Vice President, Finance – Luxury Brand

New York City
Job Information

Our client  is a high end fashion brand that designs a full collection of ready-to-wear and accessories including shoes, handbags, small leather goods, scarves and fine jewelry. They are looking for The Vice President, Finance to manage the accounting, budgeting and forecasting for a multi-million dollar wholesale division. The ideal candidate will be a strong executive that will partner with senior level corporate management to monitor business performance and establish standard product costs in connection with preparing monthly budget updates and monthly closes.


  • Responsible for all consolidated finance and cost accounting functions
  • Partnering with various department heads on managing and coordinating annual budgets and monthly forecast updates
  • Create sales forecasts with the Sales, Retail Planning and Analysis and Demand Planning teams.
  • Develop gross margin forecasts with the Global Supply Chain team to determine cost information
  • Work with the Sales, Retail Planning and Analysis teams on allowance, co-op and advertising expenses
  • Partner with Divisional Department Leaders on individual department expenses
  • Responsible for managing the cost accounting function and closely coordinating the flow of information from the Global Supply Chain within the organization
  • Create preliminary seasonal and new product costing and seasonal line costing
  • Establish standard costs for use in financial reporting
  • Monitoring, analyzing and reporting variances and changes to cost estimates against budgets, forecasts and standard cost
  • Ensure cost information is updated regularly in all systems that support the business vis XPC, ACS and Excel spreadsheets
  • Provide critical financial information and analyses to management across the division to support strategic business initiatives, establish goals and objectives and measure results.
  • Engage in Special Projects as required
  • Supervise, train and develop divisional finance and staff accounting


  • A minimum of 10 + years of experience as a senior leader in finance and accounting roles
  • Previous experience working in the Retail or Wholesale industry required
  • Bachelors in Accounting or Finance required, MBA preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to translate a strategic vision into operational improvements
  • Proven ability to inspire and lead teams
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • Knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) system

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