Career Opportunity

Accountant, Intercompany

Ref #:

W116192

Department:

Finance

City:

Watford

State/Province:

Hertfordshire

Country:

United Kingdom

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 all detail accounting functions and analysis for intercompany related regional GL Accounting processes for various legal entities across Europe.  Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for providing accounting assistance in support of the closing and reporting process 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 contribute to the development of continuous process improvement initiatives and best practices through leveraging of technology and effective collaboration/communication

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

-        Prepare journal entries / intercompany recharges and account reconciliations for intercompany related transactions and GL accounts for entities across the region.  

-        Ensure intercompany balances between entities eliminate and are reconciled

-        Work closely with various global business partners (EMEA, APAC, Corporate) to ensure timely and accurate accounting for intercompany transactions and compliance with internal policies

-        Maintain and review documented procedures and ensure compliance with SOX requirements.

-        Support of internal and external audits (US GAAP and Statutory) for all Intercompany related areas.

-        Identification of process improvement and efficiency enhancement opportunities.

-        Assist with ad-hoc tasks / projects as required.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

-        Strong written and verbal communication skills (other European language a plus)

-        Results orientated, flexible, resourceful, and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks

-        Strong time-management skills, ability to adhere to tight deadlines

-        Team player and customer service oriented, « can-do» attitude

-        Organized, detail oriented and disciplined in follow through and completion of tasks

 

Education and Experience:

-        Previous experience in a similar role a plus preferably in a shared service environment  

-        Proficiency in Excel and fair understanding of general ledger applications (SAP experience a plus)

-        Accounting, finance, business or economics education / qualification

-        Statutory financial statement experience a plus

Accountant, Intercompany