Senior Controller / Director of Finance (Finance)
Evansville, IN, United States of America


For over 50 years, RC Beverage Company has been a proud part of the Tri-state area, bringing the great taste of RC to our region. Throughout our history, RC Beverage Company has grown into a major market leader in the beverage industry through determination and innovation.
RC Beverage Company is proud to have participated in launching many new and exciting soft drink innovations in the Tri-state, including introducing the first 16 oz bottle, the first diet and caffeine-free diet soft drinks, and the first soft drinks in aluminum cans.
Evansville's only remaining local bottler, employing a workforce of over 300. Annually, RC Beverages produces and distributes over 170 million cans and bottles, distributing to 2 million people across 5 states and 86 counties.

Job Skills / Requirements

Company accounting is performed timely, effectively, efficiently, and accurately
*Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Close completed by designated dates.
*All sub-accounts are reconciled during the close including all balance sheet accounts.
*No restatements of financials required; Work is expected to be done right the first time.
*Taxes are filed on time and without error — no tax penalties now, or in the future, for late or inaccurate returns.
*Backup and work papers are available, orderly, and easily understood by other professionals.
*The company close has a defined process with checklists and other best practices, so management and other stakeholders have confidence in the accuracy of the results.
*Anticipates relevant questions and can easily answer questions related to the financials
Timely and Actionable Variance Analysis
*Concise and meaningful variance analysis.
*Variance analysis highlights the impactful items and suggests actionable improvements.
*Senior Management and Managers are aware of where they stand throughout the month.
*A rich set of standard reports are available to stakeholders via dashboards and other electronic mechanisms. These reports have a defined schedule and distribution list.
Budget Preparation, Analysis and Forecasting
*Short-term and long-term cash flow forecasts are readily available.
*Consistently and continually working to decrease the cash needs of the company and find internal sources of cash.
*A/R = 30 days.
*Budget refreshed quarterly or at other periodic points during the year.
*Sr. Mgmt. and Managers understand how their spending impacts the budget and financials.
*Company managers are empowered to manage their budgets responsibly, and they have the tools to do so.
*Drives the budget and variance process and is the company lead enforcer for budget matters.
*The financial reporting needs of the President and stakeholders are anticipated and handled promptly.
*Capital and other key budgets are accurate, up to date, and actionable.
Personnel Management and Department Development
*Mentor and supervise staff.
*The staff understands their responsibilities and perform their jobs well. Work is inspected within the department before it is released to other stakeholders.
*The staff has increasing responsibilities and a defined career path, which includes cross-training, which assists in growing their skills and knowledge for future career advancement.
*Delegates responsibilities as necessary.
*Employees are constantly gaining new skills and are knowledgeable of industry trends and best practices.
*The department has a viable succession plan with enough employee depth to continue operating successfully without direct supervision from the Finance Leader.
*The work environment is pleasant, stimulating, and positive.
*The Department and Company have a Team and Can-Do attitude.
Financial Analysis and Support for Key Decisions
*The Department has the bandwidth, depth, and ability to support key financial decisions such as pricing, employee benefit scenarios, capital analyses, vendor analyses, and other ad hoc analyses.
*Templates and standards are developed for financial analyses so they can be performed quickly and accurately.
*Financial information is presented to stakeholders in a meaningful and understandable way.
Establish, Refine, and Enforce Financial Policies and Procedures
*Establish and implement key financial policies such as credit and collections, employee benefits, overtime, purchasing, and other financial and administrative policies and procedures.
*Promote an environment of continuous improvement within the Department and Company.

*Continually evaluate our systems to find better ways to utilize data and automate the process.

*Senior Mgmt. sees steady, consistent improvement in the Finance Department. 

Leadership and Relationships
*The Vice President has a close relationship with the President and Senior Leadership Team.
? President feels confident that Vice President’s decisions would be consistent with the way the President would handle the situation.
? Vice President anticipates the needs of the President and other Senior Mgmt.
? Vice President respectfully challenges the President, Sr. Leadership, and the team as needed, so the best ideas and plans are developed.
*The Vice President has a solid relationship with employees, vendors, partners, and other internal and external stakeholders. Vice President is comfortable calling upon these relationships.
*The Vice President is the face of the company on financial matters to vendors, partners, customers, Board members, financial institutions, and other financial stakeholders.
*The Vice President represents the Company in the community and to stakeholders, in a professional manner.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor Degree in finance, accounting or related field required; MBA Preferred
• CPA or CMA certification a plus
• Minimum of 10 years of experience as a successful controller or leader of the accounting function in a family or closely-held business with between $25M and $200M in annual sales
• Strong knowledge of project-based accounting software
• Impeccable mathematics and analytical skills
• Manufacturing and DSD distribution experience in food or beverage preferred
• Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines
• Excellent computer skills
• Strong leadership and communication skills a must
• Must possess “Owner Mentality” – personal investment/support of the team /lead by example
• Understands the need to ask ‘why’
• Detailed and collaborative – Lead the budgeting process assisting department leaders to create a successful budget and overall plan for the company
• Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop staff and create a strong acct/fin dept that all areas of the company can depend to get info and guidance to aid in making the best decisions for the company

Competencies and Skills:
Financial Management
Strategic Thinking
Business Acumen
Ethical Conduct
Technical Capacity
Performance Management
Supervisory Responsibility

Education Requirements (Any)

4 Year College Degree
MBA Preferred

Additional Information / Benefits

Base salary with annual performance-based bonus potential

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance

This job reports to the President

This is a Full-Time position

Relocation is negotiable and travel is required occasionally

Number of Openings for this position: 1