Essense of Australia

Accounting Manager for Retail Operations

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa


Essense of Australia is an international bridal wholesaler with key offices based in Lenexa, Kansas and Perth, Australia. Our growing organization also operates in 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 of Australia is a dynamic and rapidly-expanding company that rewards excellence, drive, and collaboration.  


The Role


We are currently seeking a talented Retail Accounting Manager to join our team.  The Retail Accounting Manager will play a key role in the accounting for our retail operations by implementing and maintaining QuickBooks.  The individual in this role will work to transition the current manual process into QuickBooks, including the set-up of a new chart of accounts.  This person will interact and work closely with others in the Accounting Department as well as with other departments in the organization. This position requires the candidate to be a strong communicator, well organized, able to work in a fast-paced changing environment and able to manage deadlines.  Experiences with QuickBooks is highly preferred. The ideal candidate excels at multitasking and thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. 


What We Expect

  • Implement QuickBooks for the Company’s retail operations
  • Design and maintain a chart of accounts that can be used for current operations and future growth
  • Work with Business Systems team to integrate QuickBooks with other software systems where possible
  • Document implementation process for potential replication
  • Maintain all accounting records for the Company’s retail operations
  • Perform all month-end and year-end accounting tasks for retail operations
  • Prepare journal entries, maintain payment details, and track fixed assets
  • Assist with tracking inventory, specifically for quarterly inventory counts and adjustments
  • Ensure that retail results are properly reflected in the combined financial statements
  • Document and maintain all monthly accounting procedures/processes related to retail operations
  • Provide ad hoc reporting as needed
  • Partner with the retail and sales team to define and produce monthly reporting package
  • Perform needed analysis over inventory, sales, etc.
  • Prepare budget and periodic forecasts for submission to the FP&A team
  • Provide flux analysis for actual to budget differences
  • Other projects as assigned


What We Are Looking For: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or higher required
  • 5 to 7 Years in an Accounting role required
  • Experience working within a retail related organization is required
  • International accounting and manufacturing or distribution experience preferred
  • Experience with QuickBooks preferred
  • Strong command of GAAP and daily/monthly accounting activities
  • Self-starter that can work with limited supervision
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable with a variety of software packages with advanced Excel skills
  • The ability to thrive in a challenging environment, where multi-tasking is a must
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a focus on processes
  • The ability to adapt to change and quickly master new concepts


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 talented 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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