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Associate Accounting Manager, Record to Report

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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, 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 candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to perform general ledger accounting responsibilities (journal entries, reconciliations etc) for certain regional processes as well as annual statutory financial statements for entities across the region.  Additionally, the candidate will support functional area Managers with the team management of Bangalore based accounting resources.  The candidate will be responsible for providing accounting assistance in support of all facets of the closing and reporting process, streamlining procedures, and assisting in the ongoing review of the SOX internal control process, as well as provide support and all required documentation for internal and external audits for the GL Accounting area. The candidate will be involved in a number of ad-hoc projects and will contribute to the development of continuous process improvement initiatives and best practices through leverage of technology and effective collaboration/communication.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support functional area Managers based in Europe with the team management of Bangalore based accounting resources
  • Prepare/review monthly detail reconciliations for various GL accounts for entities across the region.  
  • Prepare/review journal entries related to GL Accounting monthly close.
  • Prepare/review annual statutory financial statements and disclosures for certain legal entities.
  • Prepare monthly/quarter reporting packages for Corporate
  • Maintain and review documented procedures and ensure compliance with SOX requirements.
  • Coordination with auditors and outsourcing partners to prepare and manage execution of European statutory audits
  • Support internal and external audits (US GAAP, SOX and Statutory).
  • Identify and support process improvement and efficiency enhancement opportunities.
  • Assist with ad-hoc assignments and special projects as required.
Assist/prepare monthly consolidation entries and reports

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent English communication 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 driving improvements and change within a finance function
  • 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:
  • 7+ years of experience in finance, accounting and/or audit (mix of a “Big 4” and private industry a plus)
  • Proficiency in Excel and solid understanding of general ledger applications (SAP experience a plus)
  • CPA / ACCA or equivalent , University degree in accounting, audit, finance
  • Knowledge of US GAAP / European statutory experience

Associate Accounting Manager, Record to Report

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