Director of Accounting

Description: 
POSITION SUMMARY

European Fashion retailer, which operates 150+ points of sales in the United States and Canada.

The Director of Accounting is responsible for day-to-day oversight and supervision of the finance and accounting operations.

  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Oversee company’s ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with general accounting standards and regulatory requirements; Manage month-end close and preparation of financial statements; Supervise a team of 4: AP Manager , Senior accountant, AR Senior Accountant, Sales Audit accounting assistant Ensure accuracy of the company’s accounts by developing and maintaining reconciliation schedules, month end closing binder, finance metrics and researching variances; Role includes the preparation and posting of journal entries/accruals and assisting with bank reconciliations; Manage day-to-day treasury functions including preparation of weekly cash forecast; participate in key finance projects Oversee inventory costing including testing standards accuracy; Assist CFO with company’s internal control procedures and guarantee their implementation; Manage external and internal audits; Tax related duties: assist company’s outside consultants with tax filings and tax audits

 

  JOB REQUIREMENTS Bachelors’ degree in Accounting (CPA a plus) from college or university is required; Candidate must have 5+ years of experience in the accounting department of a retailer; Candidate must have experience with MS Office Suite with strong emphasis on proficiency using Excel (working knowledge of Oracle and QuickBooks); Highly organized, work pro-actively and efficiently by completing tasks and deadlines; hands-on individual with initiative and problem solving skills; High acumen to detail and accuracy of data and information Demonstrated strong leadership skills; ability to communicate with customers, co-workers, and business contacts in a courteous and professional manner; Articulate verbal and written communication skills in English are required(French a plus)
Department: 
Accounting
Job Type: 
Full Time
Location: 
New York NY
Job Order ID: 
6186