Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Divisional Controller

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Primary Posting Location : Address
    18100 Von Karman Avenue Suite 1000
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Irvine
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    CA
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-164070
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
  • Summary

    Divisional 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. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Reviews and posts monthly journal entries for fulfillment and collateral services division.
    • Completes year-end closing and assists in directing annual physical inventory observation.
    • Generates and distributes detailed financial statements to management on a monthly basis in accordance with GAAP.
    • Researches and responds to income statement inquiries as needed with complete explanations and supporting schedules.
    • Assists with ERP post-implementation tasks and problem resolution as needed.
    • Prepares rolling forecast and bridge explanations for variances from prior forecast, budget, and prior year.
    • Provides financial analysis for Operations monthly and/or as requested.
    • Supervise and direct the work of approximately 2 accounting staff. 

    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.
    • 5+ years of supervisory experience.
    • Public accounting experience or prior employment with public or medium to large audited companies
    • CPA or CPA candidate preferred. 
    • Microsoft Dynamics AX experience a plus.
    • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment.
    • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines.
    • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills including pivot tables, Vlookups and strong keyboard commands
    • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web-browsers 

    Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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.

     

    Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Responsibilities

    Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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 or 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.\

     

    Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes.  Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

    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 Solutions. 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 Solutions 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, Advantage Solutions 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.

     

    Advantage Solutions 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.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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