Senior Accountant – Speedo USA

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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 must 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, SeaVees, 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:

  • Success is a team game
  • With clarity and courage
  • Better as standard
  • In 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.


As a member of the Finance team, you will build your business knowledge and create strong relationships within the Global Finance Community and with 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.  The primarily responsibilities of this role are highlighted as follows:



  • Support the existing team in the monthly closing of the Speedo US & Canada ledgers, with focus on customer related activities hitting our results.
  • Booking month end accruals, posting journal entries, and account reconciliations including but not limited to payroll, intercompany, overhead accounts
  • P&L cost center tracking
  • Supporting the FP&A team in actualizing results each month with a keen focus on customer profitability
  • Support in vendor set-up procedures and purchase order processing


Continued execution of the regional accounting function including:

  • Month-end execution on SAP and upload into Hyperion with commentary to support the results.
  • Financial statement preparation of actual with variance analysis.
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations (notably customer allowances, inventory, and royalties)
  • Cost Accounting - Standard to actual cost variance management and analysis.
  • Profit Center / Cost Center / Internal Order ownership
  • Support in other others as appropriate, including Asset accounting, supporting tax preparation and intercompany analysis.
  • Royalty invoicing and reconciliation (external + internal)
  • Local execution of risk and compliance (system compliance, insurance, operational taxes, Canada VAT, internal compliance)
  • Adherence to accounting policies both globally and locally, including any applicable statutory adjustments.
  • Work closely with Financial Planning team to ensure monthly results are accurately depicted for rolling forecast submissions.
  • Review of current systems and controls – taking a fresh perspective to make positive changes for the business
  • SAP continuous improvement and knowledge sharing within the team
  • Additional ad hoc tasks as required.



What you need to have:

  • Relevant industry experience in a Wholesale environment
  • Minimum 5 years’ accounting experience
  • SAP ERP and Business Warehouse experience
  • CPA with Big 4 experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft, including Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to communicate customer information to commercial sales team members
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional and multi-national entity business
  • Strong attention to detail/goal orientated
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills.


What we need to see in you:

  • Confident and professional
  • Proactive, exceptionally well organized, and able to prioritize and multi-task
  • Able to liaise and influence and build relationships with people at all levels, including commercial
  • Strong leadership, gravitas, and influencing skills
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