Universal Companies is the ultimate spa and wellness resource, providing education, products, supplies, and consulting to thousands of day spas, resort spas, medical spas, salons, schools, and independent practitioners around the world. We strive to enable businesses, small and large, to achieve their dreams for the benefit of a healthy society by developing innovative solutions that support a thriving spa community. We are profitable, growing, and progressive in meeting our customer’s needs. We are committed to a culture that is collaborative, compassionate, and innovative and to building an outstanding team. We realize that talented people have options, and those who choose Universal Companies mean a great deal to us. You will be incentivized to do well and work with a team who is invested in your future. We want you to grow professionally, have a lot of fun, and be surrounded by the best. If you have a true passion for all things spa and wellness, this is where you need to be!
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Incumbent will provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning, debt financing, and budget management functions and ensure company accounting procedures and reporting conform to generally accepted accounting principles.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Oversee operations of the finance and accounting department
Oversee domestic and international accounting functions
Manages all treasury functions (banking, debt and merchant services)
Manage the preparation of all financial reports
Prepare and deliver board and management presentations
Manage the preparation of budget and forecast functions
Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal reporting requirements
Coordinate financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements
Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget
Preparation of cash flow and cash forecast analysis
Tax monitoring including corporate income tax, sales tax and property tax.
Knowledge of finance and system automation
Financial statement and working capital analysis
Monitors ongoing marketing conditions including foreign currency exchange and foreign trade analysis
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate well orally and in writing and manage well at all levels of the organization
Strong problem solving and creative thinking skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
Knowledge of automated financial and accounting systems, experience in Oracle and/or JD Edwards financial software a plus
Advanced technology skills with experience in ERP processes
Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations an corporate tax
Knowledge of foreign finance functions
Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage multiple projects
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
Strong analytical skills with solid knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting and product- line profitability analysis.
Ability to drive talent acquisition and retention
Ten (10) to Fifteen (15) years progressive experience in senior level finance or accounting position, CFO experience and a CPA (preferred)
Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business with strong Accounting experience
Experience in the following a big plus:
Finance and Banking background
International Banking and Finance experience
Risk Management/Risk Control/ Distribution experience
Process Management and Improvement
Rules and Regulations surrounding foreign financial statements, particularly China
Senior Financial Management
About Universal Companies
Universal Companies is the ultimate spa and wellness resource, providing education, products, and supplies to thousands of day spas, resort spas, medical spas, salons and independent practitioners around the world. Our business is only good when their businesses are better. We help our customers manage and grow their businesses. We are profitable, growing and committed to building an outstanding team. Our company culture is built on passionate people. The team is highly incentivized to do well, and we’re invested in the future of each person. We realize that talented people have options, and those who choose Universal Companies mean a great deal to us. We want you to grow professionally, have a lot of fun, and be surrounded by the best. Reflective of the area’s strong sense of community, the Universal family of employees has a true passion for all things spa and wellness.
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