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Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Vice President, Controller

Bolingbrook, IL · Posted May 18
What You Need To Know

Open your future to incredible career potential. Work for an industry-leader who invests in their people. Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits is North America's preeminent wine and spirits distributor, as well as a family-owned, privately held company with roots that go back to 1933. We were named by Newsweek as a Most Loved Workplace and included on the Forbes lists for Largest Private Companies and Best Employers for Diversity.

As a full-time employee, you can choose from a full menu of our Top Shelf Benefits, including comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision plans, tax-saving Flexible Spending Accounts, disability coverage, life insurance plans, and a 401(k) plan. We also offer tuition reimbursement, a wellness program, parental leave, vacation accrual, paid sick leave, and more.

At Southern Glazer's, you'll enjoy an environment where continuous learning and growth are supported and experience a culture where you are respected, and your voice is heard. If you're looking to fill your glass with opportunity, come join our FAMILY.


Maintain organization financial and Accounting systems and controls by establishing financial and accounting policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems; collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data; minimizing bank balances; evaluating and making investments; directing staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Analyze financial reports, determine cash flow forecasts, and develop new financial strategies to achieve revenue goals
  • Assess the financial performance of the division against the business's goals and plans
  • Evaluate financial performance and generate profit and loss statements
  • Identify new market opportunities, and develop plans for effective implementation
  • Propose several financial options to support business objectives
  • Develop forecasting models to ensure the achievement of revenue, gross profit, and depletion objectives
  • Identify financial and competitive risks and develops appropriate action plans
  • Lead budget preparation processes and expense management initiatives
  • Develop accounting control parameters and recommend improvements to current control procedures

Additional Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform month- and quarter-end reconciliation and account closing processes
  • Prepare and distribute monthly Financial Statements and Analytical Reviews
  • Reconcile assigned balance sheet accounts monthly to identify and resolve outstanding items.
  • Analyze designated balance sheet and expense accounts within deadlines utilizing the financial statement reporting tools (e.g., Business Warehouse, TM1, Excel, etc.)
  • Complete quarterly corporate schedules, manage interim and annual external audit schedules
  • Create monthly budget variance analysis
  • Reconcile physical inventory and cycle counts and complete gross profit reconciliations
  • Responds to any audit comments or suggestions upon completion of the audit
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and seven years of experience or equivalent education and related experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in progressive Finance and/or Accounting positions, including 3 years experience managing employees and supervisors
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), internal controls, and financial reporting, required
  • Knowledge in Forecasting, Staffing, Financial Planning and Strategy, Strategic Planning, Financial Diagnosis, Quality Management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands include a considerable amount of time sitting and typing/keyboarding, using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor), or mobile device
  • Physical demands with activity or condition may occasionally include walking, bending, reaching, standing, squatting, and stooping
  • May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 20lbs

EEO Statement

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, an Affirmative Action/EEO employer, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits provides competitive compensation based on estimated performance level consistent with the past relevant experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education of employees. Unless otherwise expressly stated, any pay ranges posted here are estimates from outside of Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits and do not reflect Southern Glazer's pay bands or ranges.