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Job Title: Sr. Cost Accountant
Reports to: Inventory Accounting Manager
Date: September 2014
Location: Ventura, CA
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General Summary:
The Senior Cost and Inventory Accountant is primarily responsible for analyzing, reconciling and reporting on margin related activity for North America (NOAM). This position includes: Inventory cost accounting, purchase accounting, margin analysis journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and reporting for internal management review. Person will also be expected to work with the Inventory Manager to propose solutions to integrate new business into current inventory processes and operations.

Essential Job Functions:

NOAM margin inventory accounting:
o Wholesale, Retail, and Mail Order systems – Domestic and Canada
o NOAM margin general ledger
o NOAM purchase accounting
o NOAM margin reporting
o Month end journal entries, reconciliations, variance analysis

Analysis/Reconciling margin
o Margin performance analysis
o Actual cost vs.Standard cost
o Purchase price variance
o Overhead
o Reserves

Accounting processes/controls assist:
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 or improve margin reporting.

Integration of new business
o Be able to assist with proposed 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 Merchandise Accounts Payable, Retail, E-Commerce, Wholesale and other business units on how certain transactions should be processed in order that they are properly reflected in the Company’s financial statements.
o Perform special accounting projects at the request of upper management.

Physical Requirements:
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, TradeCard and PowerPoint related experience.
o Advanced Excel and data management skills
o Experience working with a report-writing tool.

Employee Conduct:
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.