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Marc Jacobs New York | Senior Staff Accountant in New York, New York

BRAND: FOR OVER 30 YEARS, MARC JACOBS HAS INVIGORATED THE FASHION WORLD WITH A UNIQUE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY:PIONEERING DESIGNS.AN IRREVERENT SPIRIT.THE EVERYDAY AND THE EXTRAORDINARY.LED BY THESE CODES, THE BRAND HAS BECOME A DRIVING FORCE IN THE WOMENSWEAR, BEAUTY, ACCESSORIES, FRAGRANCE, WATCH AND JEWELRY INDUSTRIES.

ABOUT MARC: BORN IN NEW YORK CITY IN APRIL 1963, MARC JACOBS ATTENDED THE HIGH SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN AND GRADUATED FROM PARSON?S SCHOOL OF DESIGN. AS A DESIGN STUDENT, JACOBS WAS THE RECIPIENT OF SOME OF THE SCHOOL?S HIGHEST HONORS INCLUDING DESIGN STUDENT OF THE YEAR.

IN 1984, THE MARC JACOBS LABEL WAS FOUNDED ALONG WITH BUSINESS PARTNER ROBERT DUFFY, AND HAS SINCE BECOME A GLOBAL BRAND.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Marc Jacobs International, powered by the creative genius of Marc Jacobs, seeks a Senior Staff Accountant to join the finance team based in its New York City (SoHo) headquarters. Marc Jacobs International is part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) fashion division and operates in the wholesale and direct to consumer retail markets.

The position reports to the Accounting Manager and works closely with colleagues in A/R, FP&A, Sales and Customer Service teams. Successful candidates will find the position is compensated with a competitive salary supported with a full benefit package. This is an outstanding opportunity for an accountant with 3+ years? experience including: public audit, internal audit or general accounting.

SCOPE of RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Assist with various monthly financial closing activities, procedures, journal entries and account reconciliations to support our financial close process and meeting

  • Drive process improvements and automate manual workflows to achieve efficiency and scalability

  • Investigate reporting discrepancies and communicate issues, effectively and in a timely manner

  • Support business processes by partnering with other departments, including but not limited to FP&A, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, etc.

  • Account for all revenue streams for Marc Jacobs International, including reporting on exceptional sales related transactions

  • Participate in the customer settlement process (Discounts, markdowns, chargebacks, allowances?)

  • Perform bank activity reconciliations and related journal entries

  • Perform a daily retail cash tender reconciliation documenting and resolving all variances

  • Perform ad hoc financial analyses for management.

  • Assist with external audit requests

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor?s or higher degree in Accounting or Finance, an active CPA highly preferred

  • Should possess 3+ years accounting or audit experience with preference for experiences in fashion, wholesale or retail industries

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Must demonstrate understanding of revenue recognition accounting principles with awareness of risks for reporting, audit or internal control

  • Must have strong working knowledge of Excel (vlookup, sumifs, index/match, pivot tables, Excel tables) with strong preference for candidates with ERP solutions like: Microsoft Dynamics AX12, SAP or Oracle

  • Excellent verbal skills (written/spoken) both for use in communicating and active listening

  • Must be able to independently build analytical reports which can be updated regularly and efficiently capable of presentation to business executives to support relevant, timely business decisions

  • Must maintain integrity throughout work product balancing attention to detail with a connection to the big picture

  • Provide support for ad-hoc requests from senior management, the FP&A team or the business operations teams; we view accounting as a customer service environment with many internal customers

ORGANIZATION and CULTURE NORMS at MARC JACOBS:

The placement of the organization and culture norms comes ahead of the technical talents which is consistent with our commitment to hire individuals who will:

  • Possess a curious, inquisitive spirit and embrace continuous improvements

  • Be capable of building a network of individuals inside Marc Jacobs

  • Deliver a reliable and high quality work

  • Work in a team first environment prioritizing the goals of the Marc Jacobs ahead of personal preferences

  • Assess how and when to take healthy risks which may lead to some failures, but more importantly to vital learning opportunities

  • Maintain focus and respect reporting deadlines

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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