Global Director of Financial Reporting

Huntington Beach California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 8 days ago
Job Description
COMPANY OVERVIEW:                                                              
Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company-owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e- commerce channels.
SUMMARY:
Boardriders is a privately-held company.  Its external reporting requirements are mandated by credit agreements and include an annual report as well as quarterly reports in essentially SEC-style formats.  The reporting process is well-developed for the legacy Boardriders component of the business, which was previously a NYSE listed company.  In April 2018, Boardriders acquired Billabong, an Australian public company that, until the date of the acquisition, maintained public reporting practices following IFRS.  Beginning with the quarter and year-ending October 31, 2018, Boardriders will report the consolidated results of its operations, including the results of legacy Billabong from the date of acquisition, in accordance with US GAAP. 
The Global Director of Financial Reporting will be immediately challenged, therefore, to lead the company’s reporting function through this transition and post-acquisition integration .  He or she must have a deep understanding of consolidation and reporting functions and be responsible for delivering lender-compliant financial statements and disclosures.  Direct reports will include a team of 2-3 individuals in a global consolidation function that he or she will be responsible for leading in a hands-on fashion.  Key colleagues in this role will include three regional CFOs, each of whom has a well-developed regional finance and accounting team, a VP of financial planning and analysis, a Sr. VP of taxation, a global head of Internal Audit, and staff of the Company’s legal department.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, implement and administer the organization’s financial reporting operations.

Oversee all aspects of monthly financial consolidation process

Prepare the consolidated quarterly and annual financial statements, including management’s discussion and analysis of financial results for banks, partners and investors

Maintain and distribute the monthly close calendar with all reporting requirements

Primary liaison with auditors, including coordination of PBC requests

Primary liaison with third-party valuation specialists, engaged annually for impairment testing

Research and document technical accounting positions and policies

Monitor new accounting pronouncements to determine applicability to the company’s financial statements

Develop and lead global implementation plans for new accounting pronouncements

Prepare and/or review disclosure checklists and support binders

Establish, develop and maintain constructive, collaborative relationships within the department and across the corporate organization.

Work closely with finance professionals in each of the applicable divisions

Ensure ongoing compliance of the financial reporting process with the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) program

Maintain accounting records and prepare journal entries related to stock compensation expense

 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION:
CPA required

Minimum 7 years with progressive experience in financial reporting, demonstrating strong technical and analytical skills.  High level competency with ERP and reporting software (SAP and, BPC strongly preferred)

Strong PowerPoint skills, able to build insightful narratives 

Ability to effectively conduct presentations to all levels (C level to front line associates)

Strong working knowledge of GAAP; must remain current on FASB pronouncements

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (both verbal and written) with all levels of staff and management, including financial, operational, and other C-level executives

Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

Ability to obtain support from various teams without direct authority

Self-motivated, customer service oriented, team player with the ability to proactively resolve issues and propose and implement solutions

 
“ Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including:  Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans”