• Corporate Controller

    Job Locations US-NJ-Blackwood
    Requisition ID
    2018-3334
    # of Openings
    1
    Brand
    U.S. Vision Corp
    Address
    1 Harmon Drive
    Category
    Accounting
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    U.S. Vision is the seventh largest retail optical chain in the United States. We have been engaged in the retail optical business since 1967. We are the second largest independent operator of optical stores in host retailers in terms of store count and the first in terms of the number of brands. We are located in 47 states and across Canada. We operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing laboratory in Glendora, NJ.

    We offer competitive pay and unique benefits including:

    • On-site subsidized daycare
    • Anniversary and Birthday off with pay
    • Free pair of eyeglasses annually
    • Discounted eye exams and much more!

    We are seeking a Corporate Controller to join our team in Blackwood, New Jersey. We’re looking for a self-starter who has a solid understanding of accounting principles and processes, with a track record of being a strong, hands-on leader. The ideal candidate will have multi-unit experience along with passion for the challenges and opportunities presented to high growth companies.

     

    • The Corporate Controller will oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organization structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives.
    • He/she will be the company-wide authority on US GAAP, providing financial leadership and day-to-day management of all accounting-related activities including general ledger, inventory, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.
    • This executive will be a proactive advocate of streamlining accounting and internal control processes throughout the company to drive operational efficiency, deliver timely and accurate financial information to appropriate internal and external constituencies and ensure a strong control environment.
    • He/she will collaborate and operate across all levels of the organization to support both short- and long-term business objectives.

    Responsibilities

    • Planning, controlling and directing the organization's corporate accounting and finance activities ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), statutory guidelines and internal financial policies and procedures.
    • Managing Accounting department personnel to include hiring, scheduling, training and development, performance counseling/disciplinary action and preparing and conducting annual performance reviews.
    • Continuously review processes and procedures and aggressively implement new ones to improve the efficiency, accuracy, and production of the group and the organization.
    • Coordinate, integrate and review the work of the accounting staff to ensure adherence to month-end close, reporting, compliance and processing deadlines. .
    • Managing inventory for manufacturing and retail environments including ensuring the accuracy of costs, reconciliation to physical inventory/cycle counts, and coordination with product and manufacturing personnel on all aspects of inventory management.
    • Coordinating the annual financial statement audit, including managing the relationship with external auditors, organizing the flow of information and data requests, and responding to inquiries.
    • Managing the company’s commercial insurance program, including working with brokers, providing information and filing claims.
    • Analyzing financial statements and explaining financial performance, trends, and recent developments in conjunction with other members of finance team.
    • Enhancing and/or developing, implementing and enforcing policies and procedures of the organization with an effort to constantly improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation.

    Qualifications

    • Prospective candidates will have a demonstrated track record of achievement in positions of increasing responsibility. An ideal background will include:
    • 10-15+ years of relevant experience. 5-10 years of experience as a Controller required. Manufacturing industry experience preferred.
    • Solid understanding of ERP accounting systems (Oracle, SAP, etc.) and processes typically found in retail and manufacturing organizations.
    • Exceptional Excel skills and ability to perform complex or technical accounting tasks and functions.
    • Public accounting and/or U.S. public company experience preferred, including responsibilities for policy and procedures and internal SOX controls over financial reporting.
    • Executive presence; ability to develop relationships with diverse groups and various levels of financial and operating personnel with an emphasis on customer service.
    • Flexibility, multi-tasking, creative thinking, good business judgment, strong organizational & communication skills.
    • Experience with organization transformation process improvement.
    • Demonstrated financial leadership, financial acumen, business judgment and broad perspective

     

    EDUCATION

    • B.S. degree or advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration
    • CPA and/or MBA is highly desired

     

    US Vision is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and an inclusive, accessible workplace. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. US Vision is a drug-free work place. We participate in the E-Verify program.

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