SMART actions
Audits/Contract Compliance - including Cash, Accounts Payable, SOX and working with internal corporate auditors
Meal Plans: oversees deferred income account(s) reconciliation, shares accountability of annual meal plan structure/rate increase, maintain patron management system balances as applicable
Maintain all financial records and reports in adherence with Aramark's Business Conduct Policy and all local, state, and federal regulations and codes
Train and develop finance and operations teams on financial acumen and policies
Client Communication - including systems, reporting, and changes to the program
Assist in operational support as needed with direction from District Manager/Regional Finance Director
Assist with non-controller accounts within the region to ensure financial compliance/accuracy and represent regional finance as needed
Support with retention and new business strategy, develop proformas, and presentations as needed within the region
Performs regional and account related duties as directed by the Regional Finance Director
Ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting/ MBA preferred
Minimum 5+ years of progressive financial experience required, including AP/AR, payroll, and P&L management
Budgeting, forecasting, financial cost control planning & analysis and monthly reporting experience is a must
Demonstrate ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer services is essential
Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work under strict deadlines are essential
Must be organized, demonstrate initiative and have ability to diagnose current state and achieve process improvement
Excellent Microsoft Excel skills required.
Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Aramark will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance ordinance.
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