Manager, Business Controller in Longwood, FL at Sears

Date Posted: 3/19/2021

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    Longwood, FL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 1003324BR
Employing Entity: Transform SR Home Improvement Products LLC
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Operations
Store ID: 24025: Sears Corporate Longwood FL

Manager, Business Controller

Under the direction of the Director, Business Controller, the Manager, Business Controller directly manages the accounts payable function of the Company, reports operational financial results and oversees the systems processes, records and policies necessary to comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the informational needs of management. In addition, the Assistant Controller assists the Controller with the management of the general ledger, payroll, accounts receivable and inventory functions of the Company, as needed.

  • Manage general ledger and accounts payable functions for an approx. $550M business via independent accounting system in subsidiary business;
  • Supervises a staff of 4 exempt and 13 non-exempt;
  • Manages the general ledger function which includes the following functions: fixed asset processing and reporting, balance sheet reconciliations, tax return preparation and reporting for state and local entities, journal entries including recurring entries and allocations, month-end and year-end processing, consolidated bills, inter-company transactions, maintaining chart of accounts and writing and maintaining reports in FRX.
  • Responsible for cash management and managing banking relationships and reconciliations for over 60 bank accounts;
  • Manages the accounts payable function which includes the following functions: subcontractor labor, T&E, materials for all product lines (HVAC, Kitchens, Windows, Doors, Cabinets, Garage Doors & Roofing), inventory materials (Siding), customer concessions and gift cards, car allowances, expense vendors (utilities, taxes, rent, office supplies, telephone, freight, marketing, etc), annual 1099 processing, vendor file maintenance, check issuance, electronic payments, credit applications, 3-way match, statement reconciliation, terms and discounts and some electronic invoicing.

Job Requirements

  • Direct the day-to-day operations of the accounts payable functions of the Company.
  • Directly manage 5 Accounts Payable specialist of the Company. Such supervision includes reviewing daily transactions, journal entries, establishing individual goals and conducting individual performance reviews.
  • Create accounting policies and procedures and implementing these policies and procedures company-wide as necessary.
  • Work closely with the information technology department to improve / streamline processes and create efficiencies.
  • Prepare financial statements, operational data and special reports as required.
  • Review balance sheet reconciliations no less than quarterly.
  • Manage the processing of labor and material for the HVAC product line.
  • Responsible for cash management function of the Company.
  • Execute cash disbursements for payment of corporate and divisional expenditures in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Company.
  • Directly responsible for general ledger and accounts payable month-end and year-end closing processes.
  • Prepare schedules with supporting documentation as needed for annual internal and external audits.
  • Prepares monthly estimates of vendor rebates and allocates rebates to divisions monthly.
  • Assist Controller with preparation for internal and external audit including preparation of schedules with supporting documentation and review of reconciliations.
  • Prepare and send flat file to SHC monthly.
  • Assumes other special activities, analysis and responsibilities as required.
  • Prepares and distributes financial statements including balance sheet
  • The incumbent maintains indirect responsibility for:
  • Accounts Receivable function of the Company.
  • Payroll function of the Company.
  • Inventory function of the Company.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant License
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience, preferably with a large company ($500M to $1B and up). Experience:
  • Working knowledge or manual and automated accounting systems, well developed financial analysis capabilities, and demonstrated ability to manage computer applications. Proven ability to recruit, train and motivate personnel in order to balance staffing strength with profitability and growth.
Role specific abilities/skills:
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Excel.
  • Minimum of 8 years accounting experience ideally gained through increasingly responsible positions within Finance and Accounting.


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