Senior Accountant/Senior Financial Analyst

GENERAL FUNCTION The Senior Accountant/Senior Financial Analyst leads a small team to manage the budget, forecast, operating expenses and capital expenditures for Rip Curl North America.

The role includes regular reporting to the central finance team for our parent company, based in Australia, including a monthly close of the actual results and a regular update of the forecast for the remainder of the year.

The Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst will partner with business leaders in managing and understanding spend to ensure proper use of the company resources. 



Complete Wholesale Sales Report Fort-Nightly (Business Day 1 for the prior month’s close, and mid-month)

Oversee all Month-End Close duties for Rip Curl North America, including:

                AR Reserve

                Maintain Fixed Assets Register

                Book all Accruals (Payroll, Marketing and other)

                Inventory Reserve

                Make sure all Balance Sheet Accounts are reconciled

                Complete Management Pack to send to Central Finance Team in OZ

Monthly Sale Tax Preparation

                Calculate and File Sales Tax returns for CA, FL, HI and WA

Monthly Commission Calculation

                Prepare and Calculate Sales Commissions

Annual Budget & Quarterly Forecasts

                Work with Product Managers and Retail GM to complete Annual Budget process

                Quarterly update of full year forecast to communicate expected results to central Finance          

Maintain the month-end reporting schedule, comply with Rip Curl’s accounting policies, and collaborate with teammates in international offices

Business Partnership 
Partner with business leaders to understand monthly results. 

Analysis of spend and coordination with business partners to manage future spend in accordance with Budget/Forecast. 

Work with business partners to develop their annual budget based on company-wide targets, needs of the business, and understanding of current spending trends Leadership 

Lead other financial staff in completing the responsibilities of the team. 

Take a strong partnership role in the organization by providing insightful analysis of spend and facilitating decision making that will allow the company to stay within budget/forecast. 

Follow a consistent process, utilize the systems and attend the training required to ensure the team possesses the skills and business acumen required to 
successfully perform all job functions. 

Establish cross-functional relationships to promote best practices and process adherence; foster collaboration and teamwork. 

Inspire, coach, guide and develop direct report; Create an environment that supports and rewards strong performance and professional growth. 

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is required (CPA and or MBA preferred). 

Minimum 5 years of successful experience in financial analysis, including budgeting/forecasting, operating expense tracking and analysis, reporting and demonstrating progression in career 

Knowledge of generally accepted financial/business analytic principles and procedures; standard software applications, principles and techniques of financial/business case preparation, project administration, statistical methods and technical writing. 

Experience with Infor M3 highly desired. 

Honest and Accountable

Sets priorities and organize work to meet strict deadlines. 

Communicates effectively in both oral and written form. 

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management 

Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with internal and external clients. 

Expert level knowledge in Excel, PowerPoint, and other MS Office tools 

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