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Cornerstone Services, Inc

Compliance & Accounting Manager

Job ID 0819199
usiness Unit Summary

This Accounting Manager is the primary owner of our SOX compliance, Audit reporting requirements, and fulfilling the company’s external tax reporting requirements. This position will also support our stewardship efforts with effective close support and complete reconciliations of financial records 

The Accounting Manager will be somebody who has:
A strong work ethic; willing to work to ensure deadlines are met - month end close, monthly financial forecast, annual budget, audit requirements, and tax follow ups.
Strong leadership skills, including the ability to develop direct reports.
The ability to supervise processes and implement improvements where needed.
A well-developed ability to prioritize workflow and effectively delegate when appropriate.
Strong consulting, problem-solving, and conceptual skills, along with interpersonal skills necessary to work with various levels of management.
A positive attitude and an intellectual curiosity to investigate variance issues.  Also must possess keen attention to detail and organization.
The ability to be a team-player while using initiative and persistence to get results.
The ability to function in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

A Day in the Life
Provide leadership to the team of Senior and Staff Accountants, including: delegation of assignments, oversight of individual performance, support career development, and team succession planning.
Ensure timely and accurate fulfillment of internal and external audit requests while ensuring ongoing compliance with SOX and other regulatory matters.
Leading the month-end closing process to ensure timely and accurate accounting.  
oEnsure journal entries and supporting documents are completed timely and accurately.  
oComplete review to ensure that financial statements are correct and GAAP compliant.
oEnsure compliance with SOX and other regulatory requirements.
Responsible for proper completion and support for all monthly balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring timely resolution of financial and operational issues, inclusive of the needed follow ups with cross functional department leads within the brand and inter-company support/shared services entities.
Take a proactive role in company systems, including execution of testing plans for new systems/upgrades, process improvement for legacy systems, and initiation of corrective actions as needed.
Establish and enforce proper accounting policies for the company.
Ensuring accounting controls are adequate and functioning properly by recommending, implementing and monitoring policies and procedures.
Work with IT on key enterprise implementation, enhancements and reporting initiatives. 
Participating in various special projects as determined in order to better understand the business operations from a broader corporate scope. Contribute to determining the return on investment of capital expenditures or major projects.
Support the VP & Corporate Controller in ensuring that business partnership contracts are sound and subsequently executed in according with the mutually agreed terms.
Maintain a repository of critical business documents, including financial process documentation, tax records, insurance records, etc.

Keys to Success
At Cornerstone, if you are Agile, Innovative, Pioneering, Dynamic, Boundaryless, Passionate, Customer-Centric, Collaborative, and Results-Focused, you will love it here!
Must Haves

7 to 10 years of strong experience with month end close, external audits, budgets, forecasts and analysis.
Intermediate MS Excel experience is required
Working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley is required
Prior project or process leadership required, prior direct supervisory experience required 
Prior experience with accounting and financial management systems required, experience working with Lawson, Hyperion, retail order management systems, and data warehouses are a plus
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (preferred) or Finance.
MBA (or comparable graduate degree) or CPA strongly preferred

(Candidates will be considered in totality of their skills and experience versus strict interpretation of “must haves.”)

About Cornerstone

Cornerstone is comprised of five interactive, aspirational home and apparel lifestyle brands: Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Grandin Road, Garnet Hill and Improvements. Cornerstone operates separate ecommerce sites for all the brands, distributes more than 265 million catalogs annually, and has 16 retail and outlet stores. 

The Cornerstone brands are part of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, zulily and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, “Qurate Retail Group”), as well as other minority investments.  Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop -- beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores -- and is #1 in video commerce, #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). For more information, visit 

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About Qurate Retail, Inc.

Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB) is comprised of eight leading retail brands – QVC, HSN, zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements (collectively, “Qurate Retail Group”) – all dedicated to providing a ‘third way to shop,’ beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Globally, Qurate Retail Group is #1 in video commerce, reaching approximately 370 million homes worldwide via 16 television networks and multiple ecommerce sites, social pages, mobile apps, print catalogs, and in-store destinations, and is #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the US. Qurate Retail, Inc. also holds minority interests in ILG and FTD as well as various green energy investments.



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