Full Job Description
Headquartered in Southern California, Skechers has spent nearly 30 years helping men, women and kids everywhere look and feel good. Developing comfort technologies is at the foundation of all that we do—delivering stylish, innovative, and quality products at a reasonable price. From our diverse footwear offering to a growing range of apparel and accessories, Skechers is a complete lifestyle brand.
With international business representing over half of our total sales, we have product available in more than 170 countries and significant opportunities for continued expansion worldwide. We sell our collections direct to consumers through more than 4,000 Skechers stores around the globe and Skechers e-commerce sites, as well as through a network of third-party partners.
A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR GLOBAL LEADER IN THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY.
Reporting to the Senior Manager Accounting, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for accounting, policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP and SEC requirements, focused on the company’s sales, cost of goods sold and inventory related workstreams.
This role requires strong partnership and collaboration with the supply chain, international business and FP&A teams to deliver accurate accounting, financial reporting, processes and internal controls. This highly visible role performs complex analysis and technical accounting functions to gather, analyze, interpret, record and present financial data, and contributes to the development and implementation of best practices and process improvements across global accounting and financial reporting processes.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS
Play a key role in the month end financial close process by preparing, reviewing and analyzing accounting entries and account reconciliations.
Research and analyze transactions to ensure accuracy and resolve differences.
Responsible for more complex accounting areas requiring precision and judgement, including ensuring accuracy of revenue recognition, inventory costing, valuation, reserve calculations and significant estimates.
Drive process improvements and efficiencies for areas of responsibility.
Assist with the preparation of quarterly and annual financial reporting as well as support the audit process.
Ensure accounting practices are in compliance with US GAAP and company policy.
Escalate issues and present recommendations to management.
Maintain effective internal controls, identify risks and related control changes.
Participate on company projects and initiatives.
Partner with FP&A team and business department owners to understand the key financial drivers and variances, support planning efforts and provide decision support analysis.
Establish effective relationships and work cross-functionally across the organization.
Perform other duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
3-5 years of relevant accounting experience
CPA, Big 4, or public company experience preferred
Knowledge and thorough understanding of US GAAP
Self-starter who owns work, and is highly detail oriented
Flexible with the ability to work independently and within a team environment
Able to effectively communicate clear and concise ideas verbally and in writing
Creative thinker who can bring innovative ideas and approaches to solve issues
Strong systems skills, must be comfortable analyzing and manipulating large data sets, as well as experience with ERP and reporting tool
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.