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VP / Controller

Industry: E-Commerce / Apparel

Location: DTLA

Compensation: To $225K

Contact: Ileana Chappel

One of the top e-commerce apparel brands has an immediate need for a VP / Corporate Controller to be responsible for managing the Company’s accounting and internal controls functions. The ideal candidate will possess thorough knowledge of GAAP accounting principles with excellent analytical skills to provide financial reporting in a timely manner. This leading company is experiencing triple digit growth and has excellent benefits.

Responsibilities include:

• Lead and oversee the day-to-day management of all aspects of Accounting Operations, including accounts payable, general ledger management, internal controls, external audits, cash management and payroll.
• Prepare timely and accurate GAAP financial statements and reports, driven by tightly managed monthly close process.
• Provide detailed variance analysis on P/L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow statements; enforcing accountability and initiating corrective actions.
• Identify cost savings, mitigate risks and opportunities throughout the close processes.
• Oversee the processing of payroll and the associated tax and regulatory compliance.
• Partner with Finance team on the annual budget and monthly forecasts.
• Drive continuous improvement in the A/P process by establishing critical KPI measurements; determining production, productivity, and customer-service levels.
• Manage and maintain the internal control environment, including the safeguard of assets, development of effective segregation of duties, ensure that transactions are recorded properly and minimize all opportunities for fraud or impropriety.
• Manage key external relationships including vendors, factors, auditors, bankers, and tax preparers.
• Act as liaison for quarterly reviews and annual audits with external auditors.
• Manage, mentor and provide development path for team members, including hiring, training, motivating and addressing performance issues.

Requirements include:

• 15+ years progressive experience, with at least 5 years at the Director or Controller level, preferably in a publicly-traded organization.
• CPA certification or Big 4 Accounting background is preferred.
• Must have e-commerce, retail or consumer products experience.
• Strong communications skills, with the ability to influence cross-functional executive teams.
• Intermediate skills with Oracle based financial ERP solutions, ideally NetSuite.
• Strong technical skills, including advanced Excel skills and enterprise database applications.
• Experience managing and leading a KPI-driven and high performing team.

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