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Unit Controller 3

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Unit Description

Located in the City of Geneva and the Finger Lakes Region in Upstate New York, Hobart & William Smith Colleges (HWS) offers its 2300-2400 students opportunities in a highly recognized Liberal Arts education.  Sodexo Services, including Dining and Facilities, employs more than 200 full and part-time employees, union and non-union, on the campus of Hobart & William Smith Colleges with various departments including Dining & Facilities Services.  Both the Dining Services and Facilities departments function as Showcase operations within Sodexo. 



We are seeking a Unit Controller to join the Sodexo dining/facilities team at HWS! 


The Unit Controller is the lead manager for all unit/account financial reporting and office operations.  This role will have a dual focus with 80% of time dedicated to account finance and 20% supporting the District Manager with unit and district projects related to dining or facilities operations.  Combined services total $17M at HWS.  The Unit Controller will lead a small office team of 3-4 staff.


Are you the Financial Professional that we're seeking?  This is a hands-on position which requires you to roll up your sleeves and actively participate in in day to day activities such as accounting practices, inputting data, reconciling accounts, working with journal entries, A/P & A/R, reporting, data analysis, auditing and working closely with the District Manager on unit/district projects.


The ideal candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Bachelors/Associates Degree in Accounting/Finance; 
  • Prior accounting experience in Facilities and/or Food accounts;
  • Experience supporting and training unit operators on various finance procedures including flash projections, forecasting, budget process, and various Sodexo reporting tools;
  • Mastery level experience in Excel, Word, PowerPoint & computer skills;
  • Demonstrated ability for excellence with both written and verbal communication with all levels of staff;
  • Experience with project and office management.


Position Summary

Manages all accounting and financial matters for large multi-size national account or a large complex single location account
Key Duties
- Examine Unit financial records to verify details of recorded transactions. Examine financial records to verify details of recorded transactions. Analyze and interpret budgeting trends.
- Assist in the implementation of corrective action plans developed during an audit. Assist in the monthly/quarterly/year-end close process to ensure accuracy and integrity of results at the unit/district/region/division level. Plan or assist in planning annual or project-specific budgets
- Generate special reports and respond to data requests from management. Prepare and review reports and other written documentation. Actively listen to concerns and requests of customers and strategic partners, which helps to identify their needs and requirements and to resolve their problems.
- Perform unit audits. Perform ad hoc financial analysis for Unit/District management. Participate in the audit process, including assisting in identifying and resolving audit-related issues.
- Conduct training on internal controls. Train accountants and field in contract interpretation, accounting procedures, system applications, and other areas
- Provide Unit management with recommendations for action and/or modifications to financial procedures, plans, and controls. Provide support to GM's/DM's/RVP's/DVP's in order to ensure accurate results and help improve profitability. Provide support in resolving client billing issues, and managing and collecting receivables.
- Ensure accuracy and timeliness of financial data and statistics, including operating and administrative budgets. Ensure that assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses for responsibility area are accurately reported and accounted. Ensure audits address areas of concern relative to the goals, performance objectives, and impact of economic, financial, and managerial programs in conformance with Company policies and procedures.
- Interact with Buffalo FSC and clients to resolve invoicing and payment/remittance issues.
- Maintain records and reports necessary to comply with Company, government, and accrediting agency standards, regulations, and codes.
- Driving the zero harm mindset

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement – Associate's Degree

Basic Functional Experience – 2 years in accounting, finance or a related field

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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