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Director of Retail Accounting & Inventory Control in New York, NY at ConsultNet

Date Posted: 5/22/2019

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    New York, NY
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Job Description

Position Summary:
The role is accountable for overseeing the activities performed by the Retail Accounting and Inventory Control teams that support all the company's brands.

Responsibilities include -
• Oversee the transactional processing and reconciliation of retail sales and payments for 600 plus stores
  • Review accounting initiatives to ensure compliance with GAAP
  • Review balance sheet accounts, including gift card liability, credit card receivables, store cash accounts, judgmental reserves for returns and shrink reserve
  • Review results of physical inventories and cycle counts
• Review monthly dashboard reporting for unusual trends including Tender Analysis, Returns Analysis, Bad Debt/Chargebacks, Over and Short, etc.
• Evaluate cross brand processes and recommend best practices
• Liaison with other departments including Loss Prevention, Retail Systems and Store Operations as needed on new initiatives, projects, and issues
• Coordinate with consultant on all brand escheatment flings
  • Implement and monitor internal controls in the Shared Service Center for Retail Accounting and Inventory Control to ensure compliance with SOX
  • Service the controllership in support of the month end, quarter end and year end closing deliverables. Deliverables include preparation of a quarterly close deck with balance sheet analytic and rollforwards of significant reserves
  • Build and manage business relationships within the Controllership, Brands, Regions, Functions and strategic suppliers
  • Provide overall strategic, team development and process leadership to external service partners
  • Oversee System Development and Implementation Projects, including implementation of new Sales Audit and Inventory Management systems
  • Global Process Owner for Retail Accounting and Inventory Control
  • Drive efficiencies by continuously challenging current thinking and constantly evaluating processes and systems to ensure operations and control environments are efficient and effective
  • Implement reconciliation of Order Management system to ensure proper accounting treatment
  • Coordinate all internal and external auditors request
  • Learn process flow of all transactions in order to be able to get into the detail when issues need to be researched
The accomplished individual will possess the following skills
• Service delivery and mindset orientation
• Demonstrated relationship building and maintenance, facilitation, consensus building and conflict resolution skills
• Demonstrated ability to generate cross-group cooperation within an organization and influence change in others
• Demonstrated effective communicator across a range of audiences (large group presentations to one-on-one meetings)
• Demonstrated ability to motivate both direct reports, as well as influence and motivate outside of a directly reporting organization
• Willingness to understand transactional details and apply to the "Big picture” perspective
• Stimulating change-oriented thinking and ability to direct major change initiatives to meet the needs of the Business and the Finance organization
• Strong planning and organizing skills
• Strong people development skills
• Team player


• B.S. or M.S. in Accounting
• Big 4 Experience or Public Accounting with Retail Experience
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent credential
• Demonstrated ability to manage a sizeable operation and experience managing a team
• Experience in establishing a transformational agenda (i.e. major technology and/or process change)
• Success in change management, and adept at gaining consensus, but also experienced in leading significant operational decision-making
• Solid understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley certification requirements and compliance maintenance.
• Experience working/managing with SAP-enabled process environment a plus

Be a part of the ConsultNet difference. As a leading national provider of IT staffing and solutions, ConsultNet delivers exceptional services to startup, midmarket and Fortune 1000 companies across North America. Since 1996, we've partnered with clients to create rewarding opportunities for our consultants, successfully building teams that have surefire results.
In the past two years alone, we have placed more than 1,500 consultants in contract, contract-to-hire, or direct placement opportunities. We understand communication is key to finding the right job that matches your skills and career goals. For us, it's not just the work that we do; it's how we do the work. Our breadth of offerings extends to multiple IT positions in major markets throughout the country, see more at