Corporate Accountant - Speedo USA

Hybrid in Cypress, CA

WE ARE SPEEDO

The world's leading swimwear brand, Speedo is passionate about life in and around the water. The brand's heritage of innovation derives from its leadership in competitive swimming, where more Olympic Gold Medals have been won in Speedo than any other brand. Unmatched in performance, fit and feel, we are also America’s #1 goggle brand.

From the first splash, to every stroke, the genuine love and excitement we have working with the water is what creates exciting and meaningful relationships.

Speedo is not where we work, but is who we are.

It’s watching a baby in the pool for the first time or our athletes make history. What we do is sacred to us and our connection to the rest of water lovers around the world. Driven by the challenge, not the glory. At Speedo, it is never enough to be good at what you do; you have to love what you do.

Speedo is a part of the Pentland Brands Limited Family.

We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world.

We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, Red or Dead and we’re the UK licensee for Kickers and have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear. Our products are available in over 190 countries and are sold either directly by Group companies or are represented by licensees and distributors.

All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,200 employees worldwide and we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future.

We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do.

At Pentland, we’re guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we’re not only doing a great job, but we’re doing it in the right way:

  • is a team game
  • clarity and courage
  • as standard
  • good conscience

We believe in building brands for the world to love, generation after generation. Your potential is our potential and together we can build and grow brands that last.

KEY PURPOSE:

As a member of the Finance team reporting into the Regional Accounting and Compliance Manager, you will build your business knowledge and create strong relationships within the Global Finance Community and the Regional Leadership team. You will be responsible for actualizing the monthly results and providing insight into the various functions across our brands and holding companies in North America.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Close the regional financial ledger within 5 working days while working within a Global Management Accounts team.
  • Support in producing the monthly financial statements for the region (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow) with support commentary of variance analysis.
  • Partner with the Global Management Accounts team to ensure global policies and procedures are followed.
  • Run and reconcile depreciation and related assets.
  • Prepare accounts payable accruals, review of payables postings to ensure proper expense accounting.
  • Manage accruals and amortizations of various expense accounts, maintaining proper schedules and documentation to support monthly movements.
  • Upload and validate results onto Hyperion with commentary to our Central Headquarters.
  • P&L profit center & cost center tracking with emphasis on overheads including but not limited to: staff costs, travel, IT, marketing, depreciation, interest and dividends, project costs.
  • Periodic review meetings across the business to ensure the ledgers are being maintained (including but not limited to AR, Treasury, AP, Sales, and Planning).
  • Work closely with Financial Planning and Analysis team to ensure monthly results are accurately depicted for rolling forecast and annual budget submissions.
  • Accountable for preparing Balance Sheet Account reconciliations to minimize financial risk.
  • Review of current systems and controls – taking a fresh perspective to make positive changes for the business.
  • Continuous improvement of SAP and knowledge sharing within the team.
  • Additional ad hoc tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

What you need to have:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ accounting experience.
  • Degree in Accounting preferred.
  • ERP and Business Intelligence reporting experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft, including Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience working with multiple entities in a multi-national business environment.
  • Knowledge of cost accounting.
  • Experience in the apparel industry preferred.
  • Ability to communicate customer information to commercial sales team members.
  • Strong attention to detail/goal orientated.
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities.

What we need to see in you:

  • Confident and professional.
  • Proactive, exceptionally well organized, and able to prioritize and multi-task behind areas adding value to Pentland.
  • Able to liaise and influence and build relationships with people at all levels.
  • Strong leadership, gravitas, and influencing skills.
  • Dedicated to maintaining high standards.

Pay Range: $70,000 - $90,000 annually

Base pay is a portion of our total compensation package and determined within a range that allows growth and development within your role. Your base pay will be determined based on experience, skills and qualifications.

Speedo and Pentland Brands are an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, we have a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, applicants are asked not to disclose salary history information.

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