Senior Manager of Finance

About Topson Downs:

Established in 1971, Topson Downs ( 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 street wear 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.

We are looking for a seasoned Senior Manager (or Director, dependent upon experience) to lead the Financial Planning & Analysis function across the organization (Topson Downs and Rachel Roy), and to deliver thoughtful, strategic analysis and insight into trends, risks, and opportunities. Essential duties and responsibilities include annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting, monthly & quarterly management reporting and variance analysis, long-range planning, decision support projects, and other ad hoc analyses.


  • Working with the Executive Team to determine annual goals and targets along with determining business objectives and requirements to achieve such goals
  • Leading the annual budgeting process, aligning goals and targets with financial outcomes for each business unit and the organization as a whole
  • Creation of quarterly financial forecasts; working with business partners to mitigate key risks and identify opportunities; ensuring all risks and opportunities are appropriately communicated to key stakeholders
  • Supporting CFO in developing annual capital plan, cash flow projections and liquidity requirements
  • Assisting in development of the long-range strategic plan and on-going ROI assessment of key investments & initiatives
  • Maintaining regular communication with Controller and Accounting team with regards to financial close, issues and deliverables
  • Preparation and analysis of monthly and quarterly management reports on financial and operational results, including variance analyses, assessment of key performance indicators, and projections
  • Organizing presentations and effectively communicating to executive level succinctly
  • Developing value-added cross-divisional and cross-functional partnerships to maintain awareness of business activities, and leverage knowledge and best practices
  • Developing an expert-level understanding of Microsoft Dynamics AX to maximize financial and operational reporting capabilities
  • Seek to continuously improve and enhance existing financial models, consider and evaluate new software tools to enhance the department’s capabilities and improve efficiency


  • Able to adapt to a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate degree preferably in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration with concentration in Finance; MBA a plus
  • 8 years of progressive experience in Finance, with at least 3 years in a managerial capacity; investment banking experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of financial and accounting concepts
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects and prioritize in a dynamic environment
  • Must be highly detail-oriented with strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Data-driven with a proven ability to interpret and synthesize data, and make recommendations to drive business decisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with business partners at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to articulate financial concepts to non-finance business partners in a clear and concise manner
  • Expert in Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Dynamics AX knowledge a plus

Qualified applicants please submit resumes to