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Business Controller

Performance Team Freight Sys, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Sumner, WA posted April 28, 2021.

About the company:

As a company, we promote a culture of honesty and integrity, and value the trust it allows us to build with customers and employees alike.  If you are seeking to be a part of a family, this is the place for you!

Performance Team (PT) is an industry-leading third-party logistics (3PL) company with over 30 years of experience in Warehousing, Distribution, Consolidation and Transportation. PT has 12 domestic hubs strategically located near major ports, interstate highways and intermodal rail lines allowing us to provide the retail and manufacturing industries with flexible B2B and B2C solutions for the movement, handling and distribution of goods. We believe that it is our talented team of professionals who help us stand at the forefront of the logistics industry today. Our focus on our people is what sets us apart and keeps our customers coming back to work with us! At a time when many companies are cutting back and losing their valuable resources, Performance Team is growing full force! Join the team that is outperforming the rest, and make a difference.

Performance Team is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Performance Team will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Create and own weekly forecasts for responsible sites by working closely with Operations, Accounting and Billing Specialist teams, and independently utilizing Accounting systems to monitor and track Revenue/Expenses as they are incurred
  • Ability to lay out detailed assumptions and effectively bridge variances from Budget to Forecast, and Forecast to Actual
  • Proactively participate in New Business pricing (RFP’s) and provide necessary financial input that should be included in the pricing model, such as, not limited to, relevant market cost data, labor rates and productivities, accounting treatment on Revenue/Costs, propose proper rate structure to mitigate the company’s risk
  • Prepare Investment Proposal’s for new investments (CapEx, Lease Commitments), analyzing ROI, FCF, NPV, Payback Period of a new customer contract, that will be presented to Senior Management for approval
  • Participate and lead month end close activities for responsible sites, actively working and communicating with Accounting teams, and ensuring correctness/accuracy of P&L figures
  • Drive annual Budget process, a bottom’s up approach, by working closely with Operations and Commercial teams to build a solid, detailed set up assumptions using historical/future anticipated trends, and following through with pertinent team members that commitments are kept and delivered on a timely basis
  • Work directly with Operations to create and implement tools to track pertinent KPI’s, including, but not limited to, hourly tracking, volume, productivity, key contractual parameter’s
  • Identifies trends and developments within the Operation and various profit/cost centers and presents the findings and recommended improvements to senior management.  
  • Conducts special studies to analyze complex financial actions and prepares recommendations for policy, procedure, control, or action.
  • Prepares timely and accurate reports, plans, and forecasts for internal and external constituents.
  • Evaluates complex profit plans, operating records, and financial statements.
  • Establishes databases of pertinent information for use in analyzing future plans and forecasts.
  • Makes recommendations to management regarding cost saving or profit generating opportunities and profitability improvement strategies including the ROI. 
  • Coordinates with all levels of management to gather, analyze, summarize, and prepare recommendations regarding financial plans, acquisition activity, new business planning, trended future requirements, government requirements, and operating forecasts.
  • Has knowledge of and can apply commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the finance and accounting field.
  • Position is full time and on site.

Competencies                               

  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively.  Responds well to questions.  Participates in meetings. 
  • Written Communication – Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Professionalism – Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follow through on commitments.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
  • Ability to adapt to new processes, learn new systems, and work wells in a changing environment 

Education and/or Experience                               
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; + five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills                               
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Computer Skills                               
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have advanced knowledge of MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Access, MS Word, software and ERP business applications such as Oracle, SAP, Anaplan, AccPac, NetSuite etc.

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