The Controller provides oversight of the financial accounting and support functions for the Alsum Companies. In this position, the Controller will interface with cross-functional peers and managers and have an opportunity to contribute across various business challenges. This position will manage the timely and accurate creation of financial reports, key performance metrics and take a leadership role to drive productive projects, eliminate inefficiencies, and leverage best practices along with the staff reporting directly to them. The Controller is also responsible for overseeing the preparation and execution of all external financial statement audits and tax returns.

The duties and responsibilities of the controller include, but are not limited to:

  • To ensure timely and accurate publishing of monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements that comply with GAAP.
  • Maintain responsibility for the integrity and accuracy of the General Ledger of the Company utilizing reconciliations and reviews, including review of assigned schedules and reconciliations prepared by staff and other accounting personnel to meet internal and external audit requirements.
  • Manage the physical inventory and cost accounting activities making sure financial transactions are accurate and current, working with other departments as needed to implement processes to improve workflow.
  • Oversee and assist with the development of costing standards, analyzing production costs, and costing variances for production facilities and farming operations.
  • Assume a project leadership role in the development of the budget and forecasts for the Company and its related entities.
  • Assist in improving business processes and creating efficiencies that support cooperative growth initiatives.
  • Preparation for monthly and quarterly review meetings with management, the board of director presentations, bank communications, etc.
  • Ensure timely, accurate, and compliant reporting to financial institutions and state regulatory entities, including covenant compliance and state licensing.
  • Oversee and coordinate the timely and accurate reporting of tax-related matters including and not limited to income tax returns, sales tax returns, 1099 reporting, etc.
  • Communicate expectations by evaluating performance, providing timely feedback, training, and coaching, and recommending personnel actions for assigned staff.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement in the area of supervision by assessing the business needs and providing process and best practice solutions.
  • Responsible for the implementation, integration, and maintenance of accounting systems – ERP migration duties.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate accounting and internal control policies and procedures.

If you have experience in the following you are a well-qualified candidate:

  • Promote teamwork, cooperation, and effective communication with all departments.
  • The credentials of a CPA is desired.
  • Experience with ERP system migrations is a plus.
  • Practical accounting knowledge and skills including knowledge of GAAP are required.
  • Experience with handling tax-related matters for multiple entities.
  • Must be well organized, detail-oriented, and accurate.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to manage projects.
  • Must have demonstrated software proficiencies in Microsoft Office Suite. Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the retail food industry is preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to actively listen and problem solve is required.


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