Corporate Controller

Catering By Michael's Morton Grove , IL 60053

Posted 2 months ago


The Corporate Controller will perform a strategic role for the company as a financial leader and will help drive organizational change and ensure profitable growth. While keenly overseeing the overall accounting process, the successful Corporate Controller will play a key role in developing and implementing financial procedures to maintain and improve the financial health of Catering By Michaels. As head of the accounting department this role provides leadership in a cross functional environment to ensure that all employees who are involved in accounting and human resources have the training, guidance, and support to ensure excellent execution of the CBM Brand. The Corporate Controller must be able to manage Catering By Michaels external accounting firm (EAF), be highly motivated and flexible, a self-starter, be extremely accurate, be quality focused, have a passion for food, and be able to handle multiple deadline pressures.


  • Manage all aspects of accounting; billing, accounts receivable, revenue recognition, payroll, accounts payable, general ledger, budgeting, tax compliance, inventory accounting, financial statements, and various special analyses

  • Comply with all local, state, and federal laws regarding finances, tax filings, and reporting. Ensure company complies with all additional legal and regulatory requirements

  • Improve the timeliness of financial reporting and the quality of business planning, budgeting, and financial analysis; facilitate the development of robust financial analytics and metrics

  • Enter vendor invoices and issue timely payment to vendors

  • Reconcile vendor statements to ensure accuracy of payments made and to capture credits

  • Track and audit all usage of company credit cards

  • Import time & attendance data into payroll and process all adjustments in compliance with company requirements

  • Monitor banking activities of the company to include monthly bank account and general ledger reconciliation

  • Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the company's needs

  • Administer all employee benefit programs offered by the company to include insurance and 401k. Manage the vendors providing these programs

  • Manage the companies external accounting firm

  • Assist in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage incentives, commissions, and salaries for all departments staff

  • Oversee the maintenance contracts and vendors for all fixed assets

  • Partner with Operations and IT vendor to improve business intelligence

  • Conducts performance evaluations and provides feedback to accounting and HR personnel. Maintains team results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies

  • Serves as member of Senior Leadership Team, acts as Manager on Duty (when required) and works with other management personnel to establish and implement service standards to achieve maximum profitability and efficiency

  • Complies with all workplace health and safety requirements, including any department specific training regarding equipment and procedures

  • Performs other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration with an emphasis in Accounting

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license with strong GAAP/IFRS technical knowledge

  • 5 to 10 years of relevant experience, preferably in a hospitality or food business

  • Experience using Sage100 ERP

  • Knowledge of Caterease and CostGuard or similar systems

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Previous experience as a supervisor or manager

  • Proven ability to partner with and influence others in a multi team environment

  • Ability to become a trusted partner to other departments and Operations team

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, quickly evolving organization

  • Eager to take on new challenges

  • Strong customer focus

  • Strong oral and written presentation skills

  • Impeccable analytical and organizational skills


Travel is minimal. When necessary travel will be primarily local during the business day.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands, and occasionally reach with hands and arms to lift office products and supplies up to 30 pounds.

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