Jun 01, 2024

Corporate Controller

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

Rich Products Corporation

Rich's, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4billion, Rich's is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich's-Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

Purpose Statement

The Corporate Controller will optimize financial performance, integrity, and digital capabilities across Rich's organization. This position will deliver rigorous financial oversight, transparency, and leverage of advanced technologies to drive best in class financial reporting, decision-support, and operational excellence.

This role will be based at our World Headquarters in Buffalo, NY.

Key Accountabilities and Outcomes

1) Lead global delivery model of Record-to-Report process.
- Create best practices to ensure financial reporting is complete, consistent, and comparable.
- Lead and mentor the accounting team, and foster a culture of excellence, integrity, and accountability.
- Standardize global process to create consistent and simplified financial reporting practices.
2) Leverage digital tools to improve cycle time and cost structure of Record-to-Report process.
- Develop expert understanding of Global financial reporting footprint and effectively apply knowledge throughout accounting function.
- Provide thought leadership in areas of maturity of information, robotic process automation (RPA), and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI).
- Improve efficiency and accuracy of recording journal entries, reconciliations, and consolidations.
- Leverage digital tools that allow for record-to-report processes to scale effectively with growing and transforming business models.
- Drive continuous improvement of processes, functionality, and overall quality of financial reporting.
3) Prepare and communicate internal and external financial reporting.
- Provide internal stakeholders with accurate and timely reporting: consolidated financial statements, segment reporting, executive management reporting.
- Lead consolidation of financial statements across multi-national subsidiaries, joint-ventures, and associated entities.
- Issue annual financial statements with achievement of unqualified opinion from external auditors.
- Coordinate and collaborate with external auditors, tax advisors, regulators, and other stakeholders on accounting and financial matters.
- Manage and safeguard flow of financial information to internal and external users.
4) Provide oversight and quality control of financial reporting work across enterprise.
- Develop and maintain relationships with business units, functions, subsidiaries, and other parties to ensure internal controls are adequate. Oversee the proper recording of transactions and completion of financial reporting and analysis.
- Provide CFO and finance leadership with an ongoing assessment of major accounting or financial risks and opportunities that impact the achievement of the annual financial results.
- Establish and maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting and monitor and evaluate their performance and effectiveness.
5) Maintain governance over global accounting policies and lead efforts in application of technical accounting guidance.
- Posses deep understanding of accounting principles, financial reporting, tax laws, and regulatory compliance. This entails familiarity with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
- Stay current on emerging accounting issues and pronouncements and advise management of impact to Rich's.
- Provide effective governance and project management of policies, including broad stakeholder involvement.
- Create assessment of processes to allocate ownership and standardization for policies throughout the organization.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

- Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field. MBA degree preferred.

- CPA license.

- Minimum 15 years of progressively responsible experience in finance or accounting roles.

- Strong knowledge and expertise in accounting principles, standards, regulations, and best practices.

- Experience working in both multi-national organization and public accounting. Understanding of global markets and subsidiaries.

- Familiarity with global compliance requirements as related to finance operations.

- Experience with SAP S/4HANA or equivalent large enterprise resource planning software.

- Experience with delivering both external financial reporting and internal management reporting.

- Exceptional communication and people skills, with ability to converse with leadership and all levels across the organization.

- Previous experience managing a team, working with other functional groups, and third parties.

- Demonstrated ability to adapt and adopt modern technologies and ways of working.

- Ability to foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

- Minimal travel required for position.




In accordance with state law, the rate or range provided is Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount may be higher or lower, based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, shift differential, and location.

Annual Range/Hourly Rate


Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department at [email protected] if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.




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