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Country Club of Missouri | Columbia, Missouri

About the Club
Established in 1971, the Country Club of Missouri stands as a beacon of excellence in member-owned establishments, blending rich traditions with modern amenities. Nestled in the serene landscape of southwest Columbia, the Club embraces a vibrant social atmosphere and a commitment to fostering active lifestyles. The crown jewel, a meticulously crafted 6,493-yard par 72 golf course designed by Marvin Ferguson, offers both challenge and charm. Complementing this golfing paradise is a comprehensive practice facility featuring a range, short game area, and putting green, ensuring members can quickly hone their skills.

Beyond golf, the Club boasts many world-class amenities to cater to all members’ interests and preferences. From tennis and pickleball courts to a sparkling swimming pool, an event center, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The vibrant social calendar keeps the energy alive year-round, with exciting events and gatherings to foster connections and camaraderie among members of all ages.

At the heart of the Club lies a commitment to culinary excellence and impeccable service. Two dining venues offer an unparalleled culinary experience, showcasing delectable cuisine crafted from the finest ingredients and served with a touch of elegance.

Located in the dynamic city of Columbia, home to the University of Missouri, this Club enjoys the best of both worlds – the charm of a close-knit community and the vibrancy of a bustling city. With its accolades as the #2 Best Place to Live in the US by Money Magazine, Columbia offers a thriving environment for families, young professionals, and individuals seeking an exceptional quality of life. Boasting top-rated public schools and easy access to metropolitan areas like Kansas City and St. Louis, Columbia is truly a gem in the heart of the Midwest.

With gross revenues exceeding $5.4 million and an array of membership options to suit diverse lifestyles, the Country Club of Missouri is a testament to excellence in every aspect. Guided by a dedicated Board of Directors and undergoing a transformative $6 million renovation, this Club is committed to elevating the club experience and creating lasting memories for future generations.

About the Position
The Controller works as an integral member of the management team and supervises the accounting and financial operations of the Club. He/she directly assists the Finance Committee and General Manager on all strategic matters relating to budget development and management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting needs, and internal controls. The Controller reports directly to the General Manager and controls and coordinates accounting, auditing, budgeting, taxes, and related activities and records. He/she develops, establishes, and administers procedures and systems about financial matters and prepares financial statements, summaries, forecasts, and analyses for administrative and managerial functions. The Controller analyzes and interprets statistical and accounting information and evaluates operating results for costs, revenues, budgets, policies of operation, trends, and increased profit possibilities.

The Controller will oversee accounting and financial controls, which involve supporting department heads and staff, ensuring compliance with procedures, and guiding operations like payroll, accounts payable/receivable, and inventory management. The position also entails maintaining accurate records, seeking process improvements, and sharing best practices with management. Additionally, he/she will be responsible for preparing comprehensive financial statements, conducting variance analyses, and providing insights for decision-making.

About the Ideal Candidate
The Controller position’s ideal candidate will possess at least seven years of accounting experience, preferably gained in clubs or other hospitality organizations. Seasoned accounting professionals from various organizational backgrounds, including Assistant Controllers from larger private clubs, will be considered. Essential qualities include a proven track record of exemplary leadership, management, and verbal and written communication skills. Additionally, proficiency in Microsoft Excel and prior experience with financial and accounting software applications, including POS systems, are expected. He/she will have integrity, a strong work ethic, and experience managing Human Resources functions within a club, hospitality, or similarly sized company.
The ideal candidate should exhibit strong analytic abilities, sound judgment, and a positive attitude toward member/guest service. He/she should be comfortable coaching department heads in budgeting, forecasting, and financial stewardship and fostering a collaborative team environment.

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance and CHAE or CPA certification are preferred. Overall, the ideal candidate embodies a strategic, collaborative, and trustworthy leader who can drive the organization’s financial integrity and long-term success.

Apply for This Position
Interested candidates should complete the online candidate profile form and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration to DENEHY Club Thinking Partners at If you have any questions or to recommend a candidate, please contact Dan Denehy or Patrick Finlen at 203 319 8228 or by email