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Sr. Director, Global Operations Controller in Woodcliff Lake, NJ at Party City Corporation

Date Posted: 1/22/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/22/2023
  • Pay Range
    $0.00 - $0.00 per hour

Job Description

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer, the Global Operations Controller will lead all aspects of operations/consolidations accounting across the company, including working capital (AP and AR). Responsibilities include regularly partnering with key team members to: (1) ensure accuracy of consolidations, close data and reporting, and effectively partner with the business to manage working capital (2) improve the processes and internal controls related to these areas. They will play an integral role interfacing with our Business Process Outsourcing provider (Infosys) and the outsourced Accounting team in India.

Responsibilities and Duties:

General Accounting and Operational Controllership

  • Lead the general ledger and consolidations process for the company.
  • Partner with Technical Accounting & Reporting and Inventory Accounting to ensure the timely preparation and accuracy of the financial statements.
  • Partner closely with the business to address complex accounting issues.
  • Integration of accounting activities by further standardizing practices at an Enterprise level.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely monthly, quarter, and year-end accounting consolidations close process and relevant accounting activities.
  • Produce or review supporting schedules and analysis, and produce financial reports & statements (trends, performance metrics, benchmarks).
  • Detailed understanding, review, and approval of all intercompany entries (i.e., sales, inventory gross profit elimination, etc.); includes timely research and resolution of discrepancies; ability to train others to prepare and review entries.
  • Detailed review of P&L and balance sheet accounts.
  • Ensure business adherence to internal finance policies and controls including data and reporting standards and compliance (Sarbanes Oxley regulations, internal and external audits).
  • Support operations side of annual external and statutory audits.
  • Assist with and able to take accountability for detailed-oriented projects such as accounting system implementations, business process improvements and reporting and operational enforcement of policies, and procedures, and internal controls.

 

 

Accounts Payable

 

  • Leader for the Accounts Payable(P2P) function.
  • In collaboration with the Global Process Owner (GPO) reporting into this role, define and creates global policies and procedures for A/P.
  • Drive performance improvements through the implementation of KPI’s and Dashboards.
  • Partner closely with various internal stakeholders across the company to drive further process improvements.
  • Lead the continued consolidation of business activities from a Business Unit approach to a combined PCHI Enterprise approach.
  • Create a continuous improvement culture and facilitate the implementation of A/P best practices.
  • Strong experience in Accounts Payable cycle; Vendor Master procedures, A/P maintenance and inquiries and Cash Disbursements.

 

 

Accounts Receivable

 

  • Leader for the Accounts Receivable (ITC) function.
  • In collaboration with the Global Process Owner (GPO) reporting into this role, define and creates global policies and procedures for A/R.
  • Drive performance improvements through the implementation of KPI’s and Dashboards to closely track and report performance.
  • Partner closely with various internal stakeholders across the company to improve timeliness of collections from customers.
  • Lead the continued consolidation of activities from a Business Unit approach to a combined PCHI Enterprise approach.
  • Create a continuous improvement culture and facilitate the implementation of A/R best practices.
  • Strong experience in Accounts Receivable cycle; Credit Management, A/R maintenance and Cash Receipts process.

Job Requirements

Skills Required:

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Expertise with general ledger accounting and consolidations is required
  • Strong budgeting/forecasting skills.
  • Excellent analytical capabilities including Microsoft Excel skills and spreadsheet analysis techniques required with strong attention to detail
  • Manufacturing, retail, or consumer packaged goods industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of finance, general ledger accounting, accounts payable and receivables, as well as budgeting and cost control principles
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes and an understanding of how materials and records flow through an operation

Leadership Influence:

  • Direct Reports: 3
  • Total Organizational responsibility:
  • Indirect Oversight: 15 local team members (Wholesale and Retail members) and 60 remote Infosys team members based in India
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-culturally with BPO provider while providing effective leadership to deliver functional KPIs
  • Able to manage multiple tasks, exercise initiative and creativity to meet deadlines and goals
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems and correct before they become significant
  • Detail oriented, well organized and with effective collaboration methods, and able to deal with ambiguity in a constantly evolving environment
  • Excellent planning and team building skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and build positive relationships within finance and non-finance teams to make recommendations, implement process/policies, etc.
  • Ability to effective partner and communicate cross-culturally
  • Able to effectively communicate complex matters to all employee levels through company-wide communications

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of overall experience accounting/finance experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in General Accounting & Consolidations
  • 5+ years of experience in A/P and A/R
  • BS in Accounting or Finance
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP
  • CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Fundamental knowledge of external reporting & technical accounting
  • Knowledge with cost and inventory accounting, a plus

Expected Salary Range: $157,080 / $196,350

The salary range offered for this position is a good faith description of the expected salary range this role will pay. PCHI reserves the right to pay more or less than the stated range based on a variety of factors such as experience, geography, etc.

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