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Unit Controller 3

Job category: Finance

Job ID: 67432


Posted: 23-Nov-2017

Sodexo Government Services is seeking a Unit Controller 3 to join the Government Finance Team in Cheektowaga, NY. The Unit Controller 3 will oversee the prestigious USMC (United States Marine Corps) east contract which consists of Quantico, Camp Lejeune and Parris Island. 


The Unit Controller 3 will have responsibility in:

  • Reviews financial data for accuracy prior to week-end, period-end, and year-end financial close
  • Responsible for all transactions for weekly, monthly, and annual close ensuring contract compliance
  • Manages all accounting and financial matters for 33 cost centers
  • Account reconciliations, accounts payable, billing, budget, reporting, inventory, transfers, etc.
  • Performs trend analysis to assist decision making
  • Analyzes year over year spending variances to assist with the budgeting process
  • Builds strong relationships with all levels of the organization to ensure operational effectiveness
  • Gather supporting backup for monthly client billings, generate client billings based on contractual requirements, provides support in resolving client billing issues, and manages and collects receivables
  • Maintain records and reports necessary to comply with Company, government, and accrediting agency standards, regulations, and codes
  • Ensure the contract-required financial audits of messhalls are performed twice-yearly, assist in identifying and resolving audit-related issues
  • Manages one direct report

The ideal Unit Controller 3 candidate will have a preferred BA in Accounting or finance and at least 3 years accounting experience in a lead role, strong knowledge of GAAP policies and procedures and proficiency in finance related computer applications. The Unit Controller 3 will have the ability to work in a high pressure environment, ability to interpret and analyze financial information, attention to detail, as well as excellent organizational skills.  The candidate will also have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate throughout the finance organization.


Preferred experience:

  • Strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience reconciling accounting and financial statements
  • Excellent computer skills with ability to prepare, analyze, and interpret accounting data and provide concise executive summaries using excel that translates technical financial information for non-technical audiences

Must have the ability to obtain a government security clearance

Minimal travel required



Keywords: assets, liability, reconciliation, accounting analysis, government, general ledger, financial close, contract compliance, client billing.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Basic Education Requirement – Associate's Degree

Basic Functional Experience – 2 years in accounting, finance or a related field

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.