Senior Director of Accounting

About the Opportunity

Our client is a holding company within consumer goods that is wholly-owned by a publicly traded company.  The CFO is looking for a Senior Director of Accounting to manage the Controller and her team of 20 people in midtown Manhattan.  This new role will be responsible for overseeing the team and working to improve the current processes to keep up with growth and deadlines.  They have grown both organically and through acquisition, and boast a collaborative culture with beautiful offices. They would like to speak with CPAs who have managed large teams and can evaluate the current processes and systems to create best practices.

The annual base salary range is $175,000 to $240,000. Actual compensation offered to the successful candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level, among other things. Details about eligibility for bonus compensation (if applicable) will be finalized at the time of offer.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and oversight for the entirety of the accounting department through direct feedback, setting procedures, managing key milestones, and building routines to support in the daily, weekly, and monthly tasks
  • Implement strategies to give more automation of workload for the accounting department and provide education to support the efficiency for all team members
  • Manage the financial information systems to help deliver accurate and timely financial reporting that is in accordance with GAAP
  • Evaluate all financial systems and procedures and implement changes and improvements to increase accuracy, control, and timely reporting. Ensure the integrity of financial reporting systems with books of original records
  • Collaborate with the Director of FPA to support the development of the annual budget and monthly forecast
  • Partner with the CFO and Director of FPA to establish the implementation of monitoring and reporting performance against KPI’s
  • Close on time with complete reconciliations in accordance with SOX requirements. Shorten close timing to reasonable public company standards with systems and process improvements
  • Be responsible for the Company’s consolidated monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close and reporting processes, as well as monitoring and establishing accounting policies and internal controls for the firm, in compliance with GAAP, SOX, and all other regulatory standards
  • Set priorities and goals for the department and provide training for the accounting team
  • Establish and develop processes and relationships with internal and external groups that will improve the flow of financial information in the company
  • Lead all external and internal audit requirements
  • Other ad hoc projects supported when requested by the CFO

 

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in finance, economics or accounting
  • CPA license required
  • 15+ years of experience in varying levels of finance and accounting
  • Proven experience working for a publicly-traded company desired
  • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and costing
  • Prior Controller experience in an established business where financial best practices were utilized
  • Consumer Goods background strongly preferred
  • Process improvement and ERP system implementation experience
  • Inquisitive mindset – ability to understand the overall business well enough to add value to key business discussions and  recommendations
  • Inspires confidence, especially amongst the Leadership Team and Board of Directors in financial matters
  • Able to present critical financial data to various audiences (i.e., Board,  Shareholders, colleagues)
  • Ability to foster and lead a team of professionals in a collaborative, cross-functional environment (management responsibility for the following functions: Accounting, Payroll, AP & A/R)

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