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Comptroller/Director of Finance

Company: Lawlers Barbecue
Location: Ardmore
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

LawLers BarbecueController / Director of FinanceCompany Introduction: LawLers Barbecue, started in 1978 by brothers Phillip and Jerry Lawler, is the preeminent drive-thru barbecue restaurant chain in the Southeast. With 13 company-owned locations in Northern Alabama and Tennessee, the brand has grown to become more than its humble "mom 'n pop" beginnings, but aims to keep that small town hospitality feel. Generations of folks have made LawLers Barbecue a family tradition at their table.Our mission is to provide our wonderful customers with access to healthy, fresh, flavorful, and affordable barbecue in a way that is fast and convenient. We remain committed to our famous "Tickled Pink" service - delightful, down home, and genuine! In order to achieve our mission and maintain our standards, we are looking for innovative, hungry, and passionate people. The sky is the limit for us and our expanding team!LawLers Barbecue - smoked in Alabama with love!Position Overview: LawLers Barbecue is looking for a hands-on, entrepreneurial, and dynamic Controller / Director of Finance. You will perform a strategic role for the company as the financial leader and will help drive organizational change, ensure profitable growth, and maintain a laser focus on cash flow and reporting accuracy. The company is looking for a proven leader with experience managing banking relationships, cash flow, and a leveraged balance sheet. Experience managing an active growth pipeline via new unit development is an asset.Critical to your success will be your ability to culturally integrate into the special culture of LawLers Barbecue that has served as a cornerstone for the success of the brand for over 40 years. You will serve as our financial leader, inheriting a long-time employee and a blank canvas with which to update/upgrade financial controls and reporting.You will report directly to the company's President and collaborate often with ownership.Most importantly, ownership will view you as a long-term partner in and leader of the Lawlers Barbecue legacy. We are looking for someone who wants to make this a career, not someone looking for a job.What You'll Do:--- Prepare GAAP financials (Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statement) on a monthly and annual basis with variance reporting to prior year and budget --- Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems to better manage the business and to facilitate clean annual reviews/audits with limited adjustments; ensure that all financial approval processes are in place and followed --- Oversee the company's capital structure and balance sheet, while maintaining a laser focus on cost containment and cash management --- Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly financial reporting packages for Area Directors, General Managers, President, and ownership; manage appropriate reporting requirements for commercial banks and lenders --- Continually improve the timeliness of financial reporting and the quality of business planning, budgeting, and financial analysis; facilitate development of robust financial analytics and metrics --- Oversee financial analysis and budgeting of business operations; spearhead the interpretation of operating results with a focus on identifying opportunities for improvement --- Manage day-to-day finance functions, including responsibility for management of accounts payable & accounts receivable as well as in-house payrollROLE SPECIFIC JOB DESCRIPTION--- Collaborate with President and ownership to determine the appropriate level of funding to support growth and changes in Company's business strategy--- Maintain all business licenses, permits, and contractsOur Rockstar Will Have: --- A love of managing, motivating, and inspiring teams to achieve goals they never thought possible --- High integrity and the will to always do the right thing --- An entrepreneurial mind with agility and the ability to wear multiple hats - this should excite you, not frustrate you --- Ambition for ownership and accountability in the organization --- Team and Company-first mentality, focused on results --- Hyper-organized with high degree of attention to detail --- Ability to do reporting and analysis on his/her own --- High-level of energy that is contagious and makes work fun for their teammates --- Resiliency and grit to push through challenges --- Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt --- Self-starter mindset with a confident and proactive approach --- Ability to build relationships with store-level and corporate employeesThe Basics: --- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting --- CPA required; MBA a plus --- Strong skillset and experience required with Quickbooks; experience with other accounting software preferred --- Experience working with institutional ownership and multi-unit businesses; restaurant experience a plus --- Highly experienced in budget management and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)--- Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence and executive presence--- Background overseeing Information Technology functions including but not limited to PCI compliance, data security, and data analytics --- Strong oral and written presentation skillsThe Really Good Stuff: --- Lead finance department at a "hero" concept in the fast-growing Huntsville MSA --- Ability to build long-term ownership in the brand --- Competitive base salary & bonus --- Healthcare benefits --- Cell phone reimbursement --- Energetic culture-driven Company with large growth ambitions --- The best barbecue on earthPhysical Requirements: --- Human being who smiles oftenLawLers Barbecue is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.LawLers Barbecue 25550 Brewer Dr Ardmore, AL

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