CONTROLLER, OPERATIONS - University of Memphis, TN

at Compass Group, North America in MEMPHIS, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Posted Date: Sep 15, 2021

At Chartwells Higher Education, people are at the core of our business. Together we build innovative food service concepts and serve fresh, local and nutritious meals at over 270 college campuses across the country. Twice named the Fastest Growing Brand by Nation’s Restaurant News, at Chartwells we take pride in creating opportunities for associates to grow their careers and achieve their development goals within the company.

Job Summary

Join Chartwells at the University of Memphis as an Operations Controller for the unit.

Working as an Operations Controller you will be responsible for the accounting activity within an assigned account(s) and assisting the Regional Director of Finance with all aspects of the financial activities that occur within the region.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Oversees all cash handling procedures

+ Performs reconciliation and analysis for several balance sheet accounts

+ Analyzes financial results for both internal and external use

+ Tracks and maintains monthly P/L and balance sheet activity

+ Develops forecasts and budgets, identifying risks and opportunities

+ Reviews general ledger and balance sheets

+ Resolves various accounting/reconciliation issues

+ Completes financial reports: monthly, quarterly and annual reports, including but not limited to monthly and fiscal close, internal and external audit reporting; manages report preparation and distribution

+ Maintains inventory and cost control procedures

+ Partner with campus leadership on budget variances

+ Performs administration of Payroll and Human Resources

+ Performs related duties and special projects as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred, or equivalent professional experience

+ A minimum of five years’ experience with revenue control, financial reporting and cash handling responsibilities

+ Accounting experience in foodservice or retail industry required, foodservice operations experience a plus

+ Ability to prepare monthly financial statements, key metric reports, budgets, forecasts, cash flow projections and analyses

+ Adept at planning, organizing and controlling complex processes as well as analyzing moderately complex financial information

+ Experience with POS, cash and credit card reports

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Skilled at managing multiple priorities and relationships

+ Computer skills: proficient in Microsoft Office with a concentration in Excel

+ Strong analytical and organizational skills

+ Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

+ Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical behavior

Apply to Chartwells Higher Education today!

Chartwells Higher Education is a member of Compass Group USA

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)

Associates at Chartwells Higher Ed are offered many fantastic benefits.

+ Medical

+ Dental

+ Vision

+ Life Insurance/ AD

+ Disability Insurance

+ Retirement Plan

+ Paid Time Off

+ Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)

+ Associate Shopping Program

+ Health and Wellness Programs

+ Discount Marketplace

+ Identity Theft Protection

+ Pet Insurance

+ Commuter Benefits

+ Employee Assistance Program

+ Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID: 894331

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Job Posting: JC192595593

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Oct 01, 2021