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About Us:

Since 1852, Hästens Beds has been committed to crafting the best sleep. The skilled craftspeople at our factory in Köping, Sweden, have been refining our work for generations. Every bed is bespoke and made by hand using only the best natural materials. The difference lies in the details and our quest to provide the most restful sleep for people who want to lead a higher quality of life. With operations in 35+ countries and over 200 partners in Europe, Asia and America, the small family-owned company has grown into a global producer and retailer of premium beds.

http://www.hastens.com/

The Accountant for North America is responsible for executing day to day accounting and finance activities supporting the North America wholesale partners.  This role will support the AP and AR processes for wholesale staff. This role will also take on responsibility for providing operational and administrative support to the wholesale partners, including participation in special projects as needed. The ideal candidate for this position would be someone looking to grow within the organization and take on new responsibilities and evolve his or her position as the business grows.

Position Overview:

1. Accurate accounting and reporting (monthly/yearly) of the Hästens operations in North America, which currently includes USA, Canada and Mexico

2. Support AP and AR processes

3. Provide administration support for the wholesale organization

4. Processing of confidential/sensitive administrative activities

5. Provide support in development projects within the Hästens Group.

This position will report to Finance Manager, USA

1. Accurate accounting and reporting (monthly/yearly) of the Hästens operations in North America, which currently includes USA, Canada and Mexico:

·     Preparation and posting of daily and monthly journal entries, adjusting entries and reclassification entries.

·     Preparation of various monthly bank reconciliations and analyses of cash transfers.

·     Collection of information for and preparation of various month end accruals.

·     Recording and monitoring of fixed assets and related depreciation, and related monthly reporting to foreign parent.

·     Preparation and reconciliation of the information required for monthly and quarterly sales tax reporting.

·     Prepare monthly and annually reports required by the governmental agencies

·     Provide support to the sales team

·     Posts revenues by verifying and entering transactions form lock box and local deposits.

·     Maintains records by microfilming invoices, debits, and credits.

·     Resolves valid or authorized deductions by entering adjusting entries.

·     Resolves invalid or unauthorized deductions by following pending deductions procedures.

·     Resolves collections by examining customer payment plans, payment history, credit line and coordinating contact with collections department.

2. Support AP and AR processes

·       Distribute and reconcile petty cash  

·       Pays vendors and reconciles the accounts; responds to vendor’s inquiries from a Finance perspective

·       Scans and records invoices, while verifying charges are accurate 

·       Reconcile the partners accounts to validate payments and invoices are recorded properly

·       Updates receivables by totaling unpaid invoices

·       Verifies validity of account discrepancies by obtaining and investigating information from sales, trade promotions, customer service departments, and from customers

3. Provide administration support to the wholesale organization

·     Register new partner agreements 

·     Create invoices and adjustments as necessary 

·     Support the wholesale partners as needed

4. Processing of confidential/sensitive administrative activities

·     Analysis of sales commissions, vendor payments and other transactions, and allocation to appropriate cost centers and account classifications

·     Processing and payment of employee expense reports in accordance with guidelines established by foreign parent

5. Provide support in development projects within the Hästens Group

·     Support the development of systems from a financial perspective

·     Participate in special projects as needed to ensure all financial impacts are represented and considered appropriately

Experience and Requirements:

1. Experience

·     3-4 years relevant working experience in Finance and Accounting. 

·     Hands on experience with Financial Reporting and Accounting Systems (Quickbooks, Rootstock, SAP)

·     Strong analytical and reconciliation skills.

·     Knowledge of inventory management and relevant accounting impact(s.)

·     Familiarity with budgeting and forecasting processes and internal control monitoring.

·     Experience in retail industry preferred.

·     Experience with both Public and Private roles preferred.

·     Experience/and or willingness to work within an International business environment.

2. Other requirements 

·     Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Accounting or Finance.

·     Excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills.

·     Highly detail oriented and organized.

·     Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives.

·     Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, problem solving, and results. 

·     Spanish Speaking a plus

Commitment:

Hästens Beds is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records, consistent with legal requirements.

Location: New York

Compensation & Benefits:

Featured Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits program

Competitive Salary

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AREA OF OPPORTUNITY

New York, New York

10007 New York Directions

WE INVEST IN PEOPLE

 

Here at Hästen we invest in the people, whether it's about a communication course, leadership training or a Christmas gift - we want you to feel appreciated!

We have our own Executive Coach and also our Sales Trainer. They are here to help our team-members perform at the highest level both inside and outside of Hästens.

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