Controller

Location: Topeka, KS
Date Posted: 05-04-2018
Company: Topeka Country Club
Position: Controller
Job Classification: Exempt
Reporting Relationship: President/COO
 
Primary Accountability:
The Controller is responsible for managing and leading Topeka Country Club’s (“TCC”) on-site accounting functions to ensure proper fiscal management, timely and accurate reporting and analysis. The Controller is also responsible for financial planning, budgeting and cash management for TCC.
 
Major Duties:
  • Prepares, reviews and reconciles all monthly financial statements including the income statement as well as the forecast and balance sheets.
  • Properly greets TCC Members and guests by having knowledge of their names.
  • Provides analysis and feedback to the President/COO regarding the monthly financial reports.
  • Identifies areas for financial and operational improvements and coordinates improvements with the President/COO.
  • Collaborates with department heads to investigate, review and analyze the variance explanations and ensures explanations are well written and explained. Advises the President/COO of recommended corrective actions.
  • Manages troubleshooting for respective property cost controls and revenue enhancements.
  • Prepares and reviews monthly property financial forecasts with appropriate property personnel.
  • Reviews historical and projected cash flows and takes appropriate action to ensure TCC’s cash flow is properly managed.
  • Provides career coaching to TCC’s on-site finance staff.
  • Creates and conducts customized evaluations, career planning sessions and cooperative goal setting in collaboration with the President/COO.
  • Assists the President/COO with recruitment, hiring and training for TCC’s accounting and finance employees.
  • Provides knowledge to help develop a “service culture” among the accounting and finance personnel.
  • Assists with preparing the property budgets, capital budgets and business plans.
  • Ensures accuracy and timely completion of TCC’s budgets by their respected due dates.
  • Assists with the preparation and final review of TCC’s annual business plan.
  • Reviews the internal and external audit reports and assists in any corrective action necessary.
  • Completes the year-end audit process which includes reviewing and approving all reconciliations, coordinating audit visits, responding to requests and monitoring and approving the final audit process.
  • Collaborates with department heads to identify areas for revenue enhancements, cost savings, process improvement, improved communication flow and/or the necessity for documentation of policies and procedures.
  • Attends meetings when required and responds to questions in a timely and professional manner.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the President.
 
Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and related experience in the hospitality industry is required.  A combination of experience and education may be accepted in lieu of a degree as determined by TCC.
  • At least 3-5 years of work related experience as a Controller or in hospitality finance is required.
  • Intermediate computer and word processing skills, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is required.
  • Knowledge of Jonas accounting system is preferred.
  • Knowledge of employment practices and related laws, regulations and standards.
  • Knowledge of recruitment, hiring and training of accounting and finance staff.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, present information and respond to questions, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to analyze data or information by identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Ability to organize, multi-task, plan and set priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment with a strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of TCC.
  • Demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations.
 
Physical Demands:
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read computer screens and mail.
  • Ability to unpack and move supplies up to 30 pounds.
 
Work Environment:
  • Work long hours during the summer months.
  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting
  • Interaction with TCC staff and members.
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