Req ID




Req ID:  89407
Function:  Finance
Posted:  Sep 12, 2023

Sanford (NC), NC, US, 27332

Financial Accounting Analyst




COTY is looking for smart leaders who are tenacious, passionate, and fearlessly kind.



We’re looking for a Financial Accounting Analyst to join our Local Custodian Operations Team. In this position, you will get to work across many different technical accounting matters, global accounting policy, external reporting, special projects, and implementation of new US GAAP guidance. This role is specific to Inventory accounting.




In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting US controlling & business teams during the close process which includes preparing journal entries, coordinating submission, and addressing accounting questions.
  • Coordinating the preparation of corporate reporting requirements (Quarterly P&L and Balance Sheet Analytics, GAAP Checklist, Reporting Package, Short-Term Liquidity Forecast) to meet strict corporate reporting deadlines.
  • Specializing in specific accounting areas covering the inventory cycle as it relates to manufacturing and distribution centers.
  • Key focus areas include:
    • Perpetual inventory monitoring/research
    • Significant reserves (excess and obsolescence, shrink)
    • Research of inventory variances
    • Inventory accruals (in-transit, freight, GR/IR)
    • Monitoring/Researching variances in Clearing accounts.
  • Preparing account reconciliations/analyses for balance sheet and related P&L accounts (focused on areas of complexity/high risk)
  • Assisting with accounting research on ad hoc technical accounting projects.
  • Assisting with documentation for external audit and review procedures. 
  • Working closely with key stakeholders in the development, revision, and maintenance of the company's financial policies & procedures.
  • Providing U.S. GAAP accounting guidance to subsidiary and corporate personnel and coordinating implementation of new accounting pronouncements.
  • Performing Sarbanes-Oxley controls and certification processes quarterly.
  • Managing ad-hoc requests made by senior management in a timely manner.
  • Participating in special projects sponsored by senior management.




We’d love to see candidates who have:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or similar field required, CPA preferred.
  • 1+ years of industry experience, preferably manufacturing environments or public accounting.
  • Ability to analyze financial performance and obtain valid explanations for variances.
  • Proficiency in MS Office including intermediate level knowledge of Excel, which includes pivot tables, v/h-lookup, sum-if, if-then statements etc.)
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to handle large volumes of work through prioritization of key initiatives/deadlines and daily workload
  • Excellent problem-solving skills by always seeking the answer, solution or identifying the issue.



  • Proficient in SAP and working knowledge of Hyperion is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, organizational skills, and teamwork ethics
  • Process focused to include ability to follow, document and explain key processes and impact to accounting and reporting.




This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.




Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.


Coty is deeply committed to Changing the Conversation around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in an effort to create a more open, inclusive, and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self.




We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


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Country/Region:  US
City:  Sanford (NC)

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro