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Pizza Hut U.S. Controller

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Yum! Brands, Inc.

Louisville, KY

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Pizza Hut U.S. Controller




Company Summary

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. In 2017, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and ranked among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over seven new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development.

Since our spin-off from PepsiCo in 1997, Yum! Brands has become a truly global company going from approximately 20 percent of profits coming from outside the U.S. to approximately 50 percent in 2016. We’re proud to be the worldwide leader in emerging markets with over 17,000 restaurants, nearly twice as many as the nearest competition. With less than 3 restaurants per million people in the top 10 emerging markets, compared to approximately 57 restaurants per million in the U.S., we are on the ground floor of global growth.

Our mission is to build the world’s most loved, trusted and fastest growing restaurant brands. We are evolving KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell into iconic, distinctive and relevant global brands.

Importantly, we’re extremely proud of our 1.5 million employees around the globe and the unique culture we’ve built, one that’s filled with energy, opportunity, and fun. We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone, and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background. Yum! Brands is great place to be yourself, grow and make a difference.

Job Description


The position has primary responsibility for the complete and accurate reporting of Pizza Hut’s U.S. financial statements and related metrics.


Supervise the timely completion of the periodic and quarterly close process, ensuring complete and accurate financial statements and related key metrics such as same-store sales growth and unit count. Key deliverables include the periodic common reporting package, quarterly balance sheet reviews, MD&A packages, and management representation letters.

Actively manage a team of 5. This includes balancing workloads, providing opportunities for all team members, and ensuring YUM’s culture thrives within Pizza Hut U.S. Control. Design and execute reviews of the team’s work to detect any significant financial reporting errors, and leverage those reviews to identify coaching opportunities and needs for any process improvements.

Establish strong relationships with the Pizza Hut U.S. management team that includes advising them on the accounting implications of potential transactions.

Identify and partner with Division Controller and YUM Control to resolve any significant accounting and reporting issues that arise each quarter. Recent examples include accounting for the Pizza Hut Transformation Agreement and adopting new revenue recognition rules. Resolution includes preparing and/or reviewing documentation to be included in quarterly CFO close decks and presenting that information to the Division CFO each quarter.

Preparing and/or reviewing all aspects of the annual PH LLC financials that are required to be filed with PH’s Franchise Disclosure Document, ensuring that those financials are complete, accurate and filed timely.

Assist with the Pizza Hut Division close process as necessary

Serve on task forces as necessary (e.g. new system implementations)

Minimum Requirements

Bachelors in Accounting

CPA with experience regarding business issues, preferably retail-based companies

Strong written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to explain accounting and reporting issues in a clear and concise manner

Ability to quickly dissect and understand business transactions/issues in order to apply accounting consistent with such transactions’/issues’ substance

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Company Profile
Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE: YUM), based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world’s leading restaurant company with over 40,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories. Yum! Brands is ranked #201 on the FORTUNE 500 list with revenues of more than $13 billion in 2012 and in 2013 was named among the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Our restaurant brands - KFC®, Pizza Hut® and Taco Bell® - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.

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