21 Jul 2015

Full-Time Retail Controller

ETONIEN – Posted by ETONIENSanta Monica,California, California, United States

Job Description

Controller | Retail Industry

Our firm is looking for a well-qualified and motivated Controller to support our rapidly growing retail client in the Los Angeles area. This in interim project with the possibility of full time hire by the client and only local candidates will be considered.

The ideal professional will have 6+ years of progressive accounting experience with a CPA (Big Four experience preferred). Retail, apparel, wholesale, consumer goods and/or ecommerce experience is highly preferred. If this description of technical skills and educational background match your skillset and expertise, we encourage you to apply.

Job Description

  • Responsibility of the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger month end close and presentation of the balance sheet and income statement results and analysis
  • Responsibility for accounting and forecasting overhead allocations, monthly close journal entries variance and reporting
  • Build systems and processes that will streamline financial reporting and enforce compliance among the company’s divisions 
  • Assess and propose systems enhancements and drive process improvement
  • Direct execution of accounting and system implementation
  • Oversight of the intercompany account reconciliations
  • Responsible for reporting financial statements
  • Perform various monthly and forecasting reporting
  • Preparation of a monthly account analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Document and monitor all internal controls and new policies and procedures
  • Assist with the internal and external financial and tax audit and examination processes, including the preparation of audited financial statements, footnotes and supplemental information


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA (Big Four experience strongly preferred) and/or MBA desirable but not required
  • 6+ years of accounting experience—both general ledger and financial forecasting
  • e-Commerce, retail or wholesale Industry experience preferred
  • Strong systems experience with exposure to business intelligence and ERP systems
  • Advanced Excel skills—pivots, v-look-up, access data modification
  • Auditing skills, with the ability to research and reconcile difficult accounts
  • Exceptional business acumen with a high degree of integrity and ethics

How to Apply

Please submit your resume along with wage and salary expectations.

Job Categories: Accounting. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 23 days.

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