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Accountant, Intercompany

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
Watford, United Kingdom
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Function
Finance
Level
Manager

Job Details

Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
The candidate's primary responsibilities will be to perform all detail accounting functions and analysis for regional GL Intercompany Accounting processes including intercompany recharges, accruals, etc. for various entities across Europe. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for providing accounting assistance in support of the closing and reporting process and assisting in the ongoing review of the SOX internal control process, as well as provide support and all required documentation for internal and external audits for the GL Intercompany Accounting area. The candidate will contribute to the development of continuous process improvement initiatives and best practices through leveraging of technology and effective collaboration/communication.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Accounting
* Prepare journal entries / intercompany recharges and account reconciliations for intercompany related transactions and GL accounts for entities across the region.
* Ensure intercompany balances between entities eliminate and are reconciled.
* Work closely with various global business partners (EMEA, APAC, Corporate) to ensure timely and accurate accounting for intercompany transactions and compliance with internal policies.
* Identification of process improvement and efficiency enhancement opportunities. SOX & Statutory compliance
* Support of internal and external audits (US GAAP and Statutory) for all Intercompany related areas.
* Maintain and review documented procedures and ensure compliance with SOX requirements. Other
* Identify and drive process improvement and efficiency enhancement opportunities including leveraging the system to drive automation.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Good communication skills (written and verbal) in English, another European language is a plus.
* Results orientated, flexible, resourceful, and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks.
* Strong time-management skills, ability to adhere to tight deadlines.
* Team player and customer service oriented, "can-do" attitude.
* Organized, detail oriented and disciplined in follow through and completion of tasks. Education and Experience
* Previous experience in a similar finance / accounting role preferably in a shared service environment.
* Proficiency in Excel and fair understanding of general ledger applications (SAP experience a plus).

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