The Inventory Accounting Manager is responsible for overseeing the North American (NOAM) inventory accounting, analyzing inventory performance, overseeing inventory processes (AX and non AX integrations), inserting new business into current systems and developing inventory management reporting. The Inventory Accounting Manager position includes: Inventory cost accounting, purchase accounting, margin analysis and report development for internal management review. The Inventory Accounting Manager will also be expected to propose solutions to integrate new business into current inventory processes and operations.
Essential Job Functions:
Oversight of NOAM inventory accounting
o Wholesale, Retail, and Mail Order systems – Domestic and Canada
o NOAM inventory stock ledgers and general ledger
o NOAM purchase accounting
o NOAM reporting
o Month end review and reporting
Analysis of inventory performance
o Margin analysis
o Actual cost vs.Standard cost
o Purchase price variance
Accounting processes/controls oversight:
o Canadian and US warehouse cycle counting/controls
o Retail store inventory/ controls
o Wholesale sample inventory
o Non AX process integration into G/L (Island Pacific and Commercialware)
Development and usage of inventory management reporting:
o Work with internal IT staff as well as third parties to develop inventory management reporting.
Integration of new business
o Propose solutions to integrate new processes/business into current business operations to ensure accurate reporting.
Other Job Functions:
o Provide support for year-end financial audits including preparation of audit schedules and addressing auditor inquiries.
o Provide support for retail, mail order, wholesale and other business units on how certain transactions should be processed ensuring that they are properly reflected in the Company’s financial statements.
o Supervision of accounting staff.
o Perform special accounting projects at the request of upper management.
o Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
o Must be able to look at a computer screen for prolonged periods of time.
o Ability to maintain a composed and professional demeanor within a flexible and (at times noisy) work environment.
o Must be available for occasional domestic travel.
Minimum Job Qualifications:
o BS/BA degree with accounting or business-related degree preferred. Some accounting coursework required.
o Minimum 5-7 years’ experience working in inventory or cost accounting. Experience can be a combination of public accounting and private industry experience.
o Experience in vertically integrated retail/wholesale/e-commerce business
o Experience working with a large general ledger package.
o Working knowledge of Word and Excel.
o Able to work well under pressure and deadlines.
o Comfortable with team-based work structure.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
o AX Microsoft, Atlas, Cognos, Island Pacific, Commercialware, and PowerPoint related experience.
o Advanced Excel and data management skills
o Experience working with a report-writing tool.
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.
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