Food & Beverage Controller

Location: Hallandale Beach, FL

Since Gulfstream Park first opened its doors in 1939, we have quickly become known as South Florida’s legendary entertainment destination. Whether you are looking to watch some live Thoroughbred racing action, try your luck in our high-stakes poker room or unwind with appetizers and cocktails at the Village, we provide a little of something for everyone.
We offer our guests a standard of service unbridled by any other and this level of excellence stems directly from the commitment of our employees. We are always searching for candidates that share our same level of passion for people and desire to succeed, while also embodying our positive spirit. Your future is bright at Gulfstream, so make the right bet and join our winning team today!


Summary: The Food & Beverage Controller will be responsible for all of the food and beverage accounting-related operations, which include: all culinary, restaurant, beverage and catering sales activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maximize Gulfstream's revenue and operational excellence through implementation and oversight of systems and policies related to accounting operations
  • Provide leadership and direction to the F&B Accounting function; serves as a functional part of the F&B team also
  • Develops and manages all financial plans and actions for the F&B operation
  • Maintains a positive cost management index for kitchen and restaurant operations.
  • Utilizes budgets to understand financial activities and objectives; develops annual operating budgets in conjunction with management
  • Uses intuition, experience and professional judgment to help analyze business needs, reinforce existing processes or introduce new processes
  • Responsible for training new or existing employees on job responsibilities; documenting safety related issues and concerns; ensuring employees are appropriately trained in recognizing safety hazards; partaking in accident/incident investigations; addressing safety issues or unsafe working conditions; creating, implementing and communicating safety initiatives for the department. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline, CPA desired
  • Five (5) or more years of progressive experience in financial reporting and accounting within a structured company
  • Previous accounting experience within a food service environment is required
  • Exceptional computer literacy with expert-level EXCEL/ACCESS and Microsoft Office Suite software; Previous experience with Great Plains accounting software preferred, but not required
  • 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
  • Proven ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management; Ability to promote and participate in team environment
  • 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 F&B area at times
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Initiative in identifying and resolving problems timely and effectively
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