Overview

Tiffany & Co. is currently seeking a Manager – Internal Controls (SOX) in Parsippany, NJ. This position is responsible for the analysis of new and existing accounting pronouncements, the development of implementation plans, and the development and maintenance of related accounting policy documentation. In this capacity, it will be necessary for this individual to partner with internal business customers, the Company’s external auditor firm, and other consultants as necessary to drive global adoption of new accounting standards and related control processes. The Manager will maintain and enhance the Company’s on-going Sarbanes-Oxley internal control compliance program, contributing to a strong overall internal control environment and ensuring that the Company’s regulatory responsibilities are met.

Responsibilities

  • The Manager – Internal Controls (SOX) will analyze and review new and existing accounting pronouncements (including the new Lease & Revenue standards) and drive global adoption in accordance with US GAAP.
  • She/He will develop and lead the execution of cross-functional implementation plans, including the evaluation of the impact to the Company, preparation of summary key issues/facts, and presentation of results to management.
  • The Manager will maintain and enhance the on-going Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program including: overseeing the quarterly self-assessment process for SOX certification, including evaluation of control deficiencies identified and remediation plans; partnering with business unit process & control owners to ensure appropriate maintenance and updating of documentation as needed, including evaluation of the impact of new business initiatives and significant process changes; acting as a liaison with external audit, Internal Audit, and Company personnel supporting the SOX program in ensuring effective controls.
  • Additionally, this position will prepare, maintain and enhance the Company’s accounting policy documentation including the consolidation of Tiffany policy into a Tiffany Accounting Manual (the TAM) while coordinating and completing special projects as requested by management. This includes assisting with the review of non-recurring transactions entered into by the Company, determining the relevant accounting guidance, and partnering with Finance and business unit personnel to assess the impact to Company’s financial statements and internal controls.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • A minimum of 7 years of public and/or private accounting or related experience
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Strong understanding of internal control requirements and concepts, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, COSO framework, and risk assessment practices
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent oral, written, listening and analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management as well as with external auditors
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience researching technical accounting matters, including within FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration is preferred
  • Experience within retail industry is ideal

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