United Airlines Assistant Controller - Catering Operations in Houston, Texas

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Catering Operations

The Catering Operations team develops, creates and provides the great dining experiences on board our aircraft.

Assistant Controller – Catering Operations

Job overview and responsibilities

Leads the development and implementation of effective financial controls at the catering unit. Partners and drives kitchen leadership teams to assess needs, recommend, implement, coordinate and evaluate sound business processes. Works with other local & corporate teams to identify improvement opportunities and recommend solutions, including enhancements for overall process improvement. Performs the analysis of financial trends to ensure sound business management at the kitchen.

  • Responsible for the $80M budget and Kitchen Internal controls surrounding Finance, accounting and procurement

  • Manages the assigned functional department, performs duties as an Asst. controller, approves invoices and expenditures, monitors and reports financial/operational performance, prepares monthly forecasts, close packages, and annual budget

  • Reviews and submits capital expenditure requests

  • Supports, trains, and coaches station personnel in the implementation of business office processes and technology

  • Supports in the development and testing of technology solutions to improve the effectiveness of the business functions

  • Administers systems and procedures to monitor performance and reporting

  • Provides planning and administrative services to internal customers

  • Motivates a team of management and administrative co-workers by providing work tools and training to enhance their customer service and technical skills


  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Management, Finance, Economics, or related field

  • High level of analytical ability

  • Strong, demonstrated team leadership skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Highly proficient in MS Office

  • 2-4 years leading a team

  • 2 years of Finance, Accounting, Internal Audit or relevant work experience

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • Food manufacturing experience

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 67 Catering Operations

Function: Food Services - Management & Administrative

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled