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Vice President of Accounting

Company: Confidential
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Responsibilities Include:

Hire, retain, manage and develop a team of accounting professionals
Ensure the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements in accordance with US GAAP and local statutory requirements
Establish and maintain a rigorous system of accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls that comply with 404b SOX and other regulatory standards
Coordinate with external auditors, tax advisors, and other service providers to ensure efficient and effective audits, reviews, and filings
Monitor and analyze accounting data and trends to identify opportunities for improvement and optimization
Monitor and evaluate international financial performance, controls in accordance with corporate accounting policies, identify trends, variances, and areas for improvement
Provide financial analysis and insights to support business decisions and select forecast projections
Implement and maintain accounting systems and processes that deliver continuous improvements and scalability
Provide financial information so that outside accountants can complete tax returns
Review technical accounting memos and review work performed by specialists (i.e., valuation and technical accounting specialists)
Stay updated on accounting standards, industry trends, best practices, and changes in regulations, proactively recommending and implementing changes to accounting policies and practices as required
Drive process improvements and automation initiatives to enhance efficiency and scalability of financial operations
Particular focus on mentoring and developing junior staff

Skills & Experience Required:

A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field; a master's degree or CPA certification is required
At least 10 years of progressive accounting experience in a global consumer products company (B2B, not B2C); at least 5 years of leadership experience
In-depth knowledge and understanding of technical accounting, US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), tax laws, and other relevant accounting principles and practices
Preference for Chart of Account restructuring experience
Proven experience managing accounting teams and overseeing global financial operations
Experience with operations with global transfer pricing, physical goods inventory management, sales deduction policy and complex intercompany transactions
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
M&A integration experience, a plus
Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and Excel skills
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic, and multicultural environment
Experience with implementation of and proficiency in accounting software, ERP systems and other relevant tools, with preferences for JD Edwards (JDE) and Blackline

Our Benefits:

Health and Wellness: Medical, dental, vision, disability, life & accident insurance and employee assistance program
Savings: 401K matching, pre-tax spending accounts, and employee discount programs
Compensation: JAKKS Pacific offers a competitive salary. Compensation for this role commensurate with experience, qualifications, location, and education and typically ranges from $175,000-225,000 with eligibility for incentive compensation.

Keywords: Confidential, Santa Monica , Vice President of Accounting, Executive , Santa Monica, California

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