Director, Retail & Ecommerce Accounting

Quiksilver, Inc. Huntington Beach , CA 92648

Posted 4 months ago


Quiksilver is looking for a Director, Retail & Ecommerce Accounting to be a part of the General Ledger Accounting team, with direct responsibility for the accounting and reporting of ~50 retail stores, and a material ecommerce business in the US and Canada. Primary responsibility is to ensure the accuracy and integrity of monthly retail financial information by cost center. Supervisory responsibilities include managing direct reports with training; assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; promoting cross-departmental communication and support; rewarding and counseling employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems. The ideal candidate for this position will be self-motivated; detail oriented and well organized, and should excel in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.


Lead responsibility for day-to-day accounting and reporting including sales audit, chargebacks, COGS/inventory, deferred rent, tenant improvements, credit card administration, merchant banking fees, sales return reserves, and SG&A analysis as outlined below:

  • Participates in the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statement closing activities and the preparation of related financial statements and various ad hoc reports;

  • Participates in the monthly review, and analysis of actual vs. planned results to identify upcoming events, additional accruals or other missing liabilities and communicates findings to accounting and finance partners;

  • Provides day-to-day supervision and guidance to assigned staff; completing higher risk and higher complexity tasks, responsibilities and journal entries;

  • Leads the preparation, analysis, and reporting of monthly retail inventory and cost of goods sold transactions including capitalization, costing, valuation, obsolescence, and shrinkage, including participation in the semi-annual physical inventory and book to physical process;

  • Supervises and monitors the effective administration of credit card chargebacks including working with IT to enhance antifraud measures as needed and working with Accounting to improve processes and tracking;

  • Reviews and approves monthly rent schedules, which requires a general understanding of executed lease agreements, as well as SG&A invoices for retail stores;

  • Works with fulfillment, production partners and retail planners to maintain and execute consistent procedures related to inventory management and controls;

  • Assists in the development, maintenance and implementation of a documented system of retail accounting and operational policies and procedures (from an accounting perspective);

  • Assists in the identification and analysis of revenue generating or expense saving opportunities in the Company;

  • Assist retail operations with regards to opening new stores, closing stores, troubleshooting register issues, correcting receiving issues, etc. to preserve the integrity of the Point Of Sale data;

  • Collaborate with IT and be the primary business process owner with regards to the Point of Sale system;

  • Prepare and review account reconciliations, with an understanding of the nature of each account;

  • Coordinate with external auditors for interim and year-end audit process; including preparation of audit schedules, organize and review supporting documentation for audit;

  • Willingness to take on new and changing responsibilities (flexible)

Required Experience

  • Analytical. Detailed, accurate, with keen attention to specifics.

  • Organized. Proficient in project planning, prioritizing and controlling job responsibilities to meet deadlines efficiently and easily.

  • Proactive. Not waiting, driving forward. Sees beyond the next step.

  • Balanced. Analyzes and gets into the details to assure accuracy, but keeps bigger picture and moves process forward to deadlines.

  • Communicative. Able to summarize and communicate complex problems succinctly across different levels within the organization.

  • Team Player. Able to coach and develop staff, but pitches in where needed.

  • Ownership. "Rolls up sleeves" to dig into the job, and able to handle a high level of responsibility.

  • 7+ years of progressive and related experience with US GAAP accounting, general ledger and audit.

  • BA/BS in Accounting required; CPA strongly preferred.

  • Preference given to those with Retail or Ecommerce experience.

  • Big 4 Accounting experience preferred.

  • Experience with SAP, BPC, Cegid financial software preferred.

  • Working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word required.

  • Foreign Language proficiency a plus (French, Spanish or Portuguese preferred).

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

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Director, Retail & Ecommerce Accounting

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