Childrens Place   •  

Secaucus, NJ

Industry: Apparel & Footwear


8 - 10 years

Posted 297 days ago

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The Director of Accounting role is a critical role within the accounting and finance organization for the Children’s Place.  The role is primarily focused on coordination and management of the Company’s global accounting close process and will support both external financialreporting and monthly departmental reporting as well ensure SOX compliance.  The Director will oversee four accountants but will also work cross functionally with the entire accounting team as well as otherinternal departments and outside service providers.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversee the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close processes, including collaboration and coordination amongst multiple stakeholders, reviewing journal entries, reports and reconciliations
  • Review monthly balance sheet reconciliations and provide regular feedback to the staff
  • Provide technical guidance in preparing transactional accounting and documenting memos as needed
  • Ensure compliance with internal control / SOX policies and procedures
  • Support external financialreporting, including preparation of monthly financial statements and draft monthly MD&A
  • Analyze financial statements on a monthly basis and report on variances
  • Advise team regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions
  • Provide training and development to new and existing staff as needed and serve as a resource on accounting matters
  • Work with direct reports (when applicable) to establish performance goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of team
  • Work directly with the external audit firm
  • Lead special projects and process enhancements


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • P.A. license preferred, with a mix private and public experience
  • 7-10 years of corporate accounting and/or auditexperience with at least 2+ years in a supervisory role
  • ERP system experience, SAPexperiencepreferred
  • Strong understanding of accounting theory and US GAAP
  • Knowledge of internal controls over financialreporting
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills a must
  • Detail oriented and deadline driven with good analytical, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and associates
  • Able to present financial data in a concise, logical and useful manner
  • Ability to think proactively and work in a highly collaborative and high paced environment
  • 2018-29066