Job Facts

Job Status: CLOSED

Job Title: Controller – Gourmet Food

Location: New York City

Industry: Gourmet Food

Market: US Domestic

Channel: Local Markets (retail, restaurant and wholesale)

Reporting to: CFO

Direct Reports: Bookkeeper, AP, AR

Languages: French would be ideal!

Salary Range: (USD) 80k to $90k base

Benefits: Bonus + Health + 401k

Visa: No sponsorship available

Job ID: JO-1504-295


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Industry(ies): Food, Food Beverages / Confectionery,

Function(s): Finance & Strategy, Accounting,

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Job Description


ACCUR゠Recruiting Services is a leading recruitment firm specialized in export, travel retail and duty free for Luxury Goods and Consumer goods brands. (Cosmetics, Fragrances, Watch & Jewelry, Wine & Spirits, Food & Beverage, Tobacco, Fashion…).

Our Client

Our client is a mid-size international very high end gourmet food company with Retail, Restaurant, Wholesales and on-line sales in the USA.


Prepare monthly quarterly and year end closings. Prepare the yearly financial audit. Do all the reconciliation of all accounts (bank, vendors, clients). Supervise AP/AR (Accounts receivable / accounts payable).

Ideal Profile

The ideal candidate is a CPA, with knowledge of Sage MAS 90/200 and with experience in consumer goods, retail, restaurant or distribution.

Job Description


  • Check bank balances (Post transfers, receipts and disbursements (if A/R-A/P have not been done or have problems). Solve and show staff how to correct.
  • See if there are any inquiries or disputes from credit card companies then send them to the managers (restaurant, boutique). Managers have all the proofs needed to respond to inquiries.
  • Check e mail for transactions, issues and other things to be posted, solved or submitted.


  • Tuesdays – double check if hours, overtime, tips and special deductions (esp. during changes in medical/dental, AFLAC and transit check) are entered.
  • Monday or Tuesday. Submit 401K contributions and loan payments


  • Closing month end. Check for all entries, sales, receipts, disbursements etc. accruals and reversals if any (ex. commissions, payroll, etc.)
  • 4 or 5 days after month end all entries have to be posted in order to be allocated.
  • Analyze and reconcile banks, A/R, A/P, credit cards, petty cash, gift certificates. Cleaning accounts (purchases as well as PPD inventory account)


  • Confer with tax accountants if any estimated taxes are to be paid
  • Bill licensing fees


  • See if W2 are in order
  • File 1099’nd 1096’s
  • Do compliance tests for 401K (involves census and Survey) for 5500 filing
  • Send info to CPA firm゠to file report of foreign bank and financial accounts
  • Prepare YE audit
  • Fill out AETNA questionnaires and verifications


  • CPA
  • 8 – 10 year in accounting / controlling
  • Very strong level in MS Excel
  • Good knowledge of Sage MAS 90/200
  • Appreciated previous experience:゠Fashion, Luxury Goods, Luxury Products, Consumer Goods, CPG, FMCG, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Watches, Jewelry, Food & Beverages, Perfumes, Fragrances, Cosmetics, Beauty, Wines, Spirits, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars
  • Appreciated previous titles: Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager, Controller, Finance Director