Zankou Chicken



Vernon, CA


Full Time

Zankou Chicken is looking for a highly dedicated controller to lead our finance and accounting team! We're a growing, family-owned restaurant chain seeking a proactive accounting professional who wants to be challenged to learn and grow with our company!  


What happens after you join our team? 

  • First, we'll share our vision with you. This is where you'll learn our goals and strategies, identify operational and organizational opportunities, and envision how you and your team can help build the big picture.  
  • Second, you will connect the dots. You'll visit a few of our locations and meet the awesome teams that make Zankou not only what it is today, but what it will be tomorrow. 
  • After weeks of learning our standards and aligning yourself with our culture, you will begin to improve Zankou and take it to the next level. At Zankou, we don’t meet the status quo. We break through it via continuous improvement. 



  • Spearhead accounting activities to prepare, analyze and report financial statements for Zankou entities and affiliates  
  • Assess and implement systems and strategies for growth, improvement and efficiency 
  • Take on full ownership of building budgets and key forecasts, ensuring integrity of the financial results and compliance with relevant company finance policies 
  • Identify opportunities to reduce cost of sale and increase overall performance, driving improvement by recommending innovative solutions identified through analysis of past and current performance 
  • Work with company executives to analyze the company’s financial position with respect to profits, trends, costs, sales analysis, headcount, variance to budget and report findings and make recommendations to senior management 
  • Recommend and monitor an effective internal environment by proper assignment and delegation of duties over direct reports and cooperation with related departments 
  • Assist and train Restaurant Operations on P&L performance analyses 
  • Maintain close relationships with company banks, auditors, insurance carriers/brokers and CPA firms 
  • Manage accounting functions including general accounting, cost accounting, revenue recognition, fixed assets, A/P, A/R, and invoicing 
  • Perform monthly reconciliations, post adjusting journal entries, and provide useful variance analysis 
  • Collaborate with outsourced CPA firm for tax planning and returns 
  • Organize and maintain vital documents and data  
  • All other duties as assigned 


What we're looking for: 

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Accounting 
  • CPA Certification Preferred
  • Restaurant industry experience preferred
  • At least 5 years of high level accounting and finance experience 
  • General understanding of depreciation, partnership accounting and taxation 
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • ERP experience in either a restaurant or manufacturing company 
  • Highly proficient with QuickBooks Enterprise and Excel 
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work under deadlines, manage priorities, delegate tasks, and complete assigned tasks with minimal management follow up 


What we offer:  

  • $95,000 - $105,000 salary 
  • 95% coverage of individual health insurance  
  • Up to 3 weeks paid vacation  
  • Complimentary meals every day  
  • Exceptional training and tools that will help you succeed  
  • Fun and challenging environment in a growing company  



Zankou Enterprises, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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