Job Description

Job Listing: Unit Controller / Office Manager

At Sodexo Live!, we take pride in crafting exceptional events at the most prestigious venues on the planet and creating lasting memories for fans, visitors, guests and team members. Working with Sodexo Live! is more than a job; it's a chance to be part of something greater. Here, you'll build a career where 'everyday' is anything but normal.

Our experiences are unique, and so are our people. Bring your personality, your background and your desire to delight others. In return, we'll give you all you need to thrive. After giving it all, you'll return home knowing that you've played your part in creating truly unforgettable moments.

Location: We are seeking an experienced Unit Controller / Office Manager for potential new business of the Memphis Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center for the Performing Arts located in Memphis, TN.

Unit Description:

The modern Memphis Renasant Convention Center and Cannon Center are beautiful meeting, events and performance space with natural light, iconic riverfront views, and flexible spaces to create unparalleled experiences! As a cornerstone of Memphis' cultural and business landscape, they take pride in hosting a diverse array of conventions, conferences, trade shows, special events and performances that bring people together from across the globe. Nestled in the heart of the vibrant downtown, the state-of-the-art facility boasts over 300,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, equipped with cutting-edge technology and top-notch amenities. Its theater seats 2051 guests.

Principal Function:

The Unit Controller / Office Manager takes direct responsibility for the financial affairs of the unit by overseeing cash management and credit transactions, general ledger entries, tax and compliance, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, as well as financial analysis and reporting.

With guidance from the Corporate Office and under direction of the Regional Controller, the Unit Controller will work in close partnership with the General Manager and will play a key leadership role in running an efficient, effective, and profitable food and beverage operation.

The Unit Controller / Office Manager will partner with the operations team and other department heads to ensure the development, implementation and enforcement of Sodexo Live!'s standards for accuracy, efficiency, quality and financial performance.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maximize Sodexo Live!'s revenue and operational excellence through implementation and oversight of systems and policies related to accounting and finance operations.
  • Contribute to the efficient operation of the business unit by partnering with General Manager and key department heads in providing information, insight, analysis and recommendations to maximize revenues and profits.
  • Contribute to goal of making Sodexo Live! #1 in Event Hospitality and the #1 Employer of Choice through personal commitment and leading by example.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 years' work experience as a Controller or in a lead accounting/finance role.
  • Extensive experience with food and beverage operations, to include banquet, catering and/or concessions operations, bar procedures, sanitation requirements, alcohol compliance and regulatory issues affecting food service.
  • 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
  • Excellent knowledge of EXCEL/ACCESS and Microsoft Office Suite software, A/P, A/R, Payroll, G/L and cash handling; Lawson experience is highly desired.
  • Proven ability to work with all levels of staff and management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Initiative in identifying and resolving problems timely and effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to promote and participate in team environment concepts.
  • Ability to understand written and oral direction and to communicate same with others.
  • 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.
  • Initiative in identifying and resolving problems timely and effectively.

Other Requirements:

  • Able to work effectively and safely while subject to wet floors, temperature extremes and excessive noise; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight; must be able to maneuver in an often tightly-quartered environment.

Hours may be extended or irregular to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Thank you for expressing interest in employment with Sodexo Live!. While only those candidates considered for this position will be contacted, your resume will remain on file for 90 days.

Sodexo Live! 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.

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