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Freelance Controller

New York, NY 10018

Posted: 04/11/2019 Job Category: Finance Job Number: 109146

Job Title: Freelance Controller


Time frame: 6 months (MAT leave coverage)


  • Oversee the entire monthly closing
  • Provide necessary analytical support to the business
  • Monitor financial performance, highlight trends across key performance indicators and analyze any substantial variances in order to understand the underlying causes
  • Maintain the account mapping for the financial reporting system
  • Provide store management and the Store Operations team with store expense analysis
  • Serve as a financial resource to store managers, educating them on the ins and outs of their individual contribution report
  • Serve as primary audit liaison for landlord sales audits
  • Analyze store lease/licensee agreements and ensure proper accounting procedures
  • Process month-end journal entries
  • Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Provide monthly commentary on YTD balance sheet movements
  • Analyze complex financial information and provide timely and accurate financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Provide guidance to Budget holders in terms of expenses and closely work with them to control costs
  • Assist in the development or improvement of internal controls and corporate procedures
  • Review vendor invoice payments, wires, and T&E’s to ensure proper coding, authorization and budgetary approval, and adherence  to company policy
  • Provide all requested financial information necessary for Tax Provision calculations
  • Assist in weekly / monthly Cash Flow analysis
  • Prepare requested data and/or sampling requests for internal and external auditors
  • Review, validate and upload monthly Treasury journal entries
  • Prepare executive level presentations and ad hoc reporting
  • Work on special projects as assigned



  • Experience in luxury retail and/or wholesale is desirable
  • Prior accounting experience  at a senior level
  • Self-starter with the ability to organize and manage own workload
  • Confident in managing all aspects of the accounts
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to deadlines
  • Strong Excel skills

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