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Advantage Solutions Divisional Controller in Irvine, California

Summary

Division Controller

Advantage Solutions is looking for a detailed and results-driven Divisional Controller to join the corporate team at our Irvine headquarters. The Divisional Controller is responsible for accounting, budgeting and financial reporting for an assigned division, office or market. The ideal candidate will ensure the application of accounting principles and practices, demonstrating excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate will have experience with full cycle accounting experience combined with exceptional financial analysis skills within organizations that have a minimum of $100 million in revenue. This is an opportunity for an individual to take their accounting career to the next level at Advantage Solutions, one of the largest sales and marketing agencies in the North America. Apply Today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Lead month-end close process for the division(s): produce GAAP financial reports by reviewing Journal Entries and Account Reconciliations, as well as owning the revenue recognition process.

  • Work with team to improve accounting processes and ensure deadlines are met with accordance with company calendar.

  • Analyze monthly results (variance/flux explanations) for revenue and profits and prepare support for the board commentary and analysis. Also review results with division management to discuss corrective actions and/or trend changes.

  • Responsible for monthly forecast and annual budget process for departments/divisions. Identify risks/opportunities and provide variance explanations.

  • Provides financial analysis for Operations monthly and develop financial models for new business opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Inventory management and cost of sales reporting experience.

  • 8+ years of experience in General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Asset, and payroll.SOX compliance and revenue recognition.

  • Public accounting experience or prior work with public or medium to large audited companies

  • 5+ years of supervisory experience. CPA or CPA candidate preferred. Microsoft Dynamics AX experience a plus.

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines.

  • Flexibility for occasional travel (up to 20%)

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. ASM services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Divisional Controller is responsible for accounting, budgeting and financial reporting for an assigned division, office or market. Responsible for the supervision, support and direction of subordinates.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Makes journal entries as required to maintain accurate General Ledger and Balance Sheet for the division, office or market

  • Completes year-end closing. Generates and distributes Profit & Loss statements to management personnel on a monthly basis. Responds to income statement questions as needed.

  • Runs Activity Reports and distributes to managers on a monthly basis

  • Manages Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable before monthly closing

  • Assists with various accounting functions and problem resolution as needed

  • Responsible for Bank Reconciliation function

  • Interacts with Auditors at year-end

  • Ensures compliance with internal controls

  • Provides financial analysis for Operations monthly and/or as requested

  • Supervise and direct the work of subordinates

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.

  • Travel up to 5 - 10%

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level:

  • (Required): Bachelor's Degree o r equivalent experience

  • (Preferred): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Accounting or other related fields

  • 10+ years of experience in prior accounting/finance experience

  • 8+ years of experience in General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Asset, and payroll

  • 5-8 years of supervisory experience

  • Public Accounting Experience

  • CPA preferred

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures

  • Knowledge in an Accounting Software Package

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

  • Job costing knowledge preferred

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.

Additional Information Regarding ASM Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. ASM reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC. Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Primary Posting Location : City Irvine

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2019-218955

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

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