Senior Accountant - Compensation

Recruiter
Neiman Marcus
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
31 Mar 2022
Closes
17 Jun 2022
Ref
20724
Function
Finance
NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has been the premier destination for luxury fashion and goods, superior service, and an elevated retail experience for more than a century. Today, 9,000 associates contribute to the success of NMG's brands: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. There are 38 full-line Neiman Marcus stores in cosmopolitan markets across the United States and a sophisticated digital platform that attracts shoppers worldwide. Bergdorf Goodman operates two stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City and BergdorfGoodman.com, catering to loyal luxury customers globally. NMG also owns five Last Call stores and Horchow.com, an e-commerce site that offers premium furniture and home decor.

As an organization, NMG is on a transformational journey to become the preeminent luxury customer platform. NMG continues to deliver the best integrated customer experience and has evolved the business to succeed in the ever-changing retail landscape. NMG is a relationship business. What differentiates the organization from other luxury retailers are its unique assets: a strong store footprint, the most knowledgeable associates, an engaging online experience, solid brand partnerships, innovative digital and in-store experiences, the most loyal luxury customer base, and a strong balance sheet.

Our customers will always be at the center of everything NMG does. The company continues to reinvest in new technologies that enhance the customer experience. NMG meets customers where they are. NMG's goal is to offer customers a seamless experience across its stores, online, and remote digital selling.

NMG's priority is to develop a highly engaged and high-performing team where everyone belongs. The business attracts and retains best-in-class talent through unique offerings provided to associates in addition to standard employer benefits. These include an innovative way of working, associate discounts on merchandise, tuition reimbursement, associate hardship fund, and paid time off to volunteer, to name a few.

As part of NMG's Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) work, the organization is focused on driving its core value of being "All Heart." NMG is also assessing its current environmental and social impact while developing a three-year plan to lead the luxury industry in its commitment and transparency to environmental and social sustainability. NMG strives to become an employer of choice, driven by a culture of Belonging. A dedicated team focuses on this journey, directly impacting how NMG conducts business throughout the workforce, workplace, and marketplace dimensions.

NMG has incredibly passionate and committed corporate and store associates. NMG offers associates an environment where everyone feels welcomed, nurtured, and empowered. Our associates are the heart of NMG. As an organization, NMG leads with love - love for customers, love for associates, and love for brand partners.

Neiman Marcus Group is seeking an experienced Senior Accountant to join our growing team. A candidate with a strong entrepreneurial attitude, attention to detail, and a well-rounded professional background in accounting will make a quick impact in the role. This role is best suited to someone who considers themselves a critical thinker/problem solver.

The Senior Accountant will be primarily responsible for components of the monthly close process and executing the accounting and reporting related to Neiman Marcus Group's compensation and benefits offerings. This team has high visibility to leadership and frequent cross-functional collaboration with other corporate teams at Neiman Marcus, including finance, legal, payroll, people services and other specialized accounting teams. Neiman Marcus Group offers a high degree of flexibility, access to training and development resources, and other exciting perks!

  • Assist in the monthly close process, including recording journal entries, preparing reconciliations, and financial analysis schedules
  • Analyze and explain business drivers of balance sheet and income statement fluctuations
  • Business partner with third party actuaries and benefit plan administrators
  • Prepare annual employee benefit plan financial statements and work collaboratively with external auditors
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for various compensation and benefits related topics
  • Assist in special projects, ad hoc requests and initiatives as required
  • Ensure all deliverables are completed on a timely basis and reporting deadline met
  • Keep management informed of the status of their workload and priorities
  • Responsible for various accounting systems and processes, recommending and implementing changes to streamline and improve those systems and processes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Undergraduate degree required; Accounting or Finance preferred
  • 3 or more years of experience in a similar accounting role
  • Public accounting or equivalent industry experience is preferable
  • Excellent Excel, Word, and Outlook as well oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with Oracle and Hyperion Essbase is a plus
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and follow-through capabilities
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize deliverables and manage time to meet required deadlines
  • Flexibility and adaptability, willingness to collaborate with others and contribute as a member of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with a critical thinking, proactive approach

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