Cost / Inventory Analyst - Retail
WatsonBarron - Manhattan, NY

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Company Description:
At WatsonBarron, we share a philosophy when it comes to recruiting - focus on people. Great companies, no matter the product or service, are run by people. We have made a commitment to the careers and businesses of those who lead. We seek out the best and the brightest in the accounting & finance industries and introduce them to clients with the highest expectations. We do this with a tireless commitment to detail. This commitment has made WatsonBarron the selected recruiter for many of the region's top professionals and ground-breaking companies. These range from incubator companies focused on technology and cutting-edge diagnostics, to Fortune 500 entertainment, pharmaceutical, consumer products, publishing, consulting, manufacturing, and financial services firms.

Job Description:
Responsibilities: Assist in monthly, quarterly and annual closing.
Full responsibility for inventory management including monthly analysis, chargebacks and returns.
Review cost estimates, perform analysis of actual cost to estimates and provide explanation for variances.
Perform margin analysis on a monthly basis.
Assist controllers group with month end close.
Develop standard product cost and implement reporting system to track and quantify performance indicators.
Responsible for ensuring accurate cost information by continuously monitoring and updating cost.
Prepare various inventory and cost related analysis and special projects as requested by senior management.

Qualifications:
Experience with inventory and cost accounting in a Retail environment required
5+ years of retail accounting experience with at least 3 years in a cost/inventory related role
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
CPA certification or progress towards certification is strongly preferred

About this company
At WatsonBarron, we share a philosophy when it comes to recruiting - focus on people. Great companies, no matter the product or service, are...