Director of Finance

New York, NY 10065 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/11/2018 Job ID: 553

Director of Finance – Luxury Goods – New York, NY


We are seeking a Director of Finance for our client, an established global luxury goods wholesaler and retailer brand in Manhattan. The Director of Finance will report to the CEO, join a close-knit team in a modern office, and be responsible for a blend of accounting, finance, operations, HR, and systems responsibilities. You will have the opportunity to hire an Accountant to support the function.   If you enjoy the luxury goods space and a blend of responsibilities across the organization, this could be your next role!


As the Director of Finance, you will be responsible for:
  • Hiring an Accountant to support the finance function
  • Month End Close
  • Financial Statement prep and review, including commentary and having a full understanding of every GL account and transaction.
  • Accounts Receivable: complete oversight and review of invoices and customer deposits, following up with past due customers and filling in to process when needed
  • Accounts Payable: complete oversight and review, and filling in to process when needed.
  • Fixed assets, depreciation and amortization
  • Bank Recs and Credit Card Recs
  • Tax return support and Sales tax returns
  • Budget and budget vs. actual
  • Seasonal pricing
  • Prepare supplemental reports including Inventory, Marketing Sales, Website Expenses, etc.
  • Prepare 1099’ s for vendors at year end
  • Payroll processing, onboarding/terminations, and benefits/401K administration.
  • Manage the relationship with vendor on foreign currency transactions
  • Manage ecommerce order communication and processing between wholesale customers
  • System Administrator for General ledger and inventory system


Qualifications of the Director of Finance:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Accounting, Finance, or similar
  • Accounting and Finance experience in a wholesale/retail environment preferred
  • Proven ability to be an autonomous, hands-on manager of an accounting/finance function with an interest in handling responsibilities across the organization
  • Strong Excel skills
  • QuickBooks or A2000 experience, or similar wholesale/inventory accounting system experience


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