The Controller of Corporate Finance will be directly responsible for leading the Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Operations (AP/AR/Payroll), and Treasury functions. Additionally, this key executive will provide information to, and actively participate/collaborate on activities with the following Corporate Finance functions: International Finance, FP&A, and Tax. He/she will be a critical member of the Corporate Finance team, and lead the existing team to perform all duties required.
This role is best suited for an “operational” controller, who can set and implement policies and processes, and has a strong fundamental base in US GAAP. He/she will be a leader, and an execution oriented change agent – as the Corporate Finance team’s existing processes and procedures will evolve over time. He/she will leverage new and existing ERP, general ledger, and other financial software tools in combination with his/her implementation of new policies, processes and procedures, to achieve industry standards and/or best practices of execution in all areas of responsibility.
Oversee month-end and year-end financial close processes
Reconcile various balance sheet and income statement accounts
Maintain the General Ledger and Chart of Accounts
Prepare Annual US GAAP / IFRS consolidated financial statements
Manage the annual audit process and lead interactions with auditors
Direct the company’s accounting policies o Maintain fiscal records and internal controls
Develop and produce reporting packages on the overall company, business segments, revenues, expenses, and balance sheet accounts as needed by the Executive management team
Prepare detailed account schedules
Perform variance analyses vs budget, LY, and forecast with commentary
Review financial reports with various business/functional leaders and the Executive management team
Financial Operations (A/P, A/R, Payroll)
Execute cash receipt and payment processes
Support payroll processes, procedures and reconciliations
Maintain relationships with banks, customers, and other 3rd parties (as needed)
Manage and monitor daily cash flows
Support the preparation of reporting for banks, vendors, and financing partners
Forecast cash flow positions, and related borrowing needs with FP&A and International Finance teams
Support other Corporate Finance functions in regular and ad-hoc basis: International Finance, FP&A, Tax, Legal/Governance, Human Resources
CPA with Big 4 (or equivalent) experience
7+ years of professional experience with responsibility for all facets of accounting
Ideal candidate will have direct working experiences in/with: retail/apparel industry, private companies, and financial system implementations
Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, while handling multiple tasks and maintaining controls
Ability to mentor, train, and lead a team
Ability to organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
Professional maturity and presentation
Ability to be hands on with day to day accounting functions
Accountable for performance with exceptional work ethic
About Lafayette 148 New York
Lafayette 148 New York is a New York-based women’s fashion brand known for sophisticated, clean-lined designs that fuse luxurious fabrics, outstanding craftsmanship, and a modern sensibility inspired by the dynamism of New York City. With its own design studio and production facility, it is rarity in the fashion world: a truly vertically integrated brand.
In 1996, Lafayette 148’s founders, Deirdre Quinn, Shun Yen Siu and Ida Siu, had a singular vision of fashion’s future. They imagined a company that combined concept, design and production all under one roof. A place with a globally minded culture that married its Eastern and Western roots and took an inclusive approach to design, making beautiful, meticulously constructed clothing for accomplished women everywhere, regardless of size or shape. And Lafayette 148 was born.
Today, the company employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. In Fall 2018, Lafayette 148 moved its corporate headquarters from the Soho address where it was founded to an expansive, sustainably renovated loft space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, continuing its tradition of innovation in the fashion industry. At the brand’s founding address—148 Lafayette Street...—the Soho Concept Store continues to welcome clients with a highly personalized, luxurious shopping experience.
Globally, customers can explore the world of Lafayette 148 at one of twenty-one freestanding stores, including five US locations from New York to Miami to California, as well as sixteen in China, including shops in Shanghai and Beijing, and more planned in the coming year. Lafayette 148 New York is also available in the world’s most luxurious stores, including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Holt Renfrew, as well over 180 high-end specialty boutiques across North America.
Experience the world of Lafayette 148 for yourself and learn more about its Philosophy, Process and Path at the new lafayette148ny.com.