Retail Accountant II in Danbury, CT at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Danbury, CT
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/12/2019

Job Description

Requisition ID: 006301

Position Summary:

The Accountant II will play an integral role in the Company’s general accounting operations by controlling and verifying financial transactions while displaying excellent analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. Accountant II responsibilities include reconciling account balances, maintaining general ledger validity, preparing month-end close financial packages and ad-hoc accounting projects. The role will require collaboration within the department as well as with other functions throughout the organization in order to create insights into business performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts monthly balance sheet review of retail, manufacturing & distribution accounting functions
  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly financial statements and related commentary
  • Lead the daily reporting of written orders, shipments and backlog
  • Monthly review of profit and loss statements
  • Monthly balance sheet analysis
  • Review standard cost updates through margin and account analysis
  • Attend physical inventories performed at retail, manufacturing and distribution locations
  • Book financial adjustments as necessary including accruals, re-classes, etc.
  • Analyze key inventory reserves on a monthly basis
  • Completion of month-end pre-close, during and post-close department tasks
  • Assist with monthly forecasts and preparation of the annual fiscal budget
  • Act as a key point of contact for tax exemption requests prior to submission to the tax department
  • Ensure all damaged and cycle forms tie-out to the financials monthly and are properly
  • Perform testing of key internal controls over financial reporting
  • Analyze finished goods inventory, including month-end reconciliations
  • Coordinate the preparation of new store location budgets for assigned districts
  • Assist the Controller in forecasting financial results, gross profit and margin analyses; acquisitions; and other ad hoc reporting and analysis that may be required
  • Other financial analysis, reporting, and tasks as requested by management
  • Work with internal and external auditors

Job Requirements

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of three (3) years of progressive hands-on transactional accounting experience, preferably within a retail, manufacturing and/or distribution environment
  • Ability to prepare and present a variety of monthly reports for management review (includes financial analysis summary, balance sheet analysis, delivery and warehouse, inventory analysis)
  • An understanding of cost accounting, retail accounting, inventory controls, efficient manufacturing and distribution operations, and product sourcing is desired
  • Previous experience in conducting physical inventory is highly desirable
  • Strong team player able to effectively collaborate with others within and outside the organization
  • Self-starter with initiative that can work well in a collaborative environment
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills required
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications is required (Excel and Word)
  • Knowledge of JDE (JD Edwards) a plus
  • Travel requirement up to 5-10%

 

Ethan Allen has been a leader in the luxury home furnishings and interior design business for more than eighty years. We are a global style authority, spanning twelve countries on three continents. We built our company on a vertically integrated business model that has stood the test of time. We believe our associates are our greatest assets, and that talent, drive, and customer focus should be rewarded. We employ the best in the furniture industry and offer exceptional training and support by utilizing the latest technology and proven business practices.

Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. We are an E-Verify Employer.

 

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