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Corporate Controller

Job category: Finance

Job ID: 75022

US-OH-Youngstown, OH

Posted: 17-Nov-2018

Sodexo is looking for a Corporate Controller who will be responsible for the overall function & performance of the Finance Department of Roth Brothers, a $175M company which became a subsidiary of Sodexo in November 2011.  You will have outstanding technical accounting expertise and provide hands-on leadership for all financial functions, providing direct day-to-day supervision and development of Finance Department employees.   This position requires solid experience in project accounting, and the demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of reliability, transparency and accuracy in project/cost accounting. A key aspect of this role will be the ability to successfully challenge business partners with a view to improving transparency and processes across the company (as opposed to silo driven). You as the controller will evolve the financial systems, processes and employee capabilities of a previously self-standing facilities management company and to meet the criteria and standards of its parent company, a global leader in quality of life service solutions.  This position will be a strategic partner with operations executives so critical strategic thinking skills are required but will also need the ability to be involved with the detail aspects of the business and accounting transactions.

Areas of responsibility and oversight include: Financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis, monthly close, cash management, balance sheet, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, internal controls, tax compliance, job costing, contract management, and supplying overall accounting decisions and expertise. In addition, this role manages established integration points with Sodexo in areas such as Tax and Treasury and will ultimately integrating Roth financial systems and processes with those of Sodexo over time. Strong SAP capability with the ability to further integrate SAP into Sodexo.  ADP experience desirable.


The Corporate Controller must be degreed in accounting and/or finance, with preference given to CPA or equivalent qualifications. The candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of accounting and/or finance experience, with at least 5 years’ experience in project/cost accounting and have held the role of a Controller or an Assistant Controller for a company, or a division of a large company.  Involvement with managing the integration of financial systems and processes between two corporate entities (parent & subsidiary), including the associated information technology considerations is a plus. In addition, the successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience that lends him or her to be an excellent team leader. Work experience in Mobile Maintenance or professional services within the HVAC Service, Mechanical, Electrical, Construction, Roofing Services industries of some kind is preferred.


The candidate must reside near the Youngstown, OH area.#LI

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree 

Basic Management Experience - 10 years

Basic Functional Experience - 10 years in accounting or finance


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