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  • Vice President, Corporate Controller, NY

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

    Established in 2002, Vince is a leading global luxury apparel and accessories brand best known for creating elevated yet understated pieces for every day. The collections are inspired by the brand’s California origins and embody a feeling of warm and effortless style. Vince designs uncomplicated yet refined pieces that approach dressing with a sense of ease. 

     

    Known for its range of luxury products, Vince offers women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, and home for a global lifestyle. Vince products are sold in prestige locations worldwide. The company operates 46 full-price retail stores, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, vince.com. The company is headquartered in New York and operates a design studio in Los Angeles.

     

    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.

     

    Position Description:

     

    The Vice President, Corporate Controller is responsible for the strategic oversight of both internal and external reporting protocols, SOX 404 compliance and Internal Controls, and ensuring appropriate accounting practices and policies.

     

    Organizational Structure:

     

    The VP Corporate Controller reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

    Responsibilities

    • Oversee all financial reporting and ensure accurate and complete annual SEC filings
    • Manage relationship with internal control partner and external auditing firm
    • Manage third-party providers as it relates to Tax, Financial Shared Services and certain Corporate Accounting activities
    • Manage the AR function for both US and International accounts, both major department stores and specialty businesses
    • Prepare timely and accurate consolidated financial statements, as well as financial and business performance information for executive management
    • Oversee the effectiveness of the company’s internal controls over financial reporting and related disclosures
    • Oversee all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP and regulatory requirements
    • Monitor all new accounting and financial reporting guidance and evaluate the potential impact to the Company
    • Drive a culture that structures and aligns reporting and accounting strategy with the growth plans of the Company

    Qualifications

    • Must have a minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant financial experience
    • Bachelor’s degree and CPA required; MBA preferred
    • Must have strong knowledge of all functions and systems for internal controls, SOX compliance, internal & external reporting, audit processes and tax
    • Retail experience is required; apparel experience preferred
    • Accounting leadership position in a publicly traded company is required
    • Extensive knowledge of SEC Reporting, US GAAP, taxes and legal entity structures
    • Must have strong knowledge of all functions and systems for internal controls, internal & external reporting, audit processes, and tax
    • Must have experience managing and leading a team
    • Strong business acumen and problem solving skills
    • Demonstrated ability to drive business initiatives
    • Strong attention to detail, demonstrated integrity and professionalism  
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize diverse tasks with a proven ability to meet hard deadlines
    • Strong communication and presentation skills to all levels including senior management and Board of Directors
    • Strong technical skills

    Compensation

     

    The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package which may include short and/or long term incentives, clothing allowance, 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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