Essense of Australia

Senior Accountant

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
Category
Admin/Financial

Overview

Essense of Australia is a dynamic international bridal wholesaler and retailer with key offices in Lenexa, Kansas (US), Perth, Australia and Zug, Switzerland.  Our growing organization also operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, and New Zealand. A global leader in bridal fashion for more than 25 years, Essense continues to build a steady, reliable and exciting presence in the U.S. and across the globe, with our designs sold in more than 1,200 stores and counting.  Our success can be attributed to our exquisite gown designs, strong partnerships with our stores and unwavering commitment to our brides.

 

The Role

 

We are currently seeking a talented Senior Accountant to join our team. The Senior Accountant will play a key role in the day-to-day and month-end / year-end closing activities for the Accounting Department. The ideal candidate will excel at multitasking and thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. This position will interact and work closely with others in the accounting department and will report directly to the Accounting Manager in Lenexa, Kansas.

Responsibilities

 

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.
  • Provide spend analysis for various departments as needed.
  • Assist with month-end fluctuation analysis of actual to budget differences.
  • Ensure compliance with all internal processes.
  • 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.

Qualifications

What We Are Looking For: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required; CPA preferred
  • 4 years experience in an Accounting role required; International accounting and manufacturing or distribution experience preferred
  • Strong command of US GAAP and daily/monthly accounting activities
  • Exceptional attention to detail with an ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with accounting for inventory
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills along with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with MS Office, advanced Excel skills, and a familiarity with general ledger software
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem-solving, and results

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 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, 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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