Director, Accounting

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The Director of Accounting is primarily responsible for leading key corporate accounting functions including the accurate and timely execution of the monthly and quarterly financial close, preparation of financial statements, internal financial reporting package, execution of Sarbanes Oxley 404 (SOX 404) controls including but not limited to account reconciliations and trial balance review, and Identity and Access management compliance for users of financial systems. In addition, this person is responsible for providing accounting guidance and operating procedures for ongoing business processes and new projects, building and maintaining relationships with key business decision makers, and for establishing systems and controls to ensure that all transactions are identified and recorded in accordance with GAAP and the Company's accounting policies.

The base salary range for this role is $124,600 - $234,850. The base salary range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.

Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the company's general ledger, ensuring that all transactions are properly recorded, and accounts are reconciled timely.
Lead and develop the accounting team. Establish and evaluate performance goals and objectives through the performance management process. Assess staffing and resource requirements as needed to ensure appropriate resources are allocated to meet performance objectives.
Lead monthly and quarterly financial closes and ensure consistent application of accounting policies and methodology.
Analyze and interpret of the financial results for management's utilization in business decision-making processes. Responsible for monthly financial reporting including (but not limited to) financial reports, capital report, benefit reporting, quarterly board variance reporting, and other analyses as required.
Manage general ledger and close activities related to legal entities, including elimination and consolidation. Ensure that all transactions are in compliance with GAAP, local statutory reporting, and the Company's internal controls.
Prepare Company internal and external financial statements, as required by the SEC and other governmental agencies. Ensure that all reports are accurate and in technical compliance with the rules and regulations of the applicable regulatory authorities.
Evaluate process improvement opportunities within the systems of accounting operations. Recommend changes or additions to internal reporting practices in order to improve quality and content.
Maintain chart of accounts, financial system user access, and account reconciliation matrix to ensure compliance with the Company policies and SOX.
Oversee preparation of business gross receipts tax, and business license applications and returns. Ensure compliance with state, city, and local tax regulations. Coordinate business licensing for opening new stores and renewals.
Manage the Company's quarterly reviews and year-end audit with outside auditors, and various required audits including but not limited to Ross Foundation annual audit, captive insurance audit, 401(K) financials audit, and oversea local statutory audits.
Responsible for annual budget and monthly forecast preparation of assigned accounts and line items related to corporate accounting.


• Building Effective Teams (for managers of People and/or Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of People)

• Collaboration

• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict

• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility

With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies :

• Initiative

• Drives Results

• Accountability and execution

• Teamwork


• Strong technical accounting and reporting skills, CPA required.

• General ledger closing and consolidation experience.

• Knowledge of equity and stock-based compensation accounting.

• Minimum five plus years of industry finance experience.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Ability to interact successfully with senior management and operating personnel.

• Ability to properly engage and influence senior management.

• Highly professional and able to ensure confidentiality.

• Able to manage multiple competing priorities at the same time.

• Excellent spreadsheet and financial system skills. Experience with complex, enterprise-wide financial information systems is a plus.


This role requires regular in-office presence, including attending in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work. #LI-Hybrid

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This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.
Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.