F & B Controller

About the Job

Controller 100-120K (DOE)


Sweetfin was created with the goal of providing healthy, nutritious and flavorful bowls with premium quality ingredients and with approachability. Our fine-casual restaurant concept takes all the familiar flavors of sushi and puts them in an easy to eat, portable, customizable, and affordable bowl.

Our culinary philosophy is centered in our “Pole to Bowl” ethos which means that in sourcing our fish we aim to use the highest-quality and most sustainable raw fish we can find while still maintaining a reasonable price point. Our menu is 100% gluten free and we are vegan and vegetarian friendly.

Sweetfin is seeking an experienced professional to oversee all general accounting and financial reporting functions for multiple business units. Candidates must possess a high level of initiative and expert organizational and problem-solving skills. This is an amazing opportunity for an established finance professional to join an already successful group gearing up for national expansion. Candidate should possess savvy business skills, be a highly motivated professional, with proven ability to establish excellent working relationships with various team members.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee and execute Food & Beverage controller strategies for the company
  • Creating financial statements, managing P&L, and balance sheets in an accurate and timely manner
  • Financial reports: monthly, quarterly and annual reports, including but not limited to monthly and fiscal close, internal and external audit reporting, report preparation and distribution
  • Review of general ledger and balance sheet
  • Assist operations team with annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting
  • Oversee Bill.com electronic payments
  • Cash management and tax compliance/planning
  • Provide technical accounting GAAP guidance and support to all units
  • Coordinate work relating to both internal and external audits
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Identify and assess financial issues
  • Support monthly inventory processes to ensure accuracy and control
  • Develop and improve organizational financial systems to ensure continued growth and business development
  • Resolving various accounting/reconciliation issues
  • Support the payroll function as needed
  • Manage outsourced GL team for period end closes, full cycle AP/AR, cash management, and automation/streamlining of non-strategic processes
  • Annual and periodic business planning, including cash planning and cash flow forecast updates. Build assessment models for business expansion across different revenue streams - new restaurants, ghost kitchens, digital strategies, etc.
  • Directly build commission programs, bonus programs, drive alignment and performance in the business. Manage outsourced payroll partners to ensure accuracy and efficiency of our payroll processes.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3years’ experience as a Controller, Accounting Manager, Bookkeeper or comparable finance management role
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Prior experience in the restaurant/hospitality industry is required
  • Strong knowledge of financial database, accounting, and other relevant digital platforms that support the organization and recordkeeping of sensitive financial data
  • Experience liaising with banks and other financial institutions to support business growth financing
  • Fully proficient in all MS office programs and relevant IT systems
  • Self-starter who is able to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Able to meet deadlines consistently and effectively
  • Able to thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Strong leader who can effectively diagnose problems and recommend/implement effective solutions

Compensation Package Includes:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Quarterly Bonus
  • Company sponsored benefit plans for EE

10 top skills among all other applicants

  • Budgeting
  • Analytical Skills
  • Accounting
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Consolidation
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Consolidated Financial Statements
  • U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)