Come work in Brainerd, MN where there are over 400 lakes within 40 miles of your office door. An amazing family-owned hospitality company is looking for a controller to lead their team at the Brainerd, MN location. If you love to be busy, work with people and want to make a difference on an executive team then this is the job for you.

Position is in Brainerd, MN. No remote work option is available.

Essential Functions:

  • Preparation of annual budget
  • Preparation of workpapers supporting the annual tax return
  • Coordinate the preparation of annual tax return with outside CPA firm
  • Implement a process to record transactions by department and compare costs incurred to budget and performance analysis of profit centers
  • Review and record journal entries required to reflect the monthly activity
  • Preparation of workpapers supporting the monthly close process and month end balances
  • Review monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained
  • Preparation of monthly financial statements and related footnotes
  • Preparation of the year to date cash flow
  • Perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances
  • Preparation of monthly reforecast incorporating historical results and future assumptions
  • Oversee the preparation of two payroll schedules which take place monthly and every other week
  • Responsible for ensuring payroll accuracies and conducting payroll audits with the Payroll Manager
  • Supervise the billing of asset management, incentive fees, acquisition, disposition, QPAM and other fees monthly, quarterly, annually in accordance with the respective agreements
  • Supervise the accumulation of payments to vendors through the accounts payable process
  • Coordinate and record investments made in Funds, securities, overnight funds, etc.
  • Assist the Chief Marketing Officer and Human Resources in maintaining records for retirement accounts (i.e., 401-K Plan)
  • Negotiate and manage all risk related insurance policies
  • Supervision of all accounts payables processed
  • Review of expenses incurred on behalf of the resort
  • Oversee the Finance Department in the implementation of corporate policies and procedures such as invoice processing, cash management and calculation of fees
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Assists management team with inventory management processes and reporting
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws
  • Supervise a team of 2
  • Accurate and timely production of all financial information
  • Proper analytical review of the asset operations from a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow perspective as well as an overall business perspective
  • Assist Managing Director with operational finance strategy
  • Development of week reports, to include: PACE Report, Revenue Report (to include weekly Rev/Labor analysis)
  • Manage the group billing process
  • Assist the Front Desk department with billing, to include resolving any issues that may develop
  • Present to the Board of the Directors company financials, to include answering questions that may arise
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time.


  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in accounting.
  • CPA required


  • 8-10 years experience in the accounting and finance sector.
  • 4+ years experience managing accountants and the accounting and finance process.
  • 3+ years in a position equivalent to a controller or higher responsibilities
  • Strong experience in both the private and public accounting sectors is preferred but not required


  • Basic contract knowledge
  • Credibility, ethical, full disclosure and clean financial history
  • Confidential, understands the ethical standards of a CPA
  • Ability to handle payroll including the mental conflicts that are associated with this responsibility
  • Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product
  • Accountable for specific performance
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over same
  • Good GAAP and financial reporting technical skills
  • Exceptional work ethic


  • Exceptional Microsoft Office Skills
  • Ability to learn accounting/finance software quickly or knowledgeable of VisualOne.

Typical Mental Demands:

  • Able to analyze, organize, summarize and articulate complex legal and financial information
  • Good command of the English language and be able to proofread work
  • Able to read and interpret agreements, then implement the relevant provisions of these agreements
  • Detailed, organized and communicative
  • Understanding, yet persuasive and decisive when dealing with others in the organization
  • Responsive team player with ability to quickly prioritize among numerous pressing tasks
  • Task and goal oriented and capable of functioning in an entrepreneurial and corporate setting
  • Able to prioritize and work with multiple supervisors including the CEO, CMSO and Board of Directors.

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