Director Accounting & Reporting

Full Time | Brampton East, ONTARIO | 3 months
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Full Time
Brampton East
Hudson's Bay

$92,187 Average salary of similar jobs | Check Salary...

Job Description


Location   BRAMPTON , Ontario, Canada

Category   Finance


Job Opened   03/20/2018

Education   Bachelor's Degree


Job Number   18000304

Job Type   Full Time


Job Description

Who We Are:

HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.

Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.

Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO.

We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment

What This Position Is All About:

The Director Accounting and Reporting is responsible for overseeing various monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements and activities of the internal accounting team for the US and Canada SAKS banners.   This includes leading the monthly banner accounting close process, statutory reporting, and ensures the team operates accurately and cost effectively with the appropriate systems.

Who You Are:

  • Analytical in nature and able to understand financial statement drivers and interdependencies
  • Superior communications skills, with a proven ability to build strong business relationships beyond your team; and to effectively manage the needs of multiple stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated management, leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Able to develop, lead and monitor a culture of high efficiency, results and customer oriented corporate accounting and reporting services

You also have:

  • A CPA designation is essential
  • At least 7-10 years of experience in Accounting and Finance within a large, global and complex Retailer
  • An expert understanding of both IFRS and US GAAP
  • Previous experience with managing teams, directly and remotely, and team relocation 

As the Director Accounting and Reporting, you will:

  • Lead, develop, and monitor the accounting team for the Saks US and Saks Canada banners
  • Lead the sub consolidation process for all US entities
  • Review and approve high risk balance sheet reconciliations
  • Lead the quarterly impairment banner review process
  • Provide guidance and recommendations on complex corporate transactions
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, and conduct annual performance reviews
  • Communicate and collaborate with multiple Accounting teams and business partners to provide support and guidance over various ad hock issues
  • Lead the external and internal audits for their respective banner
  • Other ad hoc projects as required
  • How Often You May Travel:

    25% between Canada, US and India.

    Your Life and Career at HBC:

    • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner - operator.
    • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
    • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance.
    • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
    • An amazing employee discount.

    Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.

    HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.


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