Sr. Accountant

Job Purpose:

The Senior Accountant’s primary focus is to ensure complete and accurate accounting records for all the major Balance Sheet accounts and Operating Expenses for a dynamic, multi-entity company with a large wholesale and growing ecommerce presence. Based in Culver City, this person will work synonymously with the General Accounting team to ensure that all financial information and schedules are accurate and prepared timely to support the continued growth of the Company. This position reports to the General Accounting Manager of Topson Downs but will also work closely with the CFO, Controller and FP&A team as a partner.

 

About Topson Downs:

Established in 1971, Topson Downs (www.topsondowns.com) has evolved into an industry leader both in the branded and private label segments of the garment business, with more than 350 associates based in Los Angeles, New York, and throughout Asia. Be it denim jeans, high-fashion tops and dresses for juniors and young women, or ground-breaking streetwear for men, we are committed to creating and producing quality garments while being socially and ethically responsible. Through our global sourcing base, we are currently producing over 50 million units per year for many of the leading retailers in all tiers of the market, with our factories being closely supervised by our Global Quality Assurance and Social Compliance teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in month-end close efforts by preparing account reconciliations and supporting schedules, and work with the Finance team to investigate and document variances to Budget and Forecast.
  • Serve as primary liaison and owner of all reconciliations surrounding the Company’s factor and work closely with the AR team to ensure proper recording of transactions on a timely basis.
  • Prepare analyses and journal entries for nonrecurring transactions.
  • Become the subject matter expert in analyzing and recording sales activity and working with the Billing team to ensure that physical shipped transactions are recorded to the correct period.
  • Prepare regular financial account variance analyses which will become the foundation for monthly analytics and narratives to the Company’s ownership.
  • Oversee the intercompany and intracompany transactions and reconciliations for the Company, ensuring proper recognition of revenue and expenses to the correct legal entity.
  • Ensure proper recording and timely capitalization of all CIP projects and manage fixed assets schedules.
  • Prepare and maintain amortization schedules for prepaid and deferred expenses, and accrual schedules for recurring charges
  • Enhance procedures surrounding the month-end close process, working closely with the General Accounting Manager in providing and implementing recommendations surrounding the month-end close.
  • Prepare reports and analysis of financial data as requested by the corporate team.
  • Ensure that all tasks and projects are being completed in a professional and timely manner.
  • Partner with the General Accounting Manager to develop and improve accounting policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Engage and partner with other finance team members as well as other departments as needed to resolve accounting questions and issues quickly
  • Support external auditors and other vendor requests for information.
  • Prepare and file property tax, sales tax, and other regulatory filings for the Company.

Qualifications:

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Must have at least 4 years of experience in General Accounting
  • Working knowledge of GAAP required, CPA certification preferred
  • Capability to exercise initiative and fast decision-making while being able to react with professionalism under a variety of circumstances
  • Experience working with multiple business units within a company preferred
  • Experience with ecommerce or startup businesses a plus
  • Exposure to a variety of financial systems, especially Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Must be an expert in Microsoft Office and Excel in particular
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills and be able to work with personnel of varying technical skill levels
  • Organized, and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Qualified applicants please send resumes to careers@topsondowns.com

 

 

