Supervisor, General Ledger - Statutory Reporting

Michael Kors (Switzerland) GmbH — Manno
18 MarchSpecialist100%

Supervisor, General Ledger - Statutory Reporting

Michael Kors is always interested in hearing from talented, globally-minded individuals with a passion for fashion.

If you enjoy working in a creative, fast-paced environment, then we would love to hear from you!

Department overview:

The General Ledger team is a key part of EMEA Finance, responsible for managing fiscal compliance in multiple countries and also group reporting under US GAAP. In addition to performing a high-quality monthly closing and fiscal reporting for direct and indirect taxes, the team is also responsible for managing the dynamic regulatory landscape involving new reporting requirements, process improvements and system changes. For statutory compliance, the team successfully leads the financial statement audits for nearly 30 legal entities. We work closely with many Finance teams, including FP&A, Sales Audit, Treasury, Inventory Control, but also Payroll, Legal, IT and many business partners to achieve our common goals.

Who You Are:

You are hands-on, collaborative, and passionate about accounting. You understand that when it comes to financial reporting, the details matter. You have outstanding communication skills, can effectively liaise with colleagues and other teams, and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. You are a highly organized, curious learner and self-motivated, able to work confidently to deadlines and perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently.

What You’ll Do:

The primary purpose of this position is to drive statutory accounting and reporting compliance for the European subsidiaries in scope and to ensure statutory accounting processes are executed in accordance with local guidelines and timelines. This role reports directly to the Senior Director of Accounting.

The role involves the identification and reconciliation of US GAAP to statutory differences, preparation and filing of financial statements based on local reporting requirements, cooperation with internal Finance, Legal and Payroll teams, and communication with external auditors. The role requires thoughtful coordination and planning to ensure the Statutory, Tax and Legal reporting obligations are satisfied per the respective deadlines. The right candidate has a strong technical foundation and the desire to create a best-in-class statutory reporting function. The role will also:


  • Partner closely with colleagues in the General Ledger team to plan deliverables and the audit timetable

  • Build rapport with all stakeholders so that information is shared effectively and collaboratively

  • Prepare robust supporting documentation to assist with audit queries and requests

  • Performing quality reviews of financial statements before they are shared externally

  • Liaise with tax advisors and tax colleagues to support corporate tax calculations

  • Address local regulatory changes impacting reporting requirements and/or reporting deadlines

  • Drive standardization/harmonization of statutory accounting processes and process improvements

  • Perform ad hoc tasks and other assignments as required

You’ll Need to Have:


  • Languages: Fluent English (verbal and written) + European languages is a plus

  • At least 8 years post qualification accounting experience with minimum of 5 years’ of experience in statutory audit, technical accounting advisory or statutory reporting

  • Previous experience in a “Big Four” is a plus - specific accounting certifications preferred

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS or other accounting requirements

  • Experience with Oracle JD Edwards and/or SAP is a plus; Proficient in Excel

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to interact multi-culturally

  • Professional attitude, analytical and structured, excellent organizational and time management skills, and able to work independently

  • Hands-on and proactive approach; self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure

We’d Love to See:


  • Continuous improvement attitude

  • International mindset

  • Time management skills

  • Results-driven mindset

  • Strong work ethic

At Capri, we are all responsible for creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We try to inspire change and growth within each other and believe success is a result that comes from our differences. Capri is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusivity regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. M/D/F/V

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