Kellwood

  • Staff Accountant

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Luxe yarns and a minimalist aesthetic have defined the Vince heritage since the brand’s inception in 2002. Designed in California and crafted using innovative fabrications and techniques, Vince infuses urban utility and modern sensibility into signature, luxury fundamentals. From its edited core collection of ultra-soft cashmere knits and cotton tees, Vince has evolved into a global lifestyle brand and destination for both women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. Vince is headquartered in New York City and operates 44 full-price retail locations, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, vince.com.

    Vince is searching for talent to contribute to the future development of the brand who have passion, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a company, we are committed to offering our employees a challenging and rewarding work environment, opportunities for growth and development, a customer focused culture, a community to “give-back”, and competitive pay and benefits.

     

    Organizational structure

     

    The Staff Accountant reports to the Accounting Supervisor

     

    Position Description:

     

    The Staff Accountant is responsible for maintaining timely, accurate financial records and performing financial analysis. The position will assume full ownership of balance sheet account reconciliations, financial closing activities and other analysis to support and execute our financial close process. The candidate for the Staff Accountant role must have a clear understanding of accounting guidance and processes, specifically in a Retail environment.

    Responsibilities

    • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations for Retail and eCommerce Channels related to prepaid expenses and unbilled accruals
    • Work closely with the Retail and eCommerce operations teams to analyze expenses for month-end accruals and budget-to-actual reviews
    • Reconcile company gift card liability balances
    • Work closely with the marketing team to prepare marketing accruals and ensure expenses are in line with the Company’s advertising calendar
    • Calculate and manage commission and bonus programs for retail store employees
    • Reconcile company T&E spend to cash and accrue unsettled expenses
    • Provide overall financial support to senior management including preparation of various ad-hoc financial reports and special projects
    • Support various internal controls activities and the implementation of Sarbanes - Oxley 404 compliance requirements
    • Point of contact to support internal and external audits

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
    • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience
    • Public accounting experience preferred
    • Retail experience required
    • Desire to make process improvements
    • Positive attitude, excited by new challenges and opportunities to make change
    • Ability to analyze data using Microsoft Excel
    • Knowledge of GAAP and internal controls policies and procedures
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Work effectively within the department and across departments

     

    Compensation

     

    The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package which may include short and/or long-term incentives, and merchandise discount, in addition to base salary and full health and welfare benefits. 

    Vince strives to maintain a diverse workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

    Vince is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

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