Controller - Distibution

Confidential Company  •  Fort Lee, NJ

11 - 15 years experience  •  Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous

$140K - $170K
Posted on 09/28/17 by Robert Guglielmo
Confidential Company
Fort Lee, NJ
11 - 15 years experience
Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous
$140K - $170K
Posted on 09/28/17 Robert Guglielmo


Global import and distribution Company, which has been in business for over 90 years, seeks a Controller / Operations Manager to manage: accounting department, HR, logistics and other operational functions.


  • Manage a team of five (5) accounting, accounts payable, payroll, and import staff.
  • Lead the full cycle of accounting operations including monthly, quarterly and annual closings.
  • Prepare and review financial statements, gross margin analyses, inventory reserves, weekly cash flowforecasting, and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Plan annual inventory count with warehouse, IT, and external auditors.
  • Develop interim and annual forecast and budget for senior management, external accountants, and banks.
  • Bank compliance
  • Expense controls and variance analyses
  • Lease analyses and negotiations
  • Oversee timely submission of compliance reporting including salestaxes and business tax filings
  • Oversee filings of 5500’s, ACA, government surveys
  • Coordinate, prepare, and submit information to taxaccountants for corporate tax returns
  • Manage relationships with external auditors and taxaccountants, bank, payroll service, and insurance brokers
  • Accounting Systems Analysis
  • Keep current with emerging issues in accounting, human resources, and operations


  • 10 + years’ experience as an accounting manager or controller
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA a plus – not required
  • Background in wholesale or distribution a strong plus
  • AS400 a plus
  • E commerce Experience a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office and intermediate Excel (pivot table-lookups, etc.)
  • Self-starter that is resourceful and can easily adapt to changing priorities


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