Eddie Bauer

  • Mgr, Financial Reporting and General Accounting

    Location US-WA-Bellevue
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  • Overview

    Manage activities related to internal and external financial reporting and capital spending and fixed asset accounting processes.    


    Core Accountabilities:

    • Recruit, lead, motivate and develop team to perform financial close accounting tasks with a high level of efficiency and accuracy.
    • Manage the monthly, quarterly and annual close process and execution of related controls including overseeing the reconciliation process and core JE listing. Ensure the accurate and timely capture of financial transactions including internal and external system interfaces. Provide direction to accountants and analysts in resolving issues and discrepancies.
    • Responsible for definition and use of financial systems and development of accounting processes to maximize efficiency in high volume production environment. Support financial systems implementations and upgrades requirements gathering and testing.
    • Manage the development and maintenance of reporting hierarchies and reports in Oracle Hyperion/SmartView and Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting Studio, Infor CSF application studio and Business Intelligence (BI) reports and complex PC reporting models using database functions and macros.
    • Support General Accounting compliance with Sarbanes Oxley reporting and control requirements and maintain the general ledger business process narratives in SOD Matrix.
    • Provide the above services in a cost-effective manner, continually seeking out opportunities to improve services and reduce costs.
    • Assist with other financial reporting projects as needed.

    Leadership Expectations:

    • Operate with the highest level of conduct, integrity, and confidentiality; setting the example for leaders and associates.
    • Develop and nurture strong cross functional partnerships; driving business results and inspiring a culture of transparency, collaboration, and accountability.
    • Serve as an Eddie Bauer advocate in the industry and marketplace.
    • Recruit, identify, develop, and retain talent that delivers performance excellence.
    • As a manager, serve as a leader of company culture, norms, and conduct.
    • Ability to balance a strong management presence with a high level of approachability, encouraging and eliciting associate feedback and interaction.


    Education/Experience Required:

    • BA or BS in Accounting/Finance.
    • Minimum 8-10 years progressive Accounting experience including financial reporting.
    • CPA and CMA helpful.
    • Combination of public accounting and private accounting experience a plus.
    • Retail accounting experience.
    • Ability to understand broad business and financial issues.
    • Thorough understanding of accounting transactions from source through subsidiary ledgers, into the general ledger and ultimately to the financial reports.
    • Thorough understanding of financial statements and their relationship.
    • Strong accounting, analytical skills and reasoning skills.
    • Strong leadership skills and experience.
    • Strong system skills/understanding (Financial, Hyperion Essbase, Infor CSF, ERP systems, Merchandising systems) and strong PC skills (Excel, Word, Access) and ability to work with large amounts of data and develop financial models.
    • Proven ability to work well with others, and interface comfortably with all levels of management, within the company and with subsidiary Companies.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong time management and prioritization skills with ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that are required by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

    While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; as well as reach with hands and arms.
    The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    Ability to work in open environment with fluctuating temperatures and standard lighting.
    Ability to work on computer and mobile phone for multiple hours; with frequent interruptions.
    Required to travel in elevator or stairwells to attend meetings and engage with associates on multiple floors throughout building.


    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

    This is a full-time position.  As an International Retailer, occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required during periods of high volume.  This role operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.


    Other Considerations:

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the role.


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