Senior Director, Accounting & Finance for a Leading Cosmetics Company

Area : Los Angeles, CA

Description : Our client is a popular and very fast-growing cosmetics company that uses only clean, non-toxic ingredients. They are headquartered in Los Angeles and experiencing rapid growth. They are seeking a Senior Director, Accounting & Finance to support timely and effective GAAP-compliant financial reporting and to work closely and collaboratively with all internal teams. The ideal candidate will strive towards a continuous  improvement mindset, understand the underlying business and its sales and profitability drivers, and propose process  improvements to streamline workflow, improve timelines, and identify and assist in assessing cost improvements.

- Implement and lead development of a strong accounting team with clear roles and responsibilities
- Create a team culture that is collaborative and fun to work in
- Supervise and lead month-end close process and lead team to create work papers, draft financials, budget vs actual analyses, and monthly bank reporting
- Improve month end close process to five business days or better
- Partner with business teams to develop a robust Chart of Accounts and management reporting package to enable proper visibility into the financial results and sound strategic and financial decision making
- Lead documentation of accounting policies based on GAAP principles; research and apply FASB ASCs where needed
- Evaluate revenue recognition policies and ensure compliance with FASB ASC 606
- Manage inventory accounting and ensure quality of reporting of cost of goods sold and gross margin, physical-to-perpetual inventory reconciliations, month end cutoff testing, and bill-of-materials / assembly build accuracy; implement a sound inventory reserve policy
-  Lead the company through its first annual audit process
-  Manage banking relationships and cash flow projections alongside COO
- Interface with outside CPAs on income tax, state and local taxes, sales tax registrations, and other compliance matters
- Partner with cross functional teams on process improvements
- Lead Netsuite optimization projects

- CPA + four years public accounting experience in a regional or national firm, required
- BS/BA degree in Accounting/Finance
- Netsuite experience is critical, plus Advanced Excel, Google Gsuite, Powerpoint
- Deep understanding of accounting for manufacturing inventory
- Collaborative and trustworthy character
- Positive attitude and strong work ethic
- Excellent communication and people skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects effectively at one time and work in a fast based environment
- Experience in cosmetics or CPG industry preferred; passion for clean beauty a plus!


Published : Jun 20, 2022

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