Horizon Group USA

(Warren, New Jersey)
Full Time Travel Required
Job Posting Details
About Horizon Group USA
Horizon Group USA (HGUSA) is a leading arts, craft and fashion consumer product company. If you enjoy a creative, fast paced environment, this is the right place for your career.
* Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing accounting and internal control policies and procedures. * Monitors and confirms financial condition and performance by conducting internal financial reviews and oversees preparation and presentation of monthly, quarterly and annual internal financial reporting packages. * Actively participates in budgeting process. Assists in developing critical key performance metrics and provides detailed analysis of operational and financial variances. * Responsible for the implementation of accounting and operational controls to insure accurate and efficient accounting processes, procedures and reporting. * Delivering accurate, reliable and useful financial reporting and provides comprehensive financial analysis. * Oversight of all financial reporting requirements including third party lenders. * Planning and supervision of year-end independent audit engagement including preparation of annual draft financial statements and footnotes in conjunction with the company’s independent auditors. * Actively participates in annual budgeting processes, along with mid-year forecast updates to P&L’s, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow. * Monitors financial covenants. * Interfaces with the company’s independent accounting firm in the preparation of all Federal, State and Local Tax Returns and related tax planning. * Responsible for recruiting, developing, training and mentoring a qualified accounting and finance team. * Preparation of detailed review of monthly financial statements with senior management team. Preparation of detailed operational performance and analysis. Documentation and enhancement of the monthly financial close and review process, and other financial processes. * Review and evaluation of operating results, communication of key financial and operational issues to enhance business performance. * Leading improvement of G/L functionality and reporting both financially and operationally by working closely with IT. * Involved with special projects as assigned.
Ideal Candidate
* Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and CPA is required. * Candidate must be able to demonstrate expertise in generally accepted accounting principles, in-depth knowledge of accounting processes, procedures, controls and systems. * Experience in a consumer goods related company with sales to large national retail chains. * Prior experience in public accounting is a plus. Experience as an Assistant Controller or Controller in a small to mid-cap company a plus. * Strong analytical skillsets and effective communication skills both verbally and written are necessary. * Candidate must demonstrate the ability to initiate change and drive improvement in accounting policies and practices, as well as, business processes and procedures. * Individual should be a self-starter. * Experience with building interactive financial excel spreadsheets and financial models a plus. Experience with Qlikview a plus. Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in standard IT tools, along with significant experience in an ERP systems environment. * Candidate must demonstrate leadership skills, with an appropriately assertive, customer-oriented approach. * Outstanding interpersonal skills are critical in order to work effectively across all levels of the organization. * Experience with international manufacturing in countries such as China a plus. * Comfortable working in a fast-paced, highly dynamic entrepreneurial work environment. * Candidate may from time to time be required to travel periodically domestically and internationally. * Candidate should have at least 8 years or more of work related experience.


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