Jan 31, 2020

Controller, Growth Platforms

  • Allied Universal Security
  • Santa Ana, CA, USA

Job Description

Allied Universal is looking to hire a Growth Platforms Controller to manage three AUS business units, with current business leads, ranging in size from $50M-100M each: Janitorial, Event Services and Executive Protection and serve as a financial lead for a smaller business unit, Peoplemark Staffing Services. The Corporate Financial leader will work with the National accounts Controller and the National Accounts Team. The position is responsible for analyzing and reporting on operations from a finance perspective, identifying action items aimed at improving EBITDA performance for the business units. The person is responsible for producing management regional reporting, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis in a fast-paced business environment. The Controller is a trusted advisor to regional and business unit management teams on existing business, monthly operating results, opportunity identification and processes aimed at increasing revenue, improving profitability and cash flow performance. Primary Responsibilities: Support, drive and leverage best practices that enhance operational efficiency and profitability for the growing business units Improve consistency and integrity in financial reporting Monthly financial closings, inclusive of customer / job financial performance analysis Analyze and report on customer rate increase initiatives Develops budgets and forecasts Drive management of billing and payroll economics, drive bill rates higher Partner with Presidents and leadership to oversee management control process and compliance Provide assessment of opportunities and risks to Region management team based on analysis and interpretation of operational and financial statistics and metrics Provide analytical support to Corporate Pricing Group in developing pro formas, as well as sales team in effective use of Pricing Model and scenario analyses, in order to drive clarity in decision-making Prepare and coordinate periodic operating reviews and budgets for the business units Lead and monitor cash flow management objectives in the areas of accounts receivable and collections Interpret accounting practices and maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 and Allied Universal policies and procedures Perform formal and informal financial audits Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. At least 6-10 years with experience in a financial support role where a strong emphasis on reporting and analysis is critical. Experience working as a business partner to senior operations management with an outsourced managed services organization or high volume, customer focused organization is strongly preferred. In addition, we require the following skills: Demonstrated problem solving, confidence and decision making ability to manage shifting priorities, demands and timelines using analytical capabilities Superior, world class interpersonal and communication skills to effectively document and report important information with all levels of the organization Ability to motivate a team and resolve issues in a timely and professional manner Proficiency in Microsoft, Excel Knowledge including Pivot Tables and power pivot, Report Writing and Query Tools and PowerPoint Skills Strong analytical, project management, presentation and follow through skills Dedication to high quality customer service delivery and integrity through proven client and customer relationships, both internal and external Ability to work independently with minimal guidance in a fast paced environment while also working in a team oriented, collaborative environment Leadership skills to promote embody our culture, values and beliefs with passion Energetic and focused personality with a demonstrated ability to take initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments and effectively manage deadlines. Professional, articulate and able to use good independent judgment and discretion. Must have proven ability to maintain correspondence, discussions and materials in strictest confidence. Must be able to work overtime as needed. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills required with the ability to successfully interact at all levels of the organization while functioning as a team player. 379865

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Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to the people and business of our communities, and is North America’s leading security services provider. With over 200,000 employees, Allied Universal delivers high-quality, tailored solutions, which allows clients to focus on their core business. For more information:  www.AUS.com.


We proudly support the Veteran Jobs Mission, a group of over 200 companies that have committed to collectively hiring a total of one million military veterans. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Allied Universal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

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