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POMELLATO - Controller

Pomellato - Regular
New York - United States of America

Pomellato is the first global luxury Italian fashion fine jeweler, unconventional, colourful. Established in Milan in 1967, Pomellato stands out on the international scene for its unique design, blending impeccable craftsmanship and contemporary spirit. Timeless and fashionable, the brand was the first to introduce the prêt-à-porter vision into the world of jewelry, infusing classic tradition with a new twist. Crafted by the hands of expert goldsmiths, its creations heighten colorful gems through innovative stone cutting and setting techniques, which over time have come to define a consistent, unmistakable and iconic style. The mission to bring the jewel out of the safe and wear it every day embodies the attitude and personality of the women who inspire the brand: self-confident, creative, sensual, unconventional. Today Pomellato is a global luxury jewelry brand with over 60 flagship boutiques and corners around the world.

Our Opportunity:

We are currently looking for a Controller who will manage a set of accounting activities to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, corporate policies and external audits in compliance with all IFRS and GAAP. This person will manage the accounts payable and payroll function, monthly closing of accounts and preparation of reports in support of the financial statements.

The Controller will report to the CFO and work closely with the Senior Accounting & Treasury Analyst as well as others in the organization; in analysis and reconciliation of accounts and in development and implementation of accounting policies, procedures and controls for the Americas region.

How you will contribute:

Manage the monthly financial close process, which includes but is not limited to, ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded, reviewing journal entries, account balance reconciliations and report preparation.

Maintain general ledger record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization

Conduct monthly and quarterly BS account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger

Participate in the ongoing development/establishment of accounting policies and procedures and operational strategies including the review and implementation of process and system changes.

Ensure accuracy of the financial information; P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.

Prepare general ledger entries with monthly closing and intercompany reconciliations.

Monitor prepaid and accrued expenses

Calculate and record deferred and commercial rent.

Maintain fixed assets account and record the monthly depreciation.

Support with cost controlling in all areas by communicating and collaborating with stakeholders in both the region and HQ.

Compile verify and report on sales revenue and file and pay monthly sales taxes. Apply for sales tax for different events.

Book the payroll entries in the accounting system on a semi-monthly basis.

Works with CFO to establish, coordinate, and administer a plan for the control of operations based on budgets and forecasts received from operational managers within the company.

Assist CFO in preparation of the budget and forecast.

Review all company tax returns and provide necessary information to public accountants.

Perform internal audits and assist external auditors for review and audit of financial statements.

Perform inventory reconciliations between accounting and inventory programs on monthly basis. Assist the Operations Department with occasional entries in the accounting and inventory programs. Perform physical inventory count at the end of the year or when necessary.

Verify that return to vendor invoices are properly recorded in the accounting and inventory programs.

Interacts at all levels and with budget owners or other stakeholders to produce timely, efficient and accurate reports.

Other duties as assigned.

Who you are:

The ideal candidate possesses leadership capabilities, solid operational and technical accounting background and works proactively to drive results. This person is a self-starter, flexible, has a high level of integrity and is action and goal-oriented in a fast-paced, team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Bachelor’s or Master Degree in Accounting or Finance

Minimum of 5 years of proven experience in accounting, preferably in retail industry

Solid Knowledge of US GAAP and preferably of IFRS


Preferably audit experience in public company

Sound knowledge and experience with MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;

Navision Experience

Foreign language, a plus (Italian, Spanish)

Solid communication skills (oral and written) and effective interpersonal communication skills

Excellent Time Management and Organizational Skills;

Must be Self-Motivated, Energetic, Proactive, Creative and a Problem Solver;

Demonstrated ability to develop plans, establish priorities and organize activities to optimize the functionality of the accounting department;

Experience in retail and Luxury Goods industry preferred

  • Full time
  • North America
  • United States of America

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