Essense of Australia

Manager of Financial Reporting

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa


As an international leader in bridal fashion, Essense of Australia has been making bridal dreams come true for more than 20 years. With offices in Lenexa, Kansas; Perth, Australia; and Zug, Switzerland, our designs are sold in over 1,500 retail stores across the globe, including our network of company-owned and franchise stores, True Society.  Located in the US and Europe, True Society is a collective of premier bridal shops that exclusively offers our designs and delivers the ultimate wedding dress shopping experience to brides of all styles, shapes, and sizes.  Together, we are a dynamic and rapidly growing company focused on innovation, excellence, drive, and collaboration.


The Role


An exciting career opportunity has arisen for an experienced Manager of Financial Reporting to join our Corporate Accounting team based in our Lenexa, KS worldwide headquarters. This position has the opportunity to make a significant impact on a growing, dynamic organization and will report directly to the Corporate Controller.  Our target candidate will be a CPA with prior experience in audit  as well as in managing monthly reporting in a multi-national environment.  The individual in this role will be responsible for timely and accurate preparation of financial reporting for a global organization. 


We’re seeking an energetic and driven individual with leadership potential and an entrepreneurial spirit that wants to be challenged, learn, and grow with us.  This is an amazing opportunity to join a successful and evolving company with career advancement opportunities as our company continues to grow.  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. 


This position will report directly to the Corporate Controller and work from our offices in Lenexa, Kansas in our hybrid model (Mon/Fri remote, Tues – Thurs in office).


What We Expect

  • Ensure that financials are prepared timely, accurately, and in compliance with U.S. GAAP
  • Oversee monthly analytical reviews to obtain a thorough understanding of financial results and explain month-over-month variances and any deviations from budget/forecast
  • Prepare monthly management reporting
  • Perform calculations related to technical accounting topics and provide guidance on the proper recording in the general ledger and related financial statement presentation.
  • Provide ad hoc reporting as requested or neededHelp develop and implement key KPIs for monitoring the business
  • Perform projects as assigned
  • Help with the implementation of a new ERP system
  • Assist with providing needed data to internal departments, including for tax filings and statutory filing requirements
  • Oversee and manage the year-end audit process including planning and the preparation of various analyses and documentation
  • Coordinate with internal team members for the preparation of all needed schedules for the audit
  • Manage the flow of information to auditors
  • Coordination with the bank for semi-annual audits
  • Serve as a key resource for technical accounting issues
  • Document research and proper accounting treatment for various topics in a memo format
  • Implement new accounting standards as needed, including quantification of financial impact and proper financial reporting (for example, determining the proper classification of amounts in the financial statements and the appropriate corresponding footnote disclosures in the annual audit report)
  • Identification of business matters and processes that impact the interpretation of the accounting literature through inquiry with the appropriate departmental stakeholders within the company


What We Are Looking For: 


·       Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

·       CPA or CPA candidate required

·       Minimum 5 years of work experience, including 2 – 3 years of auditing experience

·       Must have practical work experience in financial reporting and consolidations  

·       Team leadership or other supervisory type experience required

·       Must have experience researching, documenting, and implementing technical accounting literature

·       Strong knowledge of US GAAP along with financial reporting, analysis, and consolidation skills

·       Experience with ERP systems and understanding of relational databases

·       Expert-level Excel skills and strong working knowledge of other MS Office tools

·       Strong attention to detail with an ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines

·       Excellent written & verbal communication skills

·       Self-motivated, strong work ethic, operates with the highest level of integrity

·       Proven leadership ability and willingness to lead and manage others



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 recognize and reward excellence, innovation, and loyalty. Our goal is to offer an inspirational and modern workplace that allows talented individuals to thrive. As such, we provide competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, with significant opportunities 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 consider this when submitting your materials.  





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