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Director of Accounting

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Our fast paced wholesale fashion importer client is currently looking for a Director of Accounting to run their accounting department which consists of approximately 10 companies under their umbrella. 

This candidate must be diligent and hardworking with a CPA/CMA or CGA degree, as well as several years of experience in billing, credit and collection in a wholesale apparel or fashion company. Budgeting, planning, forecasting, reporting, lead a team of direct and indirect reports are part of the duties. Manage all costings and margins, manage inventory control. Assurance of timely cash application review for cash flow and analysis, work closely with sales and logistics team, prepare annual budget by establishing schedules. Collecting, analysing and consolidating financial data, recommending plans and quarterly forecasting process. Manage cost control with approved budget, prepare monthly close, review and analyze financial results and discuss with owners. Provide backup support and final approval on the organizations payroll function, verify accuracy of payroll. Supervise initiation of new accounts and management of credit limits. Control of order holds and releases. Manage and follow up on AR and chargeback reconciliation. Management of account terms, documentation and up to date payment processes including credit card accounts, ACH, tax-exempt forms and general documentation on file and active for all accounts. Final approval on payroll function, verify accuracy of payroll. Manage AP, AR.

Experience in the wholesale apparel industry is mandatory. Experience managing a team, working with department stores across North America, excellent verbal and written skills, attention to detail. Strong time and project management skills, working knowledge of Momentis and Great Plains.