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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Director, Accounting, External Reporting in Keene, New Hampshire

About Our Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

Analyzes and prepares external financial statements, reporting and statutory accounts, responsible for corporate accounting policies, coordination of external audits, acts as GAAP accounting subject matter experts for the company. Manages team who act as GAAP accounting subject matter experts for the company in general, and specifically manages capital, insurance/fringe, and payroll accounting functions. Reports to the VP, General Accounting. Will supervise a team of three (3) professionals.

Job Description

General Accounting overview:

Prepares, records, analyzes and reports accounting transactions, maintains and reconciles general ledger accounts, and ensures the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles, including capital, insurance, payroll and overhead departments. Provides financial support for assigned areas, including preparation of company-wide management reporting, budgeting & forecasting, analyzing variances to plan and payroll processing.

  • Ensure the accurate and timely compilation of C&S monthly, quarterly and annual external reporting , including:

  • Monthly and quarterly financial statement consolidations in accordance with GAAP

  • Quarterly financial statement filings, including footnotes and MD&A

  • Quarterly Board of Directors presentations

  • Lead all external accounting communication/presentations including conducting investor calls and external audit reviews

  • Manage all communication and coordination of activity with external auditors

  • Manage team who provide subject matter expertise with regard to GAAP accounting at C&S, involving

  • Perform technical research and conclude on complex accounting issues through discussions with management and preparation of memoranda.

  • Evaluate recently issued Accounting standards and analyze the impact on the Company

  • Ongoing discussions with external auditors

  • Communication of accounting changes to and ongoing discussions with internal accounting groups

  • Maintain and update the Company's accounting policies to ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards.

  • Responsibility for controls/internal audit functions

  • Manage the capital, insurance and payroll accounting functions for the company including oversight of :

  • The accurate and timely preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts of capital expenditures, depreciation, fringe & insurance expenses

  • The correct monthly accounting and reporting for capital/depreciation, fringe/insurance and payroll

  • Preparation and presentation of recurring and ad hoc financial analysis & reporting related to capital, insurance and payroll

  • Ensure robust controls are documented and executed in relation to Capital, Insurance & Payroll accounting

  • Define organization and recruit, manage and develop employees ongoing to deliver objectives, including:

  • Identification of annual objectives and performance assessment thereof

  • Provide training and development opportunities consistent with objectives


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Master's degree in Accounting or Business

  • Ten or more years in a professional accounting position; minimum five years in managerial roles. Public accounting experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel; significant experience with financial systems and software (e.g. GL package, Financial reporting system) required

  • Ability to facilitate change and lead through key C&S strategy and values

  • Cross functional knowledge and awareness

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written

  • Drive for results - ensure deadlines consistently achieved with high quality output




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