Accounting Manager

Centerplate Catering Hospitality Services New Orleans, LA
Centerplate, powered by Sodexo, and our partner venues have been defining extraordinary experiences through thoughtful hospitality, expertly delivered, for more than 80 years at gathering places across North America and the United Kingdom. As the pioneer and leader in live event hospitality, we are committed to making the time that people spend together more rewarding and more valuable. "Making it better to be there since 1929."TM

We are seeking an Accounting Manager for the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, located in New Orleans, LA.

Events held in New Orleans just aren't the same as events held in other cities. Smiles are brighter. Handshakes are more energetic. Everyone is simply excited to be in one of the world's most storied and culturally rich destinations. Traditional, old-time jazz music enlivens the soul, the cuisine is incomparable, and the city's charm captivates.

The freshly renovated New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is an essential component of what makes the city's major business events so successful. With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, the Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation, and it consistently ranks in the country's top ten of facilities that hold the most conventions and tradeshows annually.

Once the meetings are over, the city's renowned restaurants and music clubs are a great way for visitors to relax and have some fun. The world-famous attractions of the French Quarter lay just steps away from the convention center, while the historic St. Charles streetcar line runs past the elegant homes of the Garden District. The excitement of New Orleans transforms an obligatory business trip into an unexpected experience.

Principal Function

The Accounting Manager will support the financial affairs of their assigned business unit, with guidance from the Corporate Office, Unit Controller and Regional Controller.

The Accounting Manager may directly manage a team of up to 1 to 2 individuals, and they will either partner closely with the Payroll and HR departments or will be responsible for performing Payroll and HR-related duties, in addition to tasks and responsibilities related to accounts payable and receivable, tax and compliance, and financial analysis and reporting.

The Accounting Manager will partner with the operations team and other department heads to ensure the financial performance of the unit and that Centerplate standards for accuracy, efficiency and quality are upheld.

Essential Responsibilities

* Maximize Centerplate's revenue and operational excellence through implementation and oversight of systems and policies related to accounting operations.

* Provide leadership and direction to Accounting department staff.

* Contribute to goal of making Centerplate #1 in Event Hospitality and the #1 Employer of Choice through personal commitment and leading by example.

Qualifications/Skills

Required:

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline, CPA strongly desired

* 5+ plus years of experience in a leadership role in financial reporting and accounting within a company with annual sales in excess of $10M

* Previous Accounting experience within a food service environment preferred

* Exceptional computer literacy with expert-level EXCEL/ACCESS and Microsoft Office Suite software; Previous experience with Lawson accounting a software a huge plus; Extensive experience with menu board technology or comparable digital technology

* Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles, to include Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

* Strong ability to analyze financial data and prepare ad-hoc financial reports, statements and projections as needed.

Other requirements include but are not limited to:

* Proven ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management; Ability to promote and participate in team environment concepts

* Self-starter who can work independently and on several tasks/projects simultaneously, and who can contribute to functional areas of the business outside of the finance area.

* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

* Initiative in identifying and resolving problems timely and effectively.

Centerplate is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.