Divisional Controller

$140,000 - $160,000 yearly
Job Category: Accounting & Finance
Position Type: Direct Hire / Permanent
Work Model: In Office
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Job ID: 136570
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LaSalle Network has a great opportunity for a Divisional Controller located in Nashville, TN!  100% on-site, relocation is provided! The Divisional Controller, Wholesale will be responsible for all aspects of the accounting function for the company's wholesale fuel business as well as all fuel activities in the company's retail convenience store business. This position will oversee and manage the company's fuel accounting, billing and accounts receivable teams and be responsible for internal control oversight, operational accounting, billing and collections, month-end close management, financial reporting to internal stakeholders and technical accounting support and guidance. This position requires strong leadership skills, attention to detail and a thorough understanding of fuel accounting principles and systems. This position will work closely with a team of professionals to maintain high-quality accounting practices and contribute to the overall success of Customer wholesale fuel distribution business and retail fuel activities.

Divisional Controller Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a timely and accurate month-end close process for the company's wholesale fuel business and retail fuel activities and prepare monthly operational results in accordance with U.S. GAAP
  • Prepare and present monthly financial and operational analysis for the wholesale business and retail fuel activities to provide actional insights to management for decision-making purposes
  • Oversee the timely and accurate filing of all motor fuel excise tax returns across each state (approximately 20) and respective local jurisdictions the company operates in and ensure the company maintains compliance with the requirements of each state and local jurisdiction
  • Provide oversight of the company's fuel accounting systems and ensure they are designed functioning properly to meet the company's business objectives
  • Responsible for the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of proper policies, procedures and internal controls for the wholesale fuel business and retail fuel activities
  • Conduct financial reviews and analysis monthly to support the company's growth, profitability and operational performance and identify, document and resolve accounting and operational issues as they arise
  • Assist the Corporate Controller and FP&A department with formulating budgets, forecasts and monthly variance analysis related to the wholesale fuel business and retail fuel activities
  • Interface with external auditors and regulatory professionals to support interim and year-end financial statement audits and tax audits
  • Drive all pre-acquisition and post-acquisition integration efforts in connection with any wholesale fuel businesses the company acquires and the fuel activities of any retail fuel businesses the company acquires
  • Responsible for the overall performance of the company's fuel billing and accounts receivable operations. These departments are responsible for the accurate and timely invoicing for all wholesale customer transactions and fuel supplier transactions as well as the accurate and timely drafting of customer payments and customer collection activities
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies, accounting standards and applicable laws and regulations and implement and maintain effective internal controls to safeguard the company's assets
  • Collaborate with internal teams including sales, operations, customer service, legal and IT to optimize the wholesale business and fuel accounting activities
  • Participate in cross-functional projects and initiatives aimed at improving operational efficiency and customer satisfaction
  • Continuously improve accounting processes for the wholesale business and retail fuel activities and identify opportunities for automation, streamlining and efficiency enhancements
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all company, client, employee and vendor information
  • Manage a team of 15-20 professionals, including 4-5 direct reports in the company's fuel accounting, billing and accounts receivable departments
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies, procedures and applicable employment and labor laws
  • Interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing and resolving complaints and/or issues

Divisional Controller Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field; Masters degree
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation
  • 10+ years of progressive accounting experience
  • 5+ years of job-specific experience in a supervisory capacity at the accounting manager level or higher
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and fuel accounting principles and best practices.=
  • Proficiency in using accounting software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and financial information
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, ensuring compliance with internal policies and external regulations
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively manage a team and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, adapt to changing prioritie, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Business Process Management any equivalent combination of education and experience in job-related activities
  • Experience in fuel/gas station required

If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, please apply today!

Thank you,

Linda Daniel
Senior Project Manager
LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.