Tiffany & Co. Country Controller in London, United Kingdom

Tiffany Employee Culture

Tiffany & Co……..the name instills images of True Love, Romance and The Blue Box. It is a Symbol of Excellence. For 175 years Tiffany has created a legacy of exquisite design and romantic ideals. Tiffany & Co.'s rich heritage of celebrated artists, milestones and magnificent jewelry sets the foundation upon which our employees stand. It is these employees and their ardent love for the brand that creates a place to work unlike any other. Tiffany employees are a rare combination of passionate, loyal, charismatic, polished, kind, and focused individuals. They set very high expectations for themselves, their employees and their peers. In turn, Tiffany believes its people are its greatest asset and works everyday to make the Tiffany dream come true for its employees. The love story between Tiffany and its employees is the embodiment of the brand and leads to a magical mix that is only….Tiffany.

Position Overview

The Country Controller will have responsibility for all accounting and compliance for the country(ies) within their scope... They will be responsible for timely completion of all internal and external reporting requirements.

The role will partner closely with the Cluster Management group, the European Shared Service Transaction team, and the Global Finance function based in Parsippany, NJ, USA.

This position will align with the Tiffany Global Service Philosophy to:

  • Create a connection between internal clients and potential/current employees of Tiffany & Co.

  • Build trust and credibility

  • Exceed expectations

  • Honour the Tiffany legacy

The Cluster Controller will exhibit the following competency skills:

  • Credibility: Demonstrates character, displays professionalism, models agility.

  • Expertise & Judgment: Demonstrates expertise and business acumen, applies judgment, takes calculated risks.

  • Strategy & Innovation: Thinks strategically, inspires creativity, plans and organises.

  • Partnership: Collaborates productively, cultivates and manages talent, communicates with impact.

  • Execution: Strives for excellence, delivers results, and measures outcomes.

  • Financial reporting in US GAAP

  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of the monthly close for the country (ies)

  • Accurate and timely completion of the close schedules for submission to the US.

  • Preperation and posting of all accounting journals (Accruals /Commissions/Prepayments etc)

  • Review of results pre-close (vs Plan /Trend analysis etc) to ensure that the accounts are accurate. Other close reporting as required.

  • Monthly preparation of all balance sheet reconciliations to ensure that all accounts are adequately reconciled and that all aged items are resolved in a timely manner (30 days).

  • Preparation of bank reconciliations and ensuring that there are no aged items over 30 days on the bank rec’s.

  • Quarterly completion of Sarbanes Oxley requirements and reporting of results to the US. Timely completion of quarterly checklist as required by Internal Audit and monitoring of local adherence.

  • Responsible for accurate and Timely submission of VAT and other regulatory returns.

  • Accurate preparation and timely submission of all statutory reporting and filings. Liaise with auditors and tax accountants to ensure clean audit report and no issues with tax reporting. Managing the audit process.

  • Reporting as required

  • Accounting for Payroll as relevant.

Required Qualifications/Primary Job Requirements

  • Fully or part-qualified qualified accountant in relevant GAAP (post graduate +) ie ACA for UK

  • IFRS knowledge

  • At least 2-3 year related work experience in industry, preferably in the retail sector.

  • Must be well presented, outgoing and self-motivated with strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Experience with JD Edwards is a bonus.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

  • Strong attention to detail.

Req #: 33370

External Company Name: Tiffany & Company

External Company URL: http://www.tiffany.com