Vice President, Digital

Evolve, grow & scale one of the most exciting and branded divisions, consisting of 3 ecommerce sites, of Topson Downs. The successful candidate will be highly entrepreneurial, thrive on collaboration, and possess a holistic and deep understanding of the elements of a profitable e-commerce operation, including site experience, merchandising, content, digital marketing and analytics, client engagement, conversion, and retention, order fulfillment and logistics, and the technical aspects of website management. The role will actively collaborate with cross-functional partners in Retail, Merchandising, Planning, Marketing, IT, Distribution and Operations to optimize processes and provide insights that will drive sales across all channels of the company’s 3 ecommerce businesses. With full P&L accountability, the VP, Digital must have a business owner’s mindset, continuously seeking out initiatives that will increase sales and further the Company’s overall strategic direction. This position reports to one of the  Principal/Partner of the Company.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Evaluate and re-tool existing brand ecommerce teams into a more efficient and higher
performing digital unit. Teams are based both in Los Angeles & New York City.
- Meet financial objectives through annual budget preparation, ongoing forecasting, and results
analysis. Oversee regular reporting of KPIs.
- Achieve sales and margin targets by implementing technical and non-technical strategies and
initiatives that will drive traffic, conversion, retention, revenue, and profitability.
- Oversee digital marketing strategy for owned, earned, and paid channels (e.g., web, email,
affiliate, display, search). Plan and manage digital marketing budget, continuously evaluating
and improving return on investment. Use data analytics to track performance to goals and
benchmarks and identify opportunities for business development across segments of the
Company.
- Partner with Marketing and Content teams to develop, implement, and/or optimize effective
online campaigns, digital marketing, and social media strategies that drive traffic, increase
conversion, and expand sales both online and in-store.
- Maintain effective lines of communication with Design, Wholesale, Content, Merchandising, and Operations teams to ensure brand and messaging alignment.
- Execute the company’s CRM strategy on digital platforms, leveraging data to drive sales and
improve the online customer experience.
- Drive site personalization and segmentation strategy to create a relevant, value-added,
personal, and engaging customer experience.
- Oversee and work to continuously improve customer-focused services, including call-center, live chat, inventory management, order fulfillment, and distribution. Ensure customer service team delivers a quality service experience consistent with the high standards set in existing retail locations.
- Collaborate with Merchandising and Planning to execute all online merchandising strategies. Ensure online merchandising is supported by best in class features in the areas of
navigation, internal search, product set-up, and activation.
- Oversee day-to-day management of the website, including trouble shooting any errors,
responsive redesigns, and enhancements.
- Interface with the IT department and external product developers on all system-related projects and challenges. Identify and plan for short and long term technical upgrades.
- Actively manage vendor relationships – sourcing new technology, negotiating pricing, setting
strategy for vendors, and regularly monitoring performance.
- Keep up to date with evolving online media and technology trends, and explore new and
effective products or enhancements that will improve site experience and generate revenue and profits.
- Ensure overall financial targets and individual goals are set for all team members; review and
management performance.


SKILLS / COMPETENCIES
- Experience building from scratch, strategic and financial plans and executing against them.
- Able to think strategically while knowing and understanding details; hands-on leader with a
sense of urgency.
- Track record of increasing traffic, conversion, and sales on an ecommerce platform.
- Thorough understanding of retail fundamentals – operations/fulfillment, customer service,
sales, merchandising, etc.
- Thorough technical understanding of performance marketing and social media marketing.
- Experience building and executing tactical marketing plans to drive online traffic and revenue
(email, paid search, social, affiliate)
- Data-driven; clear understanding of retail and marketing metrics; commitment to increasing
profit and ROI.
- Successful in building and maintaining working relationships with advertising and
platform/development vendors.
- Experience planning and implementing ecommerce platforms.
- Up-to-date knowledge of ecommerce and performance marketing partners/products in market.
- Understanding of broader digital marketing tools and opportunities, experience building and
executing a digital marketing strategy for an ecommerce company preferred.
- Fundamental understanding of ecommerce platform structure, security and performance;
experience working with developers to improve UX and optimize for search.
- Successful working cross-functionally; able to communicate complex concepts clearly, learn
from others and influence when necessary.
- Experienced manager with successful record of developing people and building teams.
- Adaptable to change and receptive to feedback and suggestions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree or applicable retail experience. MBA preferred.
- 8-10+ years of strategic e-commerce management experience required, preferably within an
omni-channel apparel or specialty retailer; 3+ years of Director level or above experience
required.

Qualified Applicants please send resumes to careers@topsondowns.com

All Technical Designers

Development Technical Designer 

·         At least 3 years experience in technical design (not including internships)

·         Experience with creating detailed tech packs

·         Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel

·         Excellent garment sketching ability

·         Knowledgeable of detailed garment construction

·         Effectively translate design concepts by creating technical packages with regards to garment specifications

·         Make appropriate recommendations in collaboration with design teams on matters pertaining to specs, pattern, construction methods and techniques to improve fit, balance, and overall quality of the garment. 

·         Communicate with our overseas design production

·         PLM experience is a plus

Production Technical Designer

·         At least 3-5 years experience in technical design in fast fashion.

·         Will measure import samples from proto to 1st fits to TOP's,

·         Check correct construction, fabric, trims & labels,

·         Attend fittings, work closely with designer & pattern makers to ensure correct fit & construction.

·         Communicate & release fit comments/corrections to overseas contractors including making necessary spec & grading changes.

·         Communicate with customer fit techs & interpret customer fit comments.

·         Good understanding of patterns & garment construction, original specs, grading & corrections.

·         Should be proficient with Illustrator, Photoshop, Word and Excel.

·         Ability to multi-task & attention to detail is a MUST.

 

Qualified applicants please submit resumes to careers@topsondowns.com