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VP, Assistant Controller

Akron, OH, USA | Signet Jewelers

  • Industry:
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Reporting to the Corporate Controller, this role will manage the day-to-day accounting operations of Signet North America company and coordination with international subsidiary accounting and reporting activities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Monitor the maintenance the integrity of the internal controls over financial reporting in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act

Oversee the monthly and quarterly consolidations and intercompany eliminations.

Plan, develop and implement effective accounting strategies in accordance with evolving regulatory, legal, and governmental requirements and industry trends

Maintain all foreign statutory reporting requirements

Manage all SEC reporting, including annual and quarterly filings, as well as support annual proxy process.

Assist with process improvement efforts including streamlining close process, implementation, and continuing improvements to ERP system

Assist with due diligence and purchase accounting activities, including reporting out to the company’s senior management team

Develop and monitor effective policies and procedures for the company

Oversight of Consolidations and Equity Administration/Accounting processes

Help manage reporting functions, including preparation of financial statements, assistance with internal reporting, and preparation of Board of Director financial materials

Serve as central point of contact for annual audit

Provide technical accounting support as needed in complex accounting areas such revenue recognition, tax accounting, and purchase accounting. This includes working with the various departments to implement agreed-upon resolutions.Lead adoption of new accounting pronouncements.

Forge strong cross-functional working relationships within the company

Integrate the accounting and reporting operations of R2net and manage the accounting going forward.


Educational Requirements:

Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting/Finance required from an accredited University/College

MBA in Finance/Accounting preferred


A minimum of five (5) year’s operating at a Sr Manager/Director level.

7-10 years performing General Ledger responsibilities, including corporate consolidations and reporting.

Experience in drafting audited financial statements (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash flows along with all required footnotes).

A minimum of three years of prior retail experience is required.Prefer 5-7 years in retail industry.

Prior experience interacting at the most senior levels of the organization.

Possesses strong knowledge and understanding of GAAP, and related applications.

Strong ability to understand and explain impact of market developments on Signet results, and translate into operational/financial advantages.

Strong execution skills, advanced analytical proficiency, and a high degree of technical skills within Finance and/or Accounting.

Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance/strong internal control design and implementation.

High capacity for strategic thought and ability to resolve complex accounting issues, timely and accurately.

Strong attention to detail in analytical assessments; experienced in developing and maintaining high quality reports and analyses.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Physical Requirements

Must be able to travel throughout the country to meet with Dallas Support Center Finance and operational leaders, auditors, clients, and investor community.

Must be able to participate in meetings for extended periods of time.

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