Senior Accountant / Financial Controller

Georg Jensen
New York
22 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract type
Full time
Senior Account / Financial Controller Georg Jensen is looking for an experienced, dynamic, and hands–on Senior Accountant / Financial Controller to join our small team in New York. The role is responsible for all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, as well as the development of internal control policies and procedures. You will report to the Managing Director, US. The US team consists of 15 dedicated colleagues, from Sales Professionals to Visual Merchandising Manager. Georg Jensen has a leading market position in the high–end Jewellery market and premium Home Product market with distribution to the best retailers in the market. We strive to grow our brand position in the US and ensure that our customers continue to be inspired by Georg Jensen products. The roleThe position is critical to our team and will have daily collaboration with the DK based Global Finance Team. The criteria for success in this position will be to ensure accurate and timely reporting and to develop and optimize business processes. What we offerWe offer a challenging position in a global company with a strong brand and a culture built on a deep and rich heritage of Scandinavian design and craftsmanship. Our work environment is positive and dynamic, with highly qualified colleagues in an international atmosphere. You will have an excellent opportunity to influence the development and the nature of the position as well as create value for colleagues and business partners worldwide. Your tasks and responsibilities.Manage all accounting operations, including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Cost control, Inventory Accounting, payroll, and Revenue Recognition.Prepare the budget, financial forecasts, and publish monthly financial statements on time. Research and report on variances wherever necessary.Processing of accounts payable, fixed assets, and all other balance sheets accountsRun credit checks on potential new accounts and create new accounts accordinglyCoordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting including Sales Tax Reports and Payroll Tax Reports etc.Assist with necessary human resource–related activitiesResearch technical accounting issues to ensure compliance.Prepare and assist with monthly, quarterly, and year–end closing processesPerform monthly general ledger and bank reconciliationsEnsure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.Preparation of bi–weekly payrollDaily banking activities (deposits/disbursements, etc.Assist with any additional ad hoc administrative tasks Your Profile: The ideal candidate has proven working experience as an accountant or Senior accountant with strong reference support, and holds an advanced degree in Accounting, with 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience. The ideal candidate has the following competencies: CPA or CMA preferredProven working experience as an accountant or Senior accountant with strong reference supportHands–on type of person who strives for constant improvementProficient with general ledger functions and the month–end/year–end close process Hands–on kind of person, who strives for continuous improvementMust demonstrate outstanding leadership, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skillsThorough knowledge of accounting principles and proceduresExperience with creating financial statementsStrong ability to transform analysis into action plansAbility to communicate ways to improve processes where needed by sharing ideas and effectively contributing to building a team spirit by having a positive attitudeAbility to make decisions and be a self–starter. Recognizes when a process is broken and takes the initiative to fix it.Extremely organized and deadline focused. Must possess a strong sense of urgency.Ability to manage multiple projects with varying degrees of complexity with reliabilityHighly adept accounting software user with solid administrative skills and proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications Application:The application must be submitted asap. We will be performing interviews ongoing in the process and look to fill the position as soon as possible. ???Contact:For further information regarding the position, please contact Managing Director, Thomas Miang–Perez, at email . We also recommend that you visit our website at . Place of work: Georg Jensen, Greater New York City Area