Controller

New York, New York 10001 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 04/06/2018 Job ID: 502

Controller

Controller needed for well-respected cosmetics and skin care brand in New York, This is a hands-on role that requires a detailed understanding of every aspect of financial control over banking, AR, AP, inventory and manufacturing controls, monthly GL reconciliation, point of sale controls, expense and commissions management, sales tax, consolidations, fixed assets and depreciation.

Responsibilities for the Controller:
  • Manage all aspects of financial management of the company, including wholesale,   retail, online distribution.
  • Prepare and monitor financial budgets, cash flow and working capital forecasts
  • Manage AR, AP, Payroll
  • Manage and oversee accounting for both the wholesale and online lines of business  
  • Tax management and multi-state sales tax compliance, with other licensing and compliance issues
  • Manage insurance coverage and maintenance of other licenses, trademarks and regulatory obligations of the Company
  • Manage financial control of outsourced manufacturing locations, third party logistics operations, inventory and working capital control, purchasing policies, product costs and reporting in conjunction with the Director of Supply Chain
  • Financial and regulatory oversight of owned retail and Spa locations in respect to budgets, inventory levels, purchasing control, revenue and cash reconciliation and other performance issues
  • Monitor and ensure controlled spending in sales and marketing, challenge all sales-driven departments to keep within their budgetary guidelines and support their potential sales goals by balancing expenses across the Company
  • In conjunction with contracted PEO, manage HR policies, budgets, payroll and associated communications including benefits, 401K plan and NY state employment law compliance
  • Track and report internal and external spending about software, information technology and infrastructure, in partnership with specialist external providers

Experience and Requirements for Controller:
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Qualified or part-qualified CPA with knowledge of audit and review procedures
  • One-five (1-5) years of recent experience as a Controller
  • Demonstrated “ roll-up sleeves” work ethic with ability to collaborate with team members
  • Hands-on experience gained through responsible financial management positions
  • Significant experience working with companies with physical inventory, manufacturing and logistics requirements, knowledge of forecasting, MRP and BOM management
  • Must be capable of advanced level MS Excel and be proficient with accounting/financial software; familiarity with Sage ERP100, MAS200 or similar systems a plus
  • Additional working knowledge of software-driven business process automation from web site interfaces
  • Familiarity with financial control, POS processes and operational support of retail subsidiaries
  • Capability for reporting and data analysis using advanced software tools
  • Experience partnering with other departments to deliver creative solutions that strategically align with business goals

 

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