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Financial Controller


Title:              Financial Controller
Division:         Americas
Job Classification:     Exempt
Reports to:        VP Finance
Direct Reports:         N/A

The Financial Controller for the Americas will be responsible for all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory tax and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. The Controller responsibilities will also include process optimization and financial risk management.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Oversee, manage team and understand all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting, Accounting for leases (ASC842 &IFRS16) Revenue Recognition and Tax
•    Coordinate the month end closing process and preparation of regulatory reporting 
•    Develop monthly and quarterly accounting reports for the management and executive teams
•    Research technical accounting issues for compliance
•    Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
•    Assisting in preparing corporate income tax provisions, quarterly estimates and DTA/DTL calculations
•    Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
•    Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
•    Assisting to VP of finance/CFO in defining and long-term goals and objectives of the Finance department 
•    Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
•    Leadership and applicable delegation on corporate financial projects


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

•    Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance
•    Proven working experience as a Financial controller or similar position with experience in luxury or fast retail required
•    Big 4 background preferred
•    7+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
•    CPA/CMA or ACCA preferred
•    Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
•    Understanding of indirect taxes and nexus requirements
•    Experience with creating financial statements, general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
•    Outstanding knowledge and understanding of GAAP, IFRS, and SOX compliance
•     “Hands On” ERP Systems Experience – SAP preferred
•    Outstanding communication, relationship-building and presentation skills
•    Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence and executive presence – ability to motivate staff
•    Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
•    Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and tax audits
•    Able to work independently and highly meticulous

 

This position is classified as exempt for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law, as this employee’s primary duties consist of the performance of office or non-manual field work directly related to management policies and/or general operations.  Moreover, it is expected of this position that the employee will customarily and regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment, utilizing his or her training, experience, and knowledge.

 


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City