Essense of Australia

  • Senior Accountant

    Job Locations US-KS-Overland Park
  • Overview

    Essense Designs is an international bridal wholesaler with key offices based in Lenexa, Kansas. Our growing organization also operates in Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, and New Zealand. We have been a global leader in bridal fashion for over 20 years and our designs are currently sold in over 1,500 stores worldwide. With innovative designs and a strong customer service approach, Essense Designs is a dynamic and rapidly-expanding company that rewards excellence, drive, and collaboration.  


    The Role


    An exciting career opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Accountant to join our Accounting team.  This position has the opportunity to make an impact on a growing, dynamic organization and play a key role in the general accounting functions of the Accounting department.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day and month end/year end closing activities.  This position will interact and work closely with others in the accounting department and reports directly to the Assistant Controller in Lenexa, KS.  This position requires being a great communicator, organized, able to work in a fast-paced changing environment and able to manage deadlines.  Our ideal candidate will be highly detail oriented, not easily overwhelmed by a fast-paced environment and will approach each day with an enthusiastic sense of urgency.


    What We Expect: 

    • Prepare journal entries for monthly and quarterly close related to specifically assigned processes including but not limited to cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, capitalized software, fixed assets, inventory, accounts payable, and a variety of accruals.
    • Reconcile and/or review assigned G/L accounts to ensure accuracy and identify/resolve discrepancies.
    • Ensure compliance with all internal processes.
    • Provide oversight and mentoring to less experienced accounting staff.
    • Assist in identifying and implementing improvement in both manual and IT dependent accounting processes.
    • Suggest and implement ideas to improve and maintain financial and accounting controls.
    • Assist with preparation of workpapers and schedules for annual audit and periodic field exams.
    • Assist with ad hoc projects for accounting department.


    What We Are Looking For: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required.
    • Minimum of 5 years accounting experience.
    • CPA preferred.
    • International accounting experience preferred.
    • Strong understanding of US GAAP.
    • Strong attention to detail with ability to work effectively in fast paced environment and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Has excellent critical thinking as well as analytical skills.
    • Familiarity with accounting for inventory.
    • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Comfortable with a variety of software packages with advanced Excel skills.
    • Ability to function as a team player.
    • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results.
    • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives
    • The right culture is important to us. We want someone who is relationship focused, agile, and fun. 
    • Key strengths are recognized as flexibility, fantastic communication skills and huge amounts of drive. 

    What We Offer


    We look forward to welcoming the successful candidate to our fast-growing global team! In return for your skills, we offer you the opportunity to join an international industry leader and be part of a creative and collaborative culture that empowers its people, promotes teamwork and embraces sustainability. We recognise and reward excellence, innovation, and loyalty. Our goal is to offer an inspirational and modern workplace that allows for talent individuals to

    thrive. As such, we provide competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, with significant opportunity for exceptional team members to grow with us as we continue to expand. 


    If you have the skills and drive to help us further our growth, please go to and follow the prompts to submit a cover letter, resume, and online application.  Please note:  We believe cover letters are important to help us understand why you are interested in this position and your unique story and qualifications.  If you sincerely desire to work with us, please take this into consideration when submitting your materials.  



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