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Inventory Accounting & Control Lead

Adecco USA

This is a Contract position in Atlanta, GA posted November 10, 2021.

Adecco Search is seeking an experienced Inventory Accountant & Control Lead for a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality in Nutley, NJ Position Overview This Director-level role is a key finance leader reporting to the Head of Finance Operations
– NA and will manage the Accounting and internal controls for Wholesale and Retail Inventory, Costing and system process analysis for the NA region.

The Lead will be a key business partner to FP&A, GL, Inventory Management and Retail and Wholesale Planning teams with exposure to the regional/global leadership teams as well as Corporate.

In addition, the Lead will coordinate internal and external audits for areas of responsibility, manage US GAAP monthly closes, provide forecast inputs, support preparation of estimates, coordinate internal and external audits (US GAAP, statutory, SOX Controls).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities Lead the Inventory Accounting and Inventory Control teams, managing a team Support the Head of Finance Operations
– NA as a key member of Finance leadership team in the New Jersey office.

Motivate, coach and set targets and objectives for the team, recruit, develop and promote talent.

Supervise, monitor and review monthly closing activities and internal controls performed by the teams.

Partner with FP&A, Inventory Management, and Retail and Wholesale Planning teams to coordinate the preparation and review of the forecast and actualization of the NRV inventory reserve.

Oversee Retail Inventory Control team including coordination of all stock takes in stores across the region with external provider and external auditors Manage the monitoring and resolution of inventory discrepancies between systems Key point of contact for external and internal auditors for US GAAP, statutory, SOX controls audits.

SOX process owner for all inventory controls; ensure completeness, accuracy and supporting documents are adequate and comply with US GAAP, statutory, SOX requirements and RL policies Manage ad-hoc assignments and special projects as required Support the implementation of new IT solutions and automation by serving as a key resource.

Identify and lead process improvements and efficiency enhancement opportunities Understand and analyze process flows in and between SAP and IP.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
• Proven experience in audit and accounting in dynamic multinational environment
• CPA qualified
• Previous leadership experience and management of teams
• Knowledge of internal controls, US GAAP
• Retail or multi-unit industries experience a plus
• Proficiency in Excel, SAP a strong asset
• Solid understanding of inventory sub-ledger and general ledger applications
• Experience with preparation and audit of statutory financial statements
• Proven leader with the capacity to inspire a team
• Self-motivated with strong desire to develop professionally
• A “one team” mindset with excellent interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with business partners
• Strong project management skills and ability to propose solutions and solve problems
• Value add strategic thinking and recommendations to drive decisions
• Excellent communication and strong presentation skills (written and verbal)
• Results orientated, flexible, resourceful with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple deliverables
• Advanced analytical skills, “out of the box” thinking to logically question and proactively flag potential issues
• Experienced in driving improvements and change within a complex finance function
• Strong time-management skills, ability to adhere to tight deadlines
• Ability to work independently, to deliver under pressure in a complex/matrix-type environment
• Strong customer service to the business, “can-do” attitude
• Detail oriented and experienced in follow through and completion of projects Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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