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Manager, Retail Accounting


North Bergen, NJ, US

Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.


Job Title: Manager, Retail Accounting

Primary Purpose: The Manager of Retail Accounting will provide accounting support for the Tapestry Shared Service Retail Accounting Department supporting the Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman North America Retail locations.

Position Summary:

The role of the Manager of Retail Accounting is accountable for:

  • Overseeing the reconciliation of retail sales and payments for approximately 700 stores
  • Month end close responsibilities including ensuring timely close and reconciling/reviewing assigned balance sheet accounts including cash, credit card receivables, store value card liability
  • Review journal entries during the month end close ensuring Coach’s deadline is met
  • Ensuring compliance with SOX requirements
  • Prepare quarterly financial statement flux analysis for management’s review
  • Prepare/Review monthly reporting on over/short discrepancies, chargebacks, and credit card fees for review by the Senior Manager, Director and VP of Shared Services. Identify and research unusual trends that could be indicative of issues.
  • Lead efforts to take on accounting tasks from other departments in an effort to centralize Tapestry accounting functions
  • Assist in development and implementation of new order reconciliation tool for all brands
  • Manage the team of sales auditors to ensure that tasks are being completed on a timely basis
  • Recognize areas where efficiencies can be created and question current practices
  • Assist with System Development, Testing and Implementation Projects
  • Assist the Corporate Tax Department with all escheatment tax matters as it pertains to gift cards and merchandise
  • Manage and review all internal and external auditors request
  • Learn process flow of all transactions in order to be able to get into the detail when issues need to be researched
  • Special projects and ad hoc reporting as requested from internal and external businesses


The accomplished individual will possess:

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team player who works extremely well in a collaborative environment
  • Strong sense of responsibility and willingness to pitch in to assist the team.
  • Attention to detail and delivery focused
  • Self-starter and strong desire to learn
  • Willingness to understand transactional details and apply to the larger picture
  • B.S. or M.S. in Accounting
  • 5 years or more of experience
  • Ability to multi task and strong organizational skills.
  • Previous experience with team management.
  • Strong pc skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Excel.


An outstanding professional will have:

  • Big 4 Experience or Public Accounting with Retail Experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent credential
  • SAP and ReconNet experience a plus.

Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-AH1 Visit Coach at

Req ID:  51365

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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