Controller (High Fashion)

Jobs Facts

Job Status: Closed
Job Title: Controller (High Fashion)
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Alternate Location: Possibly in NYC instead.
Industry: High Fashion / Luxury Fashion
Market: US domestic
Channel: Retail and Wholesale
Reporting to: CFO
Traveling: none
Languages: English only
Salary Range (USD): Around $140k base salary
Visa: Must have a valid work authorization
Job ID: JO-2202-957


Job Description

Our Client

The employer for this Controller job is a high end luxury fashion brand with an office in the Boca Raton, FL area.


The Controller will be responsible for accounting duties, involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling financial transactions, statements, records, and reports; maintaining the accuracy of the company’s ledgers and consolidation of subsidiary financial statements.

Job Description

  • Planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions
  • Managing the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results
  • Coordinating and preparing internal and external financial statements
  • Coordinating activities of external auditors
  • Managing the budget process
  • Manage 13-week Cash flow
  • Developing and monitoring business performance metrics
  • Coordinates monthly reconciliation/consolidation efforts to report accurate and timely data
  • Complete monthly journal entries as required and prepare variance reports detailing all adjustments
  • Reconciles inter-company accounts and resolves all variances
  • Actively participate and support the full month end close cycle including AP, AR, Cash, Financial Statement prep and other ad hoc reporting as required
  • Collaborates with other business units to gather financial information for monthly close
  • Works directly with executives’ members to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the financial close and consolidation process
  • Interface with external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audit documentation, and other inquiries
  • Quickly respond to ad hoc queries.
  • Recommends process and control enhancements to general accounting functions to promote efficiencies, decrease closing time and allow more timely and useful data to management
  • Performs other duties as assigned and directed


  • BA or BS in Accounting, CPA strongly preferred
  • 4-5 years of work experience as a Controller in a similar industry
  • Have strong and proven proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Dynamics experience is a plus
  • Must demonstrate competency with US GAAP accounting
  • Must possess superior organization and time management skills
  • Be able to timely, accurately and fully complete assigned tasks and projects including follow-up
  • Have exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit excellent critical thinking abilities
  • Be a creative and proactive problem solver
  • Appreciated previous experience: Bulgari, Cartier, Christian Dior, Clarins, Clinique, Cosmetics of France, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Essence Corp, Estee Lauder, Givenchy, Guerlain, Kenzo, LVMH, MAC Cosmetics, Occitane, P&G, Procter & Gamble, Roger & Gallet, YSL Beaute, Unilever, Nestle, Kraft Foods, Mondelez, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Bacardi, Newell Rubbermaid, etc…
  • Appreciated previous titles: Controller, Accounting Director, Accounting Manager, Senior Accountant, Finance Director, VP of Finance