Manager, Technical Accounting



IT, Accounting & Finance
Vernon Hills, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Who We Are:

Founded in 2009, Reformation is a revolutionary lifestyle brand that proves fashion and sustainability can coexist. We combine stylish, vintage-inspired designs with sustainable practices, releasing limited-edition collections for individuals who want to look beautiful and live sustainably. Setting an example for the industry, Reformation remains at the forefront of innovation in sustainable fashion—running the first sustainable factory in Los Angeles, using deadstock and eco fabrics, tracking and sharing the environmental impact of every product, and investing in the people who make this revolution possible. The brand has also established itself as a pioneer in retail innovation, developing an in-store tech concept that brings the best of its online experience to its physical doors.

We are a future focused organization committed to the belief that the problems facing our planet and society can be solved through innovation, common sense and education. Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We're #2.

Here at Ref, we put people first. We know that you can't innovate and do cool stuff without having everyone on board. So we work to create a culture where everyone feels like they belong and where their voices are truly valued. We build an inclusive culture together and make a real impact along the way.

Manager, Technical Accounting

The Manager of Technical Accounting will play a critical role in ensuring the accuracy and compliance of our financial reporting. This position will be responsible for addressing complex accounting issues, providing technical guidance, and supporting the overall accounting function. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in technical accounting, a strong understanding of US GAAP, and the ability to effectively communicate complex accounting matters to various stakeholders.

This role will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Accounting and Reporting and is based in Los Angeles, CA

What you’ll do:

  • Technical Accounting Leadership: Lead the technical accounting function by researching, interpreting, and implementing new accounting standards and regulations. Provide guidance on complex accounting issues and transactions.
  • Financial Reporting: Ensure the accuracy and compliance of financial statements and disclosures.
  • Policy Development: Develop, implement, and maintain accounting policies and procedures to ensure consistency and compliance with US GAAP and other regulatory requirements.
  • Advisory Role: Act as a key advisor to the finance team and other departments on technical accounting matters. Provide training and support to ensure understanding and proper application of accounting standards.
  • Internal Controls: Strengthen and enhance internal controls over financial reporting. Collaborate with external auditors to ensure robust control environments.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Effectively communicate technical accounting matters to senior management, auditors, and other stakeholders. Prepare technical accounting memos and documentation.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of industry trends and developments in accounting standards. Proactively identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency gains.

What you’ll need:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA certification required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in technical accounting, preferably with a mix of public accounting (Big 4 experience strongly preferred) and industry experience.
  • Technical Skills: Deep knowledge of US GAAP, SEC regulations, and financial reporting requirements. Experience with complex accounting issues such as revenue recognition, leases, and stock-based compensation.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Ability to interpret and apply accounting standards to real-world situations.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to effectively convey complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders.

Software Proficiency: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Experience with ERP systems (e.g., Net Suite) and financial reporting tools.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for eligible employees
  • Paid vacation, sick, holidays & volunteer time-off for eligible employees
  • Mission based company + casual and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Clothing discount, dog-friendly office, company events + parties and much more
  • 401K with company match

The Reformation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

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