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The Country Club of New Canaan | New Canaan, Connecticut

About the Club

Founded in 1893, the Country Club of New Canaan is a family-oriented, full service, private 501(c)(7) country Club nestled in a beautiful, bucolic residential community in Fairfield County, Connecticut. With a very local membership, the Club maintains a familial atmosphere with social and sports programming for all. The Club is currently undergoing a $25 million reconstruction of its clubhouse and pool, with the clubhouse slated to be complete by January 2020. This is an exciting time for the Club and the community.

Amenities offered include an 18-hole Willie Park, Jr. designed golf course that hosts 17,000 rounds annually, eight Har-Tru tennis courts, four paddle courts and comfortable paddle hut, three singles and one double squash court, golf and racquets pro shops, swimming pool and pool house, snack bar, men’s and ladies locker rooms, junior and adult lessons and clinics in all sports, children’s summer camp and an active social calendar.

Dining options in the new clubhouse will include the Club Room (80) for informal and family dining, the Formal Dining Room (34) with more intimate seating and magnificent views over the terrace to the golf course, and the new Wine Room with sophisticated seating for 10 for private lunches and dinners. The Club’s new bar will seat up to 32 with relaxed upholstered seating along the walls in addition to seating at the bar counter. The Ballroom will be expanded to accommodate up to 300 guests for private and club sponsored events.

There are 605 member families with gross revenues just under $12 million. Food and beverage revenues are $1.7 million with 11% generated through private events. In season there are 200 total staff members with 80 remaining year-round. The Club is operational Tuesday through Sunday in season, and Wednesday through Sunday in the off season.

About the Position

The Controller is responsible for supervising all accounting and financial operations of the Club including but not limited to the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting needs and internal controls. Reporting to the General Manager, the Controller coordinates all accounting, auditing, budgeting, taxes, insurance, and related activities and records. He/she will develop, establish and administer procedures and systems pertaining to financial matters, prepare financial statements, forecasts and analysis for administrative, Board, and managerial functions. Through regular evaluation of operating results, the Controller identifies opportunities to increase profits, advises on cost saving strategies, and coaches department heads on sound financial decision making pursuant to their respective budgets. The Controller will oversee a team of two in the accounting office, also supervising HR functions and oversight of technology property wide.

Compensation:  The Club will offer a competitive compensation plan, along with standard benefits.

About the Ideal Candidate

This position requires a team player with excellent analytic skills, verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to exercise sound judgment. Candidates must have graduated from a four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance or a related field and have ten years of professional accounting experience, ideally with the majority of those years in a controller capacity in a private club or hospitality-related industry. Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance and CPA or CHAE certification. Non-profit and hospitality experience is attractive as is professional experience working with IT and Human Resources. As the Club opens a brand-new clubhouse in January 2020, the Controller will participate in helping to shape and refine the new budget for optimal financial results.

Apply for This Position

Interested candidates should complete the Club Management Candidate Profile Form and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration. For further assistance or to recommend a candidate, please contact Alison Savona or Dan Denehy 203-319-8228 or by email at /