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Manager, Accounting

Date: Aug 15, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15803
Area of Interest: Accounting - Audit
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be part of the General Accounting team based out of our headquarters in San Francisco, California. This team is responsible for ensuring the consolidated financials of WSI, Inc. are complete and accurate, and managing the global monthly accounting close.

About the Role

We are looking for a technical Accounting Manager to perform the consolidation of multiple domestic and international legal entities, which includes reviewing transfer pricing entries, other intercompany transactions and elimination entries, as well as ensuring foreign currency transactions are accounted for properly. You will also oversee the global monthly accounting closes, manage deadline communications and perform processes to ensure the accuracy and completeness of our financials. You will prepare and review journal entries, and validate transactions interfaced into the general ledger. You will oversee the account reconciliation process and will review account reconciliations for accuracy and completeness. You will be responsible for general ledger and reporting activities, which includes maintaining our chart of accounts for both primary and secondary ledgers, hierarchies, cross validation rules and allocations, performing month-end close processes and testing our financial system. You will create and maintain financial reports in Essbase and Oracle Financial Reporting Studio, SmartView, and other BI tools. You will provide timely support to users of Oracle Financials and provide guidance on coding transactions to ensure accurate financial reporting. You will assess controls, maintain documentation and ensure compliance with policies and procedures. You will provide support and explanations to internal and external auditors. You will work closely with cross functional teams daily, including other Accounting, Tax, Finance, and Technology teams. You will also work with internal partners to improve processes and support new business initiatives.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Ensure WSI consolidated financials are complete and accurate.
* Be responsible for all general ledger activities globally for a Fortune 500 company.
* Oversee and manage the global month-end close.
* Create and maintain the financial statements and analysis reports.
* Develop and manage 3 local accounting staff.
* Be main point of contact for Oracle Financials and interacting with associates globally.
* Add value by identifying opportunities, recommending and implementing process improvements.
* Play an active role in system implementations and training.
* Assist with special projects as needed.

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A technologically and data-driven business
* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
* We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
* We get to be creative on a daily basis
* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
* We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
* We have fun!


We're excited about you because...

* You have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
* You have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a corporate accounting environment; global, publicly-traded company preferred.
* You have extensive working experience in Oracle Financials ERP (General Ledger/Reports) and can confidently teach new users (implementation experience a plus).
* You have working knowledge of US GAAP, with a focus on accounting for consolidations and foreign currency, and transfer pricing/legal entity accounting.
* You produce high-quality work in a fast-paced and changing environment.
* You have strong planning skills, can independently manage multiple priorities within tight deadlines and can work well under pressure.
* You can positively influence teams and can effectively communicate (both written and verbal) with various levels throughout the company.
* You have solid professional judgment and know when to escalate.
* You have developed and managed a team.
* You are a self-starter, are highly reliable and have strong work ethics.
* You have excellent analytical skills with a passion to improve processes.

Extended hours during close week will be required.

Technical Competencies required:

* Proficient in Excel and Oracle Financials ERP (General Ledger/Reports) is required.

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. Our family of brands includes Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room, and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits. Our corporate vision--to enhance our customers' quality of life at home--extends to the lives of our associates. To that end, we offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:

* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program
* Tax-free commuter benefits
* A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health
* In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University, LearnIt and AcademyX
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Quarterly sample sales
* A business casual work environment
* A bike share program
* Time off to volunteer
* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
* Company-sponsored walks and runs
* Healthy, organic options in the cafeteria and an awesome salad bar
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses

WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration


This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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