Director - Accounting & External Reporting

American Eagle Outfitters   •  

Pittsburgh, PA

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods

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11 - 15 years

Posted 179 days ago

This job is no longer available.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Position is responsible for planning, directing and managing the financial and accounting activities including month end close, maintenance of general ledger, SOX compliance, financial audits & SEC reporting.  Additional responsibilities include technical accounting research, preparing internal financial reports and analysis, and establishing and maintaining accounting policies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee daily operations of the Accounting & SEC Reporting Department
  • Manage the preparation of all SEC filings, including quarterly (Form 10-Q) and annual (Form 10-K), periodic filings, related earnings release materials and investor presentations to ensure compliance with SEC rules and regulations, compliance with U.S. GAAP guidance and consistency across all communications
  • Review of quarterly financial statements including balance sheets and cash flow
  • Ensure complete and accurate supporting documentation of financial and other information used in external reporting, including financial statements, earnings releases and supporting information, and earnings release scripts
  • Establish and maintain close coordination with financial operations, functional department heads and FP&A to ensure proper input into internal and external financialreporting
  • Monitor effectiveness of internal controls related to the accounting, financialreporting & financial oversight functions to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Monitor and ensure timely identification of evolving accounting guidance; provide interpretation and document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner
  • Review, author, update, and revise technical accounting and corporate accounting policies, as needed
  • Research accounting literature and apply technical standards to business transactions
  • Support the external financialaudit process, including audit planning and coordination



QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • CPArequired
  • 10+ years accounting experience; public accounting & corporate leadership experiencepreferred
  • Public company experience including experience with SEC filings
  • Prior retail industry experience in a corporate setting
  • Strong technical accounting skills and working knowledge of accounting pronouncements
  • High degree of proficiency with standard Microsoft Office products and Microsoft Windows
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving and presentation skills
  • Experience in managing a corporate accounting team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of personnel and management
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

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