Shared Services Controller

Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
ID
2022-24193

Overview

Driven Brands, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the parent company of North America’s leading automotive aftermarket brands across four distinct verticals: Repair & Maintenance, housing Meineke Car Care Centers®; Paint & Collision, housing Maaco® and CARSTAR®; Distribution, housing 1-800-Radiator & A/C® and Spire Supply; and Quick Lube, housing Take 5 Oil Change. Driven Brands has nearly 2,700 centers across North America, and combined; all businesses generate more than $2.6 billion in system sales and service approximately 8 million vehicles annually. Driven Brands also houses its Charitable Foundations for its brands which collectively raise over $1.5 million per year. 

 

Driven Brands is the quintessential growth company, more than tripling its revenues, brands, employees, and profits over the past six years. The primary focuses of the company are growing its franchisee’s profitability, all brands’ unit count and creating opportunities for its employees, franchisees, and investors. Our culture of meritocracy inspires high performance and innovation among our employees. We enable our employees and franchisees to go further, faster— generating growth for our franchisees' businesses and our employees' careers. For more information, visit drivenbrands.com.

 

The Shared Services Controller will be responsible for creating and improving accounting processes for optimizing the monthly close-the-book process. The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded individual with excellent customer service skills, a strong accounting background, and a proven leader. This position oversees Corporate general ledger activities, fixed asset accounting, lease accounting and advertising funds for our franchisees.  This role is for someone who is interested in learning and growing within a Corporate accounting team.

Responsibilities

Reporting Responsibilities

  • Ownership over all Corporate accounting
  • Establish a uniform financial reporting structure
  • Preparation of financial reports and variance analysis of final figures for business unit
  • Joint preparation of the overall financial statements in coordination with other business unit controllers, assistant controller, controller, and CFO
  • Process documentation of current GL activities including accrual calculations
  • Documentation of weaknesses and proposals for controls
  • Propose solutions to streamline current processes/activities
  • Ensure proper application of US GAAP

 

Management Responsibilities

  • Establish and manage job requirements for staff analyst(s) in the Corporate segment
  • Manage staff analyst(s) performance
  • Assist in screening and hiring of new employees
  • Maintain accounting system and train new employees
  • Support Financial Reporting Team with consolidated accounting items
  • Support any company presidents or officers of the company with reporting packages and/or details and analysis related to those financials
  • Prepare and participate in monthly review meetings

 

Monthly/Annual Financial Cycles

  • Oversee and support the preparation of all monthly reporting and analysis
  • Facilitate, complete, and review all month-end closing activities for the Corporate segment
  • Calculate accruals for any outstanding items
  • Review all monthly/quarterly cycle entries for posting to the GL
  • Review/prepare reconciliations over GL accounts for external audit purposes
  • Analyze and account for all advertising fund programs

Qualifications

  • BS Degree with emphasis in Accounting
  • 7+ years of accounting and management experience
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Expertise in various reporting tools
  • Strong analytic and quantitative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Additional criteria that would be a plus:
    • Masters or MBA
    • Public accounting experience
    • CPA license
    • Workiva experience
    • OneStream experience

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