VP, Corporate Controller in Danbury, CT at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 10/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Requisition ID: 005380

Position Summary:

Lead and direct the company’s accounting functions. Ensure financial statement control and integrity over company-wide financial reporting and compliance with SEC financial reporting requirements for public companies.  Optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the corporate finance function including record keeping, analysis, decision support, and appropriate internal controls.  Facilitate day-to-day treasury operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct the activities of the corporate accounting functions including but not limited to: consolidations, cash management, fixed assets, ledger accounts, cost control systems, period closes and reporting.
  • Ensure technical compliance with financial reporting standards from the SEC, FASB and other regulatory bodies. Preparation and reporting of financial statements both internally and externally, including all SEC financial filings (10K, 10Q, 8K, etc.)
  • Oversee general ledger functions; assure accuracy, timeliness, and conformity with professional accounting standards and best practices and in accordance with GAAP.
  • Partner with CFO to determine accounting and tax implications for all material business decisions.
  • Effectively perform and supervise financial research and/or special projects. Conclusions must be clearly and concisely documented to support senior management review and decisions.
  • Support annual budget preparation and periodic financial forecasts.
  • Coordinate, document and evaluate the company’s system of internal controls to ensure they meet the objectives of COSO’s Internal Control – Integrated Framework and facilitate efficient processes. This includes documentation of the testing of internal controls over financial reporting to ensure effective accounting and financial reporting procedures. Ensure compliance by providing oversight and establishing procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper accounting and financial reporting control.
  • Assist with the preparation of ad hoc registrations, government census reporting and other company filings.
  • Serve as the primary liaison to the internal and external audit groups.
  • Use technology to promote efficiencies within the accounting functions.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressive hands-on transactional accounting.
  • At least ten (10) years as a Controller or Senior Accounting Manager managing finance and accounting functions.
  • Understanding of tax regulations and compliance.
  • CPA certification required, MBA desirable.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years supervisory experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years of SEC public company financial reporting.
  • Strong fundamental accounting skills and the ability to interpret and apply GAAP.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Access, accounting systems and other related software.
  • Strong analytical, leadership, communication (verbal and written) skills required.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure necessary.
  • Global accounting experience with multi-site locations preferred.
  • Experience in retail and manufacturing preferred.

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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