Careers & American Blue Ribbon Holdings

American Blue Ribbon Holdings is dedicated to becoming the premiere diversified food service company committed to exceeding the expectations of our guests and varied customers. We currently operate more than 650 company and franchise restaurants in 43 states under the Village Inn, Bakers Square, O'Charley's and Ninety Nine brands. We also own and operate Legendary Baking, comprised of three bakery facilities which supply our restaurants and other food service and retail customers with a variety of high quality baked goods and "The Best Pie in America".

ABRH goals will be achieved through leveraging the expertise of our highly experienced management team, soliciting investor insight, maximizing the efficiencies of our shared service platform and the strong execution of our strategic initiatives. By taking full advantage of the combined synergies of our operating companies to provide purchasing power and other shared service functions, we are able to enhance profitability and deliver solid returns for our investors in an extremely competitive market place. We accomplish this within the framework of our Vision, Values and Culture guidelines that ensure a positive work environment for our more than 35,000 team members.

We offer a Competitive salary supported with comprehensive health and benefits programs including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance (Provided at no cost to team member)
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Paid Time Off - Earn based on policy

American Blue Ribbon Holdings is an Equal Opportunity & E-Verify Employer.

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Director, Accounting (External Reporting)

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Job Description


Primary responsibility is for the management of the Company’s external audit and interim review process by serving as primary point of contact to the external audit firm, responding to audit requests and overall process coordination.  Provides research, recommends conclusions and documents, in memo form, technical accounting matters and the Company’s position thereon.  Also is primary point of contact with the Company’s parent on quarterly reporting and accounting matters.  Additionally and to a lesser extent certain accounting related duties within the Financial Reporting area related to period, quarter and annual financial close.



  • Prepare the Company’s annual financial statements and related Notes.
  • Coordinate the collection and review of external audit and parent communications
  • Research, interpret and ensure compliance with new accounting guidance
  • Maintenance and continual improvement of the information gathering process
  • Lead in quarter and year-end planning
  • Lead in the coordination of the quarter and annual external audit process
  • Point on any key transactions or accounting impact from parent initiatives



  • Solid understanding of U.S. GAAP A good working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Strong analytical/critical thinking skills
  • Strong technical writing skills, with effective verbal and written communications
  • Must possess a high degree of accuracy and organization
  • Effective process management skills
  • Highly proficient with Excel
  • Ability to do independent research and draw conclusions
  • Ability to handle multiple time demands and manage multiple deadlines at once.
  • Ability to prepare financial analyses from general ledger data




Minimum of five years experience in either Big 4 or corporate external reporting positions, a 4-year degree in Accounting or Finance and a Certified Public Accountant certification.  Heavy experience with the preparation of financial statements and related footnotes under US GAAP a must.  Restaurant or retail industry experience a plus. 




While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to have the ability to sit for long periods of time, stand, walk, kneel and manipulate (lift, carry or move) light to medium weights of 20 – 40 lbs. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including the ability to grasp and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read and edit information.


Work hours:  The hours may be in excess of Monday thru Friday, 8:00 – 5:00, normal operating hours, however, business needs may dictate additional hours and occasional night and/or weekends.

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