Manager Accounting


This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

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This role is responsible for leading the Financial Reporting function with 4 direct reports. Accountable for effective and efficient execution of critical processes relating to accuracy and completeness of information, compliance with US GAAP and maintaining a strong control environment.
  • Independently and proactively manage all finance and accounting aspects related to leases, fixed assets, debt, returns reserve, receivables, corporate accruals, and other general accounting areas. Including overseeing preparation and review of journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Ownership of budget and bi-weekly forecast preparation, analysis and explanations of variances and timely identification of risks and opportunities relating to these areas.
  • Direct ownership of accounting for complex areas including leases and fixed assets. Evaluate specific business transactions for proper accounting treatment and perform research and technical accounting assessments as needed.
  • Training and development for self and direct reports including providing clear/consistent direction on priorities, improving direct report abilities, maintaining moral, and providing growth/development opportunities.
  • Maintaining current accounting policies for the Company including researching current and upcoming accounting guidance.

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • 7+ years of experience in Financial Reporting and/or Corporate Accounting. Experience with a Big 4 or large regional public accounting firm preferred.
  • 2+ years management experience

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Deep knowledge of US GAAP
  • Retail industry experience is a plus
  • Proven understanding of concepts underlying the theory and proactive of recording, classifying, examining, and analyzing financial transactions.
  • Current understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; flexible in dealing with change and shift in priorities to consistently meet deadlines
  • Excellent analytical skills and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and direct/supervise others
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other associates and outside vendors and maintain the highest level of company integrity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office product (moderately complex knowledge of Excel)
  • CPA certification preferred


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

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