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Sr. Accountant/Assistant Controller

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Our client is seeking a dedicated and experienced Senior Accountant/Assistant Controller to join their dynamic team. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the financial operations of a leading fragrance brand, renowned for its unique scents and innovative designs. The successful candidate will be instrumental in ensuring smooth financial operations, from managing daily accounting tasks to overseeing inventory accounting.

What you'll do:

As a Senior Accountant/Assistant Controller, you will play an integral role in shaping the financial landscape of our client's organisation. Your expertise will ensure the smooth running of financial operations, from managing daily accounting tasks to ensuring compliance with GAAP. You will also have the opportunity to support process improvement projects, driving efficiency across the business. Your responsibilities will extend to managing sales tax compliance and filings, as well as overseeing inventory accounting. This role offers the chance to broaden your skills by cross-training in all aspects of the accounting cycle.

  • Perform daily and weekly accounting tasks for timely monthly and year-end close, including journal entries
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP and company policies
  • Prepare and analyse account reconciliations
  • Provide assistance to outside auditors, gathering necessary account information and documents for annual and ad hoc audits
  • Support process improvement projects driving efficiency and compliance
  • Manage Sales Tax compliance and filings
  • Oversee accounting for inventory including obsolescence reserves, physical inventory valuation and reconciliation
  • Support Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions
  • Cross-train to learn full accounting cycle and processes
  • Participate in ad-hoc accounting projects

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for the Senior Accountant/Assistant Controller position brings a wealth of experience in multi-channel organisations. With a strong foundation in Accounting, you are well-versed in GAAP and have a proven track record of managing sales tax compliance and filings. Your experience with physical inventory valuation and reconciliation will be invaluable in this role. You are adept at using advanced Excel functions and have direct experience with EDI, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable. Familiarity with Microsoft Business Central/Navision, Shopify, Power BI, and Avalara would be advantageous.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting; CPA preferred
  • 5-10 years of experience in a multi-channel organisation, preferably within Beauty or comparable industries
  • Strong understanding of sales tax compliance/Wayfair and sales tax filings
  • Experience overseeing Physical Inventory valuation and reconciliation
  • Proficiency in advanced Excel (v-lookups, pivot tables, charting)
  • Direct experience with EDI, Accounts receivable and Accounts Payable
  • Experience with Microsoft Business Central/Navision, Shopify, Power BI and Avalara desirable

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a perfumer-designer owned fragrance brand based in New York City. Founded by a creative duo, the company has carved out a unique niche in the fragrance industry with its innovative scents that transport users to another realm. The company values creativity, innovation, and collaboration, offering employees an inclusive environment where they can contribute to the creation of world-class fragrances.

What's next:

Ready to make your mark in the fragrance industry? Apply now!

Apply today by clicking on the link. We look forward to receiving your application!

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Finance & Accounting

Focus: Accounting

Industry: Retail

Salary: $100,000 - $140,000 per year

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Language: English - Professional working

Location: New York

Job Reference: NGB5BI-04B5C4C3

Date posted: May 16, 2024

Consultant: Rose Bencivenga

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