Tiffany & Co.

  • Country Controller/ Accountant

    Location UK-London
    Req #
    38128
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    The Country Controller will have responsibility for all accounting and compliance for the countries within their scope: Switzerland, Czech Republic and Denmark. They will be responsible for timely completion of all internal and external reporting requirements.

     

    The role will partner closely with the Cluster Management group, the European Shared Service Transaction team, and the Global Finance function based in Parsippany, NJ, USA.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Financial reporting in US GAAP . Ensure timely and accurate completion of the monthly close for the country (ies). Accurate and timely completion of the close schedules for submission to the US. Preparation and posting of all accounting journals (Accruals /Commissions/Prepayments etc).
    • Review of results pre-close (vs Plan /Trend analysis etc) to ensure that the accounts are accurate. Other close reporting as required.
    • Monthly preparation of all balance sheet reconciliations to ensure that all accounts are adequately reconciled and that all aged items are resolved in a timely manner (30 days).
    • Preparation of bank reconciliations and ensuring that there are no aged items over 30 days on the bank rec’s.
    • Quarterly completion of Sarbanes Oxley requirements and reporting of results to the US. Timely completion of quarterly checklist as required by Internal Audit and monitoring of local adherence.
    • Responsible for accurate and Timely submission of VAT and other regulatory returns.
    • Accurate preparation and timely submission of all statutory reporting and filings. Liaise with auditors and tax accountants to ensure clean audit report and no issues with tax reporting. Managing the audit process.
    • Reporting as required.
    • Accounting for Payroll as relevant.

    Qualifications

    • Fully or part-qualified qualified accountant in relevant GAAP (post graduate +) ie ACA for UK
    • IFRS knowledge.
    • At least 2-3 year related work experience in industry, preferably in the retail sector.
    • Self-motivated with strong communication and organizational skills.
    • Experience with JD Edwards is a bonus.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Fluent in German is a plus.

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