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Glossier // personal beauty brand
New York    Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019
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Glossier is building the future beauty company through its direct relationship with customers, providing access to endless inspiration for new products, experiences, & ways of growing an enduring business. To help fuel this growth, Glossier is looking to recruit an influential & highly visible accounting leader to join as our Chief Accounting Officer. Reporting directly to our CFO, the CAO will have full accountability & responsibility for directing the Global Corporate Controllership function, the accounting operations teams, & Internal Controls.

With aspirations of being a global leader in beauty, Glossier is at a pivotal point in its growth. This leader will be at the helm of driving operational efficiency both at the functional & organizational level & engaging in the acceleration of international growth through strong accounting analysis, understanding & support.

6 Month Expectations:

  • Assess the current accounting landscape & determine needs across corporate accounting, international accounting, internal controls, consolidations, SEC reporting, technical accounting, billing/credit/collections, procure to pay, & payroll
  • Develop, recruit, mentor & strengthen the accounting team
  • Direct & lead the accounting team in the oversight & the development & implementation of Company-wide accounting policies & controls consistent with SEC, US GAAP & Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Liaise & partner with the external auditors & support FP&A, HR, Treasury, Risk & Compliance, IT, Internal Audit, Tax, Legal, Supply Chain & other key functions
  • Communicate pending changes in accounting rules & regulations to senior management which carry financial or operational implications & partner with senior management to resolve them
  • Become a trusted partner & key advisor to the CFO, the senior executive team, the Board & contribute across strategy & day-to-day operations
  • Close, plan, & direct the monthly, quarterly & annual external & internal financial close & reporting process, ensuring that an effective system is in place to consolidate financial submissions from regional business units & subsidiaries across the globe within published close deadlines

12 Month Expectations:

  • Provide on-going review & updates of the accounting systems & procedures to ensure that all balance sheet accounts (including all tax-related accounts & intercompany transaction accounts) in all regions are fully reconciled & explainable in accordance with Company policy
  • Oversee the Companys annual SOX compliance process including financial statement risk assessment, identification of key controls & testing strategy
  • Serve as the principle liaison with the Companys external auditors to ensure a smooth SOX compliance audit
  • Set appropriate standards for quality & efficiency of the financial reporting process to the CEO & CFO
  • Monitor the effectiveness of information management & internal controls systems, while continually seeking to improve standards
  • Present key accounting issues & topics to the audit committee each quarter

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance/Accounting & a CPA are required
  • A minimum of 15 years accounting & controls experience at a public company, preferably global
  • Experience taking a company public or to the cusp of going public strongly preferred
  • Successful experience supporting the long-term view of a companys business & vision through adherence to sound accounting policies & US GAAP
  • A demonstrated & sound knowledge of financial activities, policies & processes, including consolidations, Sarbanes-Oxley, & US GAAP compliance
  • Experience leading the migration & integration of different reporting tools
  • Experience with international accounting practices & operations
  • Well-developed negotiation skills & business management acumen as they relate to solving complex accounting issues that have operational impacts
  • Experience in presenting to Audit Committees & other internal & external decision makers
  • Successful leadership of a high performing results-focused accounting team with clear ability to lead & motivate
  • Direct-to-consumer experience a plus
  • Knowledge of NetSuite a plus
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