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Chief Accounting Officer

New York, NY, USA | Leading Consumer Products Company

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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With aspirations of being a global leader in beauty, Leading Consumer Products Company is at a pivotal point in its growth.This leader will be at the helm of driving operational efficiency both at the functional and organizational level and engaging in the acceleration of international growth through strong accounting analysis, understanding and support.

6 Month Expectations

Assess the current accounting landscape and determine needs across corporate accounting, international accounting, internal controls, consolidations, SEC reporting, technical accounting, billing/credit/collections, procure to pay, and payroll

Develop, recruit, mentor and strengthen the accounting team

Direct and lead the accounting team in the oversight and the development and implementation of Company-wide accounting policies and controls consistent with SEC, US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

Liaise and partner with the external auditors and support FP&A, HR, Treasury, Risk and Compliance, IT, Internal Audit, Tax, Legal, Supply Chain and other key functions

Communicate pending changes in accounting rules and regulations to senior management which carry financial or operational implications and partner with senior management to resolve them

Become a trusted partner and key advisor to the CFO, the senior executive team, the Board and contribute across strategy and day-to-day operations

Close, plan, and direct the monthly, quarterly and annual external and internal financial close and reporting process, ensuring that an effective system is in place to consolidate financial submissions from regional business units and sCompanyidiaries across the globe within published close deadlines

12+ Month Expectations

Provide on-going review and updates of the accounting systems and procedures to ensure that all balance sheet accounts (including all tax-related accounts and intercompany transaction accounts) in all regions are fully reconciled and explainable in accordance with Company policy

Oversee the Company’s annual SOX compliance process including financial statement risk assessment, identification of key controls and testing strategy

Serve as the principle liaison with the Company’s external auditors to ensure a smooth SOX compliance audit

Set appropriate standards for quality and efficiency of the financial reporting process to the CEO and CFO

Monitor the effectiveness of information management and internal controls systems, while continually seeking to improve standards

Present key accounting issues and topics to the audit committee each quarter

Our Ideal Candidate

Inclusive, courageous, discerning, curious, and devoted the the customer

Proven track record of managing high performing, results-focused accounting teams with a clear ability to manage and motivate

Experience taking a company public or to the cusp of going public strongly preferred

Supported the long-term view of a company’s business and vision through adherence to sound accounting policies and US GAAP

Well-versed in international accounting practices and operations

Has led the migration and integration of different reporting tools


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