Career Opportunity

Accounting Manager, General Ledger

Ref #:

W103013

Department:

Finance and Accounting

City:

Bangalore

State/Province:

Karnataka

Country:

India

Company Description

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview

The successful candidate for this newly created position will oversee all US GAAP accounting, internal controls, statutory and tax reporting, and recurring statutory filing and compliance requirements for Ralph Lauren’s India operations.    The Manager will be responsible for establishing the Accounting function and implementing effective, efficient reporting and internal control processes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Establish the Accounting function in the India operations
Provide accounting leadership and direction to internal and 3rd party team
Manage and execute the monthly close process
Prepare/review journal entries related to GL Accounting monthly close
Ensure all accounts are reconciled and supported
Prepare/review annual statutory financial statements and disclosures
Review and ensure accuracy and completeness of periodic tax and statutory filings
Coordinate with auditors and outsourcing partners to manage statutory audit
Maintain and review documented procedures and ensure compliance with SOX requirements
Work closely with Corporate Treasury, Corporate Tax and the banks to ensure proper level of funding for India operations
Work closely with FPA partner to provide transparent “no surprises” reporting to Management.
Identify and support process improvement and efficiency enhancement opportunities.
Assist with ad-hoc assignments and special projects as required.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Traits and Skills:

Leadership and project management skills
Excellent communication and organizational skills (written and verbal)
Results orientated, flexible, resourceful, and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple deliverables
Advanced analytical skills/”out of the box” thinking to logically question and proactively flag potential issues
Strong problem solving abilities
Experienced in establishing a Finance function and driving process design
Strong time-management skills, ability to adhere to tight deadlines
Ability to work independently, to deliver under pressure in a complex/matrix-type environment
Strong customer service to the business, « can-do» attitude
Detail oriented and experienced in follow through and completion of projects

Education and Experience:

Multiple years of experience in finance, accounting and/or audit (mix of audit firm and private industry a plus)
Proficiency in Excel and solid understanding of general ledger applications
University degree in accounting, audit, finance
CPA / CA or equivalent
Knowledge of US GAAP / Indian statutory experience

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Accounting Manager, General Ledger