Controller - SystemsAccountants

Applying for Controller

Our company, a dynamic and fast-growing entity in the fashion and consumer goods sector located in New York City, has seen remarkable expansion. Increasing revenue almost 4-fold over the last three years, we are recognized for our innovative design, premium quality products, and fashion-forward presence. As we continue on our growth trajectory, we are in search of an experienced Controller with expertise in the fashion accessories and apparel industry to enhance our team. This pivotal role promises substantial growth opportunities and the chance to collaborate closely with our Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team. NetSuite experience is a must.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Financial System Overhaul: Spearhead the upgrade to NetSuite, ensuring our financial infrastructure supports and drives the company’s ambitious growth plans. This includes managing month-end closings, accurate data migration, and detailed financial tracking across various channels and categories.
  2. Financial Reporting Excellence: Generate precise financial statements on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis, adhering to GAAP standards, and serving the needs of external partners including CPA firms and financial institutions.
  3. Operational Financial Management: Supervise everyday accounting practices, from accounts payable and receivable to journal entries and reconciliations, focusing on streamlining and refining these processes for maximum efficiency.
  4. Record Keeping: Maintain thorough and organized financial records to support transparency and accessibility for audits, ensuring compliance and data integrity.
  5. Strategic Budgeting and Forecasting: In collaboration with the FP&A team, enhance budgeting and forecasting practices to aid in strategic planning and minimize variances, providing valuable insights for management and external investors.
  6. Compliance and Audit Liaison: Manage relationships with external auditors, ensuring the company meets regulatory standards and supports a robust internal control environment to safeguard financial integrity.
  7. Tax Strategy and Compliance: Work with tax advisors to ensure timely tax filings and adapt to legislative changes affecting the industry, with a keen eye on international trade implications.
  8. Inventory Strategy and Management: Oversee inventory valuation and management, seeking strategic ways to optimize costs related to storage, shipping, and logistics.
  9. Collaborative Leadership: Engage with various departments including Finance, Operations, and Executive Management to deliver financial insights and drive company-wide initiatives, promoting a team-oriented culture.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, with CPA certification mandatory.
  • At least 7 years of progressive experience in accounting, with a preference for candidates from the fashion and apparel industry.
  • Mandatory experience with NetSuite; familiarity with transitioning from QuickBooks is highly valued.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and financial analysis.
  • Exceptional analytical and detail-oriented skills.
  • Effective communication abilities and leadership in high-paced environments.
  • Experience with external audits and tax advisory collaborations preferred.

This role, based in the vibrant SoHo district of NYC, requires on-site presence for at least 3 days a week, offering a competitive salary up to $180k with a potential 10-15% bonus and comprehensive benefits. This is an unparalleled opportunity for a finance professional looking to make a significant impact in the fashion industry.

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