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Director, Accounting - Financial Reporting

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Finance/Accounting
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Corporate

NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP


Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has been the premier destination for luxury fashion and goods, superior service, and an elevated retail experience for more than a century. Today, 9,000 associates contribute to the success of NMG’s brands: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, and Horchow. There are 38 full-line Neiman Marcus stores in cosmopolitan markets across the United States and a sophisticated digital platform that attracts shoppers worldwide. Bergdorf Goodman operates two stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City and BergdorfGoodman.com, catering to loyal luxury customers globally. NMG also owns five Last Call stores and Horchow.com, an e-commerce site that offers premium furniture and home decor.

 

As an organization, NMG is on a transformational journey to become the preeminent luxury customer platform. NMG continues to deliver the best integrated customer experience and has evolved the business to succeed in the ever-changing retail landscape. NMG is a relationship business. What differentiates the organization from other luxury retailers are its unique assets: a strong store footprint, the most knowledgeable associates, an engaging online experience, solid brand partnerships, innovative digital and in-store experiences, the most loyal luxury customer base, and a strong balance sheet.

 

Our customers will always be at the center of everything NMG does. The company continues to reinvest in new technologies that enhance the customer experience. NMG meets customers where they are. NMG’s goal is to offer customers a seamless experience across its stores, online, and remote digital selling.

 

NMG’s priority is to develop a highly engaged and high-performing team where everyone belongs. The business attracts and retains best-in-class talent through unique offerings provided to associates in addition to standard employer benefits. These include an innovative way of working, associate discounts on merchandise, tuition reimbursement, associate hardship fund, and paid time off to volunteer, to name a few. 

 

As part of NMG’s Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) work, the organization is focused on driving its core value of being “All Heart.” NMG is also assessing its current environmental and social impact while developing a three-year plan to lead the luxury industry in its commitment and transparency to environmental and social sustainability. NMG strives to become an employer of choice, driven by a culture of Belonging. A dedicated team focuses on this journey, directly impacting how NMG conducts business throughout the workforce, workplace, and marketplace dimensions.

 

NMG has incredibly passionate and committed corporate and store associates. NMG offers associates an environment where everyone feels welcomed, nurtured, and empowered. Our associates are the heart of NMG. As an organization, NMG leads with love – love for customers, love for associates, and love for brand partners.

The Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting is responsible for the Company’s internal and external financial reporting as well as corporate and technical accounting. This position is key in the quarterly production and review of internal and external reporting documents and other materials. The role is responsible for leading and developing a team, ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting, partnering with operational teams and leaders to achieve company objectives and leading the Company’s technical accounting and compliance processes as well as periodic due diligence and special projects. This highly visible position demands a strong technical accounting background, excellent analytical and problem-solving capabilities, knowledge of operational processes and systems, and superior leadership, coaching and interpersonal skills.

Key Performance Elements:

  • Strong leader who can influence and lead initiatives within the Company, as well as manage and motivate a team of 6-10 individuals
  • Timely and accurate reporting of consolidated financial statements, financial statement analysis, and ad hoc reporting as required
  • Monthly financial close process, including significant estimates and reserves, variance analysis and reconciliation
  • Interact with executives and organization leadership as well as other internal departments to achieve objectives, implement strategic initiatives and ensure the accuracy and validity of financial reporting
  • Manage team workflow and coordinate deliverables to internal and external customers on a timely basis
  • Lead quarterly and annual audits and reviews with external auditors as well as periodic valuation processes with internal and external groups
  • Technical accounting research and analysis, including standard implementation, valuation analyses, and cash flow reporting
  • Design, implement and maintain processes and controls in connection with accounting & financial reporting areas of responsibility as well as in connection with the implementation of new processes and initiatives
  • Mental and operational agility, including organization and prioritization of work, managing workflow and expectations in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills, including comfort in using digital connectivity solutions (e.g., Teams, Zoom or WebEx) to interact with team and others
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a remote working environment, including management and motivation of a team

Requirements:

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Master’s degree preferred
  • Active CPA license required
  • Public accounting and financial reporting or related consulting experience is required, SEC reporting experience highly preferred
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office products is a must, Oracle and Hyperion Essbase experience is a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, professional presentation, and management experience
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, problem solving, research skills, resourcefulness and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle changing priorities and manage expectations

Work Experience:

10+ years of progressive accounting experience with an emphasis in technical accounting and financial reporting. 

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