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Primal Pet Foods, Inc. Corporate Controller in Dallas, Texas

Company Overview

The Primal Pet Group includes manufacturers of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods, t reats, and supplements for dogs and cats. The Primal Pet Group was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild. We are looking for reliable, motivated, pet companions to join our fast-paced, growing Primal Pet Team! Our Quality Department is growing! Help us grow our team!

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We're Essential!

Since the onset of this unfortunate pandemic, The Primal Pet Group of Manufacturers remains open as an essential business and continues to produce quality pet food products for cats and dogs nationwide. As we continue to grow as a company, we want to invite you into our family of dedicated employees that are making a difference in the wellbeing of pets.

Job Summary

The Corporate Controller is responsible for maintaining the internal controls and safeguard the assets of the consolidated companies of Primal Pet Group. The Corporate Controller will manage the Corporate Accounting department and support the Plant Controllers to ensure consistent and compliant practices in all locations as they pertain to the accounting function. This position will provide ownership and accountability for all location cost accounting, labor analysis, inventory control, fixed asset accounting, cost controls, monthly financial close, accounts payable approvals, and general ledger posting.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Act as the overall manager for month-end, quarter-end, and year-end accounting close for all companies

  • Manage the Primal Pet Groups? Corporate Accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives.

  • Manage all Corporate Accounting operations including Billing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, and Cost/ Inventory Accounting.

  • Supervise the activities of the Corporate Accounting staff as well as the location-based Plant Controllers. Select, develop, motivate, and assess the Accounting staff. Train and coach the staff for improved performance and expanded opportunities. Evaluate staff performance and motivate development to the full potential. Establish individual and departmental objectives.

  • Promote business partnership with Operations leadership through active collaboration, support, and pursuit of strategic and tactical opportunities and challenges. Act as the site financial expert and resource while promoting alignment with the company vision.

  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation, review, and analysis of Corporate and plant level budgets, forecasts, and analysis of results.

  • Assess, review, and maintain the vendor payment process

  • Oversee all activities related to the cash application, customer deduction tracking, and credit/ collection process.

  • Maintain periodic balance sheet reconciliations for all accounts.

  • Work with Payroll to ensure that all deductions and payroll activities are compliant with payroll laws.

  • Responsible for the administration of plant internal controls in conjunction with plant leadership including cycle and physical counts of raw material, fixed asset accuracy, etc.

  • Oversee all activities related to state and federal tax compliance issues to include sales tax compliance by state

  • Primary responsibility for overseeing the external auditors, financial institutions, and property/liability/casualty insurance brokers/carriers.

  • Primary Financial Reporting contact for the Private Equity management company.

  • Reporting of debt covenants to outside lenders.

  • Provide adequate and cost-effective safeguards to company assets, including ensuring the maintenance of internal accounting and management controls, providing appropriate assistance to leadership in controlling expenses, and maximizing returns to preserve the value of the company.

  • Other duties as assigned

    Supervisor Responsibilities

    Lead the Corporate Accounting team as well as oversee site Plant Controllers, providing performance management and supervisory oversight.

    Qualifications and Skills

  • BS or BA degree in Accounting or related degree required. Master?s degree in a related field preferred.

  • Accounting certification is a plus.

  • 5 or more years in a high growth environment as a Controller, or equivalent Managerial level position in a financial role with both financial and strategic analysis required

  • Advanced proficiency in Accounting software required.

  • Experience with strategic projects and analysis of very large, complex sets of data.

  • Experience in the food manufacturing industry and cost accounting preferred

  • Experience in a private equity environment preferred

  • Strong work ethic and utmost integrity

  • Ability to use mathematical and statistical knowledge to assess data and determine process capabilities.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to simplify and explain complex accounting guidance across all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results and meet deadlines to meet the needs of the business

  • Strong leadership skills, with an ability to build trust, provide direction, and vitality to execute with excellence and achieve extraordinary results.

  • Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Excel

  • Self-starter who can work with minimal supervision

    The work environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The employee will regularly spend time sitting at a desk. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Although work is primarily indoors you may be required to travel outside. May require non-traditional hours based on operational need.

    We offer great benefits and perks

    Paid Time Off

    Paid company holidays

    Low-cost medical insurance

    Competitive dental, vision, and supplemental insurance. Plus, discounted pet insurance!

    401k including Company match!

    Career growth opportunities, training, and much more!

    Primal Pet Foods is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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