The Assistant Controller will report to the Vice President, Controller and will be responsible for providing timely and accurate financial reporting to support the growth of the business and will ensure that compliance deadlines are met.
Lead and actively participate in the company's monthly accounting close, internal and external financial reporting, regulatory compliance, annual financial statement audit, and internal control environment.
Responsible for the financial statement consolidation and balance sheet account reconciliation processes.
Responsible for the integrity and timely completion of the external financial statements and disclosures, including compliance with US GAAP, local statutory requirements, and Cole Haan Accounting Policies; responsible for completion of the annual GAAP disclosure checklist
Act as the primary advisor to senior management on the technical accounting treatment for new/unusual transactions, contractual arrangements, policy changes, and new/revised accounting regulations
Design and maintain appropriate accounting policies and procedures and effective internal controls to ensure financial statements are accurate and complete as well as ensure company assets are safeguarded.
Prepare journal entries and reconciliations for the monthly close, and review the Corporate Accounting team's work.
Develop proposals to senior management (with definitive action steps) to drive efficiencies and ensure the integrity of the monthly close process, internal management reporting, external financial reporting, and tax return submissions.
Act as the primary liaison in the day-to-day interactions with the external auditors, financial advisors, and tax consultants, including coordination of document requests, completion of analyses, transaction research, resolution of identified issues, and answering questions regarding financial transactions and statements.
Apply business and management expertise to achieve financial and operational objectives across disciplines or departments; work closely with the VP, Controller, VP, Corporate Finance, and executives within the organization.
Perform work in support of brand plans; integrate company mission into daily work and planning; lead or participate in key initiatives or programs with high visibility.
Responsible for actions and managing risks that have a high impact on company assets.
Oversee the Corporate Accounting team and coach finance team members.
Special projects as assigned
BA and CPA required
Must have a minimum of 6 years previous experience:
3 years previous experience in a Public Accounting Firm
3 years min in Corporate Accounting environment
Experience working at an SEC publicly traded company is a plus
Strong understanding of, and experiences with, US GAAP and international finance
Ability to multi-task and reprioritize assignments in a fast-paced environment
Strong communication skills and proven ability to foster cross-functional collaboration between employees, departments and third party consultants
Strong Excel skills required; experience with SAP, BW and BPC a plus
Cole Haan is a pioneer in inventing and reinventing modern dress footwear, bags and accessories through our ZeroGrand and GrandSeries product lines. Customers who seek style, versatility and comfortable function in their products come to Cole Haan.
Cole Haan is rapidly growing in the United States and abroad. The brand is sold in more than 45 countries through 110 branded retail stores within the United States, 200+ branded store and shop-in-shop locations internationally, on our global digital flagship, colehaan.com, and within leading department store and specialty retail partners throughout the World.
Our headquarters is in Greenland, New Hampshire. We have offices in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Amsterdam and sourcing offices in Asia.
We seek hard-working employees who are entrepreneurial-minded, solutions-oriented team players who accept and own accountability, model integrity, value individuality and diversity, encourage teamwork and inspire creativity.