Golden State Foods

Division Controller

Location US-GA-Conyers
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Directs the Division’s accounting functions, manages company assets and working capital, and measures division performance to meet or exceed GSF and division objectives.


  • Plans and directs the Division’s accounting functions to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and to meet GSF and division performance objectives.  (30%)

  • Directs and conducts various special projects and feasibility studies for new products, new customers, or business opportunities to meet corporate strategic objectives.  (20%)

  • Oversees periodic financial reporting to ensure timely, accurate, and thorough information for division and corporate management on working capital and capital spending, and to protect company assets.  (15%)

  • Develops and disseminates the annual business plan to establish performance objectives and to comply with corporate guidelines.  (15%)

  • Directs or performs a variety of financial or accounting activities (budget preparation, sales data, costs, audits, etc.) to meet specific Division operating requirements.  (10%)

  • Interacts with Information Services to represent the Division and to collaborate on the implementation of new applications.  (10%)

  • Adheres to food safety, quality and legal compliance.  In the event of a crisis (i.e. product recall, fire, etc.) delegate responsibilities as outlined in the Crisis Communications and Management Guide.

  • Adheres to safety, health and environmental standards of the facility.

  • Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary




Manages Accounting and IS employees (currently 3 total)




  • Productivity/quality standards:  profitability and competitive pricing

  • Productivity/quality standards:  accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness

  • Productivity/quality standards:  plant efficiency

  • Audit performance

  • Employee development

  • Budget

  • Cost containment

  • Teamwork within the department and across departments

  • Customer satisfaction




Degree in accounting or finance from an accredited college or university.  CPA a plus.



7 to 10 years of relevant experience with full general ledger, cost systems, and management responsibility



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • Generally accepted accounting principles (E)

  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software (E)

  • Cost accounting (E)

  • Pricing concepts and techniques (E)

  • Budgetary concepts and techniques (J)

  • Company computer systems (J)



Skill and ability to:

  • Manage and motivate employees in a team-based environment

  • Analyze and resolve complex problems

  • Identify accounting problems or anomalies and identify appropriate solutions

  • Prepare a variety of comprehensive administrative and technical documents

  • Prepare and deliver presentations to management and customers

  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service

  • Travel via airplane and drive an automobile

  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed



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