Senior Accountant (Beauty / Makeup)

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Job Status: Open
Job Title: Senior Accountant (Beauty / Makeup)
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Industry: Beauty
Market: USA
Reporting to: Finance Director
Salary Range (USD): Around $100k in annual base salary + Bonus
Benefits: Health Insurance & 401k
Visa: No sponsorship possible
Job ID: JO-2110-927

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Job Description

Our Client

Our client for this Senior Accountant is a celebrity makeup artist brand now located in the New York City area and recently acquired by a Chinese group.

Job Description

  • Assist in month-end closing and perform monthly analytics to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial statements
  • Coordinate and oversee our outsourcing accounting team (TMF) and be the first point of contact for issues and questions related to TMF regarding AP/AR/Sales Tax
  • Assists in budget/forecast preparation with various departments and group reporting package preparation
  • Support ad-hoc financial analysis to deliver on strategic and operational goals of the Company, such as AR Analysis (Dilution) and Supplier cost analysis
  • Assist with documentation of accounting policies and procedures that ensure all financial transactions are executed according to GAAP principles
  • Review, investigate, and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, general ledger accounts, and financial reports
  • Coordinate with other departments to obtain transaction information, research reconciling items, and resolve issues
  • Assist FC in implementing landed cost process in Nav and assist in cost variance analysis between accrual and actual
  • Assist with year-end audit and sales tax audit

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business required, working towards a professional certification or master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in cosmetics, fashion retail or wholesale is preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience in a corporate accounting department or public accounting firm
  • Excellent Excel skills (mastery of Pivot Tables, data sorting and V-Lookups a must). Other MSOffice tools experience required.
  • Self-starter that will take initiative in a small-company environment
  • Experience with ERP systems, Navision/Business Central & Qlikview preferred
  • Good interpersonal, communications and negotiation skills
  • Appreciated previous experience:  Biersdorf, Caudalie, Coty, Cover Girl, Drunk Elephant, e.l.f , Elizabeth Arden, Estee Lauder, Glossier, Honest Beauty, Interparfums, L’Occitane, L’Oreal, Nyx, Revlon, Urban Decay
  • Appreciated previous titles: Sr Accountant, Controller, Accounting Manager