Staff Accountant

New York, NY

Posted: May 30, 2014


We are looking for a Staff Accountant with the ability to work with Account Management, employees, and vendors.


Job Responsibilities

- Generate and analyze reports from our POS system and identify and research critical issues.

- Perform credit card receivables and cash bank reconciliations

- Prepare journal entries, accruals and related account reconciliations to support the monthly closing process

- Complete account reconciliation’s between the general ledger and subsidiary ledger, account reconciliations between the general ledger and financial statements

- Prepare and submit all government agencies filing requirements  (Sales & Use Tax, Commercial Rent Tax and HST/GST filings)

- Prepare biweekly commissions payout schedules

- Maintain and prepare prepaid and intangibles schedules

- Liaise between landlords and finance on all issues (sales reporting, percentage rent calculation, etc.)

- Create and maintain accounts payable vendors master list

- Coordinate and prepare all retail store reporting packages, which are used to support decisions by retail store management

- Prepare required periodic schedules for external auditors 

- Maintain internal control procedures and ensure compliance with GAAP and IFRS requirements

- Work on special projects as assigned and be the point person between the retail stores and back office on finance related issues


Position Requirements

- Knowledge of financial and accounting applications and GAAP

- Strong independent work ethic and business acumen

- Detail oriented (accuracy a must!), ability to multi-task, and prioritize

- Strong organizational and computer skills

- Sense of urgency and ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines

- Strong understanding of accounting fundamentals, including knowledge of US GAAP and strong analytical skills

- Understanding of month-end financial processes

- Strong verbal communication

- Overtime will be required at times

- Open to Wholesale and/or Retail Accounting background, fashion/consumer goods a plus


Education and Training

- Undergraduate degree in Accounting


Technical Requirements

- Microsoft Word (intermediate)

- Microsoft Excel (intermediate)

- RLM knowledge/experience a plus

- KWI  knowledge/experience a plus


- Minimum 3-5 years accounting experience a plus with a major company