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Director, Inventory Accounting

Ref ID: 00090-0010523340
Classification: Accounting Supervisor/Mgr/Dir
Compensation: DOE
For immediate consideration Our client, a well-established and growing firm, is looking for a Director, Inventory Accounting. Responsibilities will include: ? Reconciliation between the inventory Stock Ledger and General Ledger. ? Ensure in-transit inventory is properly reported and accounted for. ? Ensure physical and cycle count physical inventories for the retail stores and distribution centers are booked properly ? Review and report results and reconcile variances. ? Day-to-day inventory accounting operations and work closely with cross-functional counterparts in our distribution centers and supply chain functions to develop and maintain policies and processes to handle new or existing transaction streams. ? Analyze inventory reserves and recommend required reserves in accordance with policy, including shortage analysis, lower of cost or market, obsolescence and returns reserve. ? Assist in the analysis and reporting of inventory obsolescence. ? Analyze mark out of stock transactions and trends. ? Process various month-end journals applicable to inventory, revenue and COGS and prepare related month-end reconciliations. ? Analyze month end reports for variances to forecast and budget and follow up on unusual variances to ensure understanding. ? Support process flow initiatives conducted by Supply Chain and ensure that accurate accounting and valuation of inventory is maintained. ? Recognize financial accounting risks and recommend controls to mitigate risks. ? Interface with outside auditors during quarterly reviews and annual audits. ? Assist with preparation of various audit and financial statement schedules. ? Lead and monitor the implementation of controls related to SOX for inventory department. ? Create and maintain procedural documentation for inventory accounting to comply with SOX requirements. ? Provide support in the monthly/quarterly testing of SOX controls and ensure adherence around the key controls is achieved. ? Review and perform an analysis of all Other COGS. ? Review sales and royalty payments to various designers. ? Review margin by channel. ? Key player in business changes that impact operational accounting.
REQUIREMENTS ? Minimum of 10 years' accounting experience, including 4-6 years with Manager or Director-level responsibilities ? Must have strong skills in understanding detail mapping and understanding transactional inventory process flows ? Self-starter that takes the initiative to tackle issues and solve problems ? Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills ? Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment ? Desire to get into details and problem solve for issues, many times with high levels of data ? Strong excel skills ? Strong interpersonal skills ? A strong understanding of finance and accounting pertaining to sales, inventory, COGS and margin analysis ? Required to work cross-functionally with other departments ? Inventory or costing, general ledger and/or supply chain support required ? Retail or manufacturing or warehouse management experience preferred ? Proven track record to drive and implement process improvements and maintain compliance on key business processes ? Ability to present results to Senior Executives ? Capable of documenting process, procedures and policies ? CPA preferred with Strong Accounting skills ? Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or equivalent ? Experience working with non-financial merchant groups, IT and warehouse inventory control preferred ? Experience with Oracle Financials, CommercialWare, STS, Hyperion a plus ? Sarbanes-Oxley implementation a plus Our client offers a very competitive compensation and benefits plan, and a beautiful and casual work environment. For immediate consideration, please send resumes to Click Here to Email Your Resum? and/or call Lori on 707-578-3355.
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