Director of Finance – Prestige Skincare Brand

New York
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Our client is a prestige skincare brand and we are helping them to identify a Director of Finance. He or she will be responsible for strategic planning of financial reports, performing ad-hoc reporting, and planning budgets to manage operations and resources. This is an entrepreneurial environment and the Director of Finance will partner very closely with the President of the brand.


  • Strategic business partner to the President in the US and the head office
  • Perform monthly close (includes Journal Entries, Accruals, Inventory valuation, Depreciation) and analysis based on US GAAP (IFRS knowledge is important)
  • Preparation of reports to summarize and forecast company business activity (financial statements, P&L, Flash Reports, LE Forecast, Annual Budget)
  • Perform 6M Review and FY Audit with external auditors to ensure compliance with state, federal and international requirements and statutes
  • Advise on operational adjustments due to tax implications
  • Maintain AP/AR aging
  • Improve and maintain ERP integrity
  • Perform full order to cash process (from receipt to collection)
  • Prepare reports summarizing business activities and financial forecasting including weekly updates on cash flow and updates
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting (Retail Business Analysis, GM calculation analysis, ROI of freelancers, Car Reimbursement)
  • Record and track spending and invoicing activities for customers and vendors
  • Work closely with International Controlling to produce reports for internal company use (GM, Expense Analysis, LE Sales, Budgets)
  • Receive, record and authorize RAs
  • Provide value-added analysis
  • Work cross functionally with business unit owners to produce BU P&Ls monthly
  • Provide support and guidance on product GM % and GM sustainability to marketing and sales teams
  • Mentor, develop and evaluate the performance of the accounting staff
  • Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance and non-organizational accounting personnel to facilitate financial and business activities
  • Active role in operations, including forecasting, PO management, inventory on hand and managing resources
  • Responsible for company payroll, new employee setup, renewal analysis of medical and other benefits


  • QuickBooks Enterprise with inventory experience
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Must work well cross functionally and with international colleagues

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