Director of Accounting in Egg Harbor Township, NJ at Spencer's

Date Posted: 9/7/2018

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Job Description

Come work with us at Spencer's & Spirit Halloween, where you’ll be working with the best and brightest colleagues as you help us deliver the most fun experience and product possible to our guests. We’re fast-paced and take our work seriously, but we always have a good laugh at the end of the day. Walk through our stores or the halls of our corporate office and you’ll see firsthand that we’re laidback and irreverent. We’re firm believers in being true to YOU, so tattoos and piercings are as common as water cooler convos.  Whether it’s critiquing our new exclusive costumes or quality testing newly implemented software technology, our teams understand the importance of working collaboratively to challenge status quo and achieve our goals. We keep pushing ourselves to go above and beyond and are looking for top talent to become a part of our team!

• Competitive salary & incentive opportunity
• Career advancement
• Comprehensive benefits package including Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holiday
• Medical/Dental/Vision/Disability/Life and AD&D insurance, Tuition Reimbursement & 401k for eligible associates
• 30% discount on merchandise

Candidate is responsible for overseeing the General Accounting for the Company and assisting the Finance team with Financial Reporting.  Candidate will coordinate proper accounting and period cutoff with Accounts payable, Cash Management and Tax teams.

He or she is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all financial policies, and US GAAP.

Must be a catalyst for driving streamlined accounting policies and procedures and providing timely, accurate and actionable information to department heads to manage their respective areas.   
•  Oversees the general accounting function, which includes timely account analysis and reconciliations, inter-company accounting and significant involvement in financial reporting.
•    Responsible for the timely close of the monthly, quarterly and annual accounting periods in accordance with company standards.
•    Accountable for ensuring that accounting policies and procedures are in place to provide proper safeguards of company assets.
•    Responsible for managing the updating of the bi-weekly financial forecast (including development of commentary for variances versus established plans) with support from finance, operating and other support/shared service departments.
•    In partnership with finance department leadership, provides technical accounting GAAP guidance and support, including supporting the evaluation and implementation of new accounting standards such as revenue recognition and lease accounting.
•    Ensures that company financial records, are maintained in compliance with company policies and US GAAP. Responsible for reviewing monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and other documents to ensure this compliance.
•    Ensures that company financial reports are prepared in compliance with policies, directives and reporting requirements.
•    Reviews, provides commentary and timely distributes monthly account analysis to department heads.
•    Significant involvement in supporting efforts relating to quarterly financial statement reviews and annual audits.
•    Responsible for the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, if any, as a result of annual audit recommendations.
•    Ensures that the general ledger and financial reporting teams are staffed with qualified financial personnel capable of meeting the objectives and responsibilities, noted above. Responsible for continued development and direct supervision of these associates.

Job Requirements


•    Bachelor’s degree in accounting
•    Minimum of eight years of combined Public Accounting and/or Private Industry accounting experience
•    CPA preferred
•    Prior management/supervisory experience required
•    Demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams.
•    Ability to work collaboratively and hands-on across departmental functions.
•    Experience in analyzing business performance and experience in supporting the development of financial plans within a retail environment desirable.
•    Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting.
•    Excellent communication and leadership skills.