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Assistant Controller

Company: The Childrens Place
Location: Secaucus
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Location:Secaucus, New JerseyJob Summary:The Assistant Controller role is a critical role within the accounting and finance organization for The Childrens Place. The role is primarily focused on coordination and management of the Companys global accounting close process and will support both external financial reporting 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 other internal departments and outside service providers.Responsibilities:Key Accountabilities:

  • Governs the close process, supporting audits, and reconciling major financial statements
  • Supports Accounting Operations
  • Accountable for the resources and activities to execute a timely period end close and ensure accuracy of the companys financial reporting
  • Establish, monitor, and enforce accounting policies and procedures in compliance with GAAP
  • Analyze accounts for reasonableness and ensure proper financial controls are in place
  • Assist auditors with financial information and schedules
  • Lead external reporting processes:
  • Earnings per share schedule for the company
  • Management's Discussion, Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations on a quarterly basis
  • 10-K, Annual Reports and Proxies
  • Reconcile Income Statements and Balance Sheets
  • Ensure financial systems are operating to finance expectations
  • Ensure compliance with internal control / SOX policies and procedures
  • Continuously improve work procedures and processes, including documentation, process mapping and efficiency improvements
  • Work with direct reports to establish performance goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of team
  • Provide training and development to new and existing staff as neededEducation and Experience:
    • Bachelors degree in Accounting
    • C.P.A. license required, with a mix private and public experience
    • 10+ years of corporate accounting and/or audit experience with at least 2+ years in a supervisory role
    • Experience in retail and/or consumer products
    • Experience in SAP, Hyperion or similar controllership systems and applications
    • US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
    • IFRS and multi-country GAAP familiarity and working knowledge
    • Knowledge of internal controls over financial reporting
    • 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
    • Progressive supervisory experience (practical one-to-one coaching and interaction; open, two-way communication; effective delegation; and quick, intense training)make our PLACE yoursWANTED: Really motivated people ready to work and learn.Being a part of our team takes collaboration and hard work. We want Moms, Dads, and especially the kids who are rocking our clothes, to connect with and be proud of our brand.As the #1 Childrens Specialty Apparel Retailer in North America, every employee is an integral part of our success. With over 1,100 stores in 19 countries spanning 5 continents, a booming 24-7 website, plus millions of active social media fans, we're always looking for passionate, talented people to grow with us.If youre interested in making our PLACE yours, click apply!

Keywords: The Childrens Place, New York , Assistant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Secaucus, New York

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