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Manager, General Accounting

Hugo Boss
New York City, New York, United States
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Our vision is to establish HUGO BOSS as the leading premium tech-driven fashion platform worldwide and to be one of the top 100 global brands. At HUGO BOSS, we work as a team to apply our knowledge, skills and experience together and create a diversity of ideas and solutions. What unites us? We love fashion, we change fashion!

At HUGO BOSS, you have the opportunity to contribute your personality, ideas and creativity - because only when we break new ground together can we create something unique. Become part of our team of more than 17.000 employees worldwide and shape your future at HUGO BOSS!

The Manager, General Accounting is responsible for directing and managing the General Accounting activities for HUGO BOSS in the United States and Canada, such as preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements in accordance with IFRS, including all related tasks in the general ledger (e.g., fixed assets, inventory (valuation), provisions, FX valuation, etc.). The Manager, General Accounting acts for internal and external business partner and is a contact person for financial operational matters, as well as for auditors in the connection of (internal/external) audits.

In this role, you will also be in charge of ensuring the compliance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and HUGO BOSS group accounting guidelines and act as a business partner to improve the quality of the financial close. You will support in the implementation of projects related to the improvement and further development of workflows and processes for the Accounting team.

Lastly, you will be working closely with related Finance teams (Accounts Payables & Treasury, Credit department and Tax department), Financial Analysis & Planning, Loss Prevention and Inventory Control, Legal, HR and business departments to develop the team to a BEST in CLASS Finance Team. You are the functional support for the Director of Accounting and role model, driver, and professional support for its direct reports.

The position is based New York headquarters.

What you can expect:

Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:
  • Ensure the timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and year-end close based on internal as well headquarter (HQ) deadlines of HUGO BOSS in the United States and Canada.
  • Manage and responsible for all daily accounting activities.
  • Manage and responsible for all (internal/external) audits for HB USA and HB Canada.
  • Safeguard the preparation of the monthly workpapers and reconciliation for all Balance Sheet accounts.
  • Lead and train the accounting professionals in timely and accurate execution of relevant processes
  • Oversee and manage the general accounting entries (such as Inventory, Fixed Assets, Accruals and Provisions entries) in SAP daily.
  • Review Intercompany balances as well as reconcile Intercompany transactions.
  • Execute consolidation within the US entities.
  • Establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions.
  • Adapt accounting guidelines based on HQ procedures and IFRS updates.
  • Document internal procedures, assign direct staff to ensure compliance and accuracy.
  • Serve as main point of contact for HQ (Group Accounting), consultants and audit firm on any accounting issues.

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Self-driven to improve accounting entries and procedures.
  • Assist with System development and implementation projects.
  • Act as "sparring partner" for other business departments (e.g. IT) to ensure Finance compliance with the new processes.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Your profile:

  • BS/BA in Finance or Accounting, MBA in accounting a plus
  • 7+ years of professional accounting/finance experience required
  • Proven knowledge of IFRS accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations.
  • Experience in leading a team of professionals.
  • Knowledge of SAP (R/3) a plus.
  • Industry (Retail/WHS/eCommerce) is plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications (particularly MS Excel).
  • Must be able to work independently and take initiative, hands-on mentality.
  • Detail oriented, enthusiastic, and resilient.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills as well as project management skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work under deadlines.

Your benefits:

HUGO BOSS offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
  • Flexible Fridays & Summer Fridays
  • Paid Parental Leave for FT employees
  • 21 paid days off (pro-rated based on first year of employment) plus your Birthday off
  • Generous Employee Discount Program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits with Health Saving Account (HSA) option
    • SHIP (Share Investment Program)Offers eligible employees the opportunity to become a co-owner and acquire shares in HUGO BOSS AG at special SHIP conditions.
  • 401(K) with company match
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA)
  • Commuter Benefits (Pre-tax)
  • Voluntary Benefits and Critical Illness
  • Company sponsored Life and Disability benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Discounts for auto/home/pet insurance

The expected base salary range for this position is from $100,000 - $110,000. It is not typical for offers to be made at or near the top of the range. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered.

We are a global company with our employees representative of the world at large. Our inclusive culture embraces each person's authenticity and individuality. We are committed to equal employment opportunity. And we believe our equitable work environment helps unleash your full potential and inspires you to thrive.

Do you feel it's time for a new challenge at HUGO BOSS? If so, we look forward telling you all about this job opportunity in a personal conversation. <


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