Director, North America Accounting

Tiffany & Co.
Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
16 Jun 2022
19 Jul 2022
Full Time
Tiffany & Co. is currently seeking a Director - North America Accounting. This position maintains legal entity controllership for all U.S. and Canada operations and for certain holding companies. Areas of responsibility include general ledger / monthly close, lease services, sales audit and payroll for the U.S. and Canada. This position also supports lease accounting on a global basis. Looking for a candidate with strong technical, leadership and strong communication skills!

*This position is in-person at our Parsippany, NJ office with an optional hybrid schedule.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Oversee accounting activities and the month-end financial close process for U.S. and Canada operations, as well as certain corporate entities and holding companies. Coordinate with all key business partners to ensure a timely and accurate closing process. Provide cash flow and similar information required for Group reporting. Ensure compliance with applicable accounting standards and Company policies. Identify and implement opportunities to streamline the monthly close and Group reporting processes.
  • Coordinate with other finance functions to ensure accurate reporting of financial results, while building effective working relationships throughout the organization. Key stakeholders include Americas Retail, Merchandising, Customer Service, Distribution, Diamond Division, Manufacturing, Financial Planning and Analysis, Consolidations and Reporting and Tax. Provide decision support to business partners, including analysis of the financial impact of business developments and proposed transactions.
  • Ensure compliance with the Company's internal control framework. Identify and implement process and internal controls enhancements. Maintain productive relationships with the Company's auditors; function as a key audit contact and provide effective support for audit and review procedures.
  • Provide strong leadership and development for a large team, which includes ensuring that the Performance Management Process is completed optimally. Establish and continuously evaluate the department's organization structure, resources and succession planning.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • 12+ years accounting or related experience
  • Strong technical skills and understanding of accounting standards
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Influential; ability to develop effective working relationships at all levels within an organization
  • Experience leading and motivating large teams
  • Ability to provide career guidance and develop talent
  • Strong organizational skills; deadline oriented

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with JD Edwards and Hyperion
  • Experience with IFRS
  • CPA or equivalent certification (e.g., Chartered Accountant)