Director, Accounting

  • Company: Fendi North America
  • Location: United States
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 10 years
  • Reference No.: FEND01123
  • Date of publication: 2019.05.23



  • Manages the Fendi Accounting Team and monitors the activities performed by the new accounting shared services center for United States, Canada and Mexico.
  • Coordinates the design and the implementation of the new ERP system SAP/4HANA.
  • Creates business policies and practices compliant with federal, state and local laws and with LVMH/FENDI standards; develop a review process to ensure they maintain these goals.
  • Manages the maintenance of the company's system of accounts, books and records on all company transactions and assets.
  • Responsible for the quantitative and qualitative reporting to the parent company according to the LVMH group deadlines.
  • Responsible for the company's tax matters, transfer price policy, cash management.
  • Permanently searches for improving either efficiency and effectiveness of the accounting processes.
  • Partners with the FP&A department to develop annual budget and quarterly forecasts. Partners will all Departments (Marketing, Merchandizing, Supply Chain, E-Commerce, Visual Merchandizing, IS&T, Wholesale etc.)
  • Supports the different areas of the company providing them with all necessary financial information for decisions making and helps them understand the impact and their interpretation.
  • Communicates regularly with Global HQ in Rome; maintains strong working relationships.
  • Manages a diverse and high performing accounting staff; hires new resources and assures constant training and coaching.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Accounting department, ensuring all tasks and projects are being completed as planned.



  • 10+ years of relevant experience, preferably in an international, retail-based business
  • B.S. degree in Accounting - CPA preferred.
  • Advanced Knowledge of Us and IFRS GAAPs.
  • High proficiency in SAP.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Public accounting experience is a plus.
  • Verbal and written either Italian and/or Spanish is a plus.




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