Job Title
Senior Manager, Financial Reporting-Retail HQ

Mid-Atlantic Market

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

My client is a fast growth, $1B in revenue Retailer that is in process of pre-IPO strategies. This role offers above market salary and bonus and a chance to get in on the ground floor prior to going public.

Job Title:


Department: Finance

Location: Store Support Center

PURPOSE: Safeguard the assets of the company and manage the Accounting functions in a manner that maximizes the contribution of corporate goals and objectives.

Responsible for oversight of Financial Reporting, General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Lease Accounting, Payroll Accounting, and department process improvement initiatives.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Report to the Asst. Controller. Direct reports include Senior and Staff Accountants.



« General Administration and Management

o Manages the General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Lease Accounting, and Payroll Accounting functions

o Directs resources for report completion as necessary to meet deadlines established by management

« Financial Reporting

o Provides/creates analysis of monthly financial results with insightful business actions to support continued profitability

o Reporting completed timely and accurately

o Prepare quarterly and annual external financial statements in accordance with GAAP

o Coordinate and support audits of financial statements

o Ad hoc financial statements for external stakeholders and other compliance and regulatory reporting

« General Ledger/Lease Accounting/Fixed Assets/Payroll

o Involvement with general accounting functions such as accruals, prepaids, allocations, reserves, reconciliations

o Maintain appropriate lease accounting for all company leases in accordance with ASC 840 and 842

o Ensure fixed asset accounting in accordance with ASC 360

o Timely and accurate payroll processing

o Understanding of payroll taxes and filing requirements

o Annual and quarterly tax filings – mercantile taxes

« Internal Control

o Establishment and monitoring of internal controls

Operations and Finance:

« Operations Flow

« Cost Control and Process Improvement

o Possesses a process improvement mindset with demonstrated successes historically

o Identify and execute process efficiencies and cost containment activities

o Lead and/or manage finance/accounting department process improvement initiatives

« Industry Awareness

o Experience in the retail industry or another complementary industry. Sharing of best in class historical experiences


« Presentation Style

« Credibility/Integrity

« Influencing

« Education/Teaching

« Staff Development



DECISION QUALITY: Make correct decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.

DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Push themselves and others consistently to meet or exceed goals. Ability to shift to and manage multiple initiatives concurrently

MANAGING AND MEASURING: Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; set clear, measurable objectives; monitors process, progress, and results.

COMMUNICATIONS: Is able to communicate quickly and professionally in a variety of communication settings and styles-with and to all levels of the organization; can express themselves clearly and concisely and is easily understood; does not over communicate unnecessary information.

DRIVING EXECUTION: Assigns clear authority and accountability, tackles problems directly and with speed. Holds team members to the highest standards of performance and accuracy


CHAMPION CHANGE (DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY): Cope with change, shift gears with comfort and can make decisions and act without having all the information.

BUSINESS ACUMEN: Understands how industry, businesses, strategies and the competition operate in the marketplace.


DEVELOPING DIRECT REPORTS: Push, challenge and guide direct reports so they can meet their business and career goals.

INTEGRITY AND TRUST: Seen as direct and honest individuals who can keep confidences and admit mistakes. Will not represent themselves for personal gain.

MOTIVATING OTHERS: Create a positive climate that challenges and empowers others to do their best work.


« Profitability of all entities


« Timely and accurate financial reporting

« Staff retention, turnover and development

« Achievement of deadlines and project deliverables


« BS/BA in Accounting or related field

« Strong knowledge of technical accounting issues, both current and emerging

« Individual should possess a minimum of three years’ experience in a public company and/or public accounting

« Minimum of three years in a management or leadership role

« Demonstrated prior experience implementing strong internal controls and system/process enhancements

« Demonstrated ability to implement software to meet operational goals

« Working knowledge of tax compliance and other non-income related taxes

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