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Director Accounting

Company: QVC, Inc.
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Details

The Director, Accounting is responsible for leading the execution of Zulily accounting policies and procedures. Research and interpretation of US GAAP guidance, serves as an advisor to the Zulily business directly and Business Planning and Analysis department on accounting treatment among other responsibilities. This leader will have significant integration points with Transaction Services, Business Planning and Analysis, Liberty accounting leadership as well as the external audit firm personnel.


  • Team Leadership. Provides guidance, training, and motivation to develop staff skills.

  • Reserve Adequacy and accounting transaction US GAAP application for Zulily.

  • Accounting Close/Issues - General Ledger Close for Zulily and it's international subsidiaries, research of US GAAP accounting guidance and consultation with the business and within Finance. Chart of Accounts - standards, definitions, and account architecture.

  • Planning of System integrations including SAP. Open and transparent communication of issues affecting financial results and communication of results on a monthly, quarterly and YTD basis. Liberty Ledger reporting and SEC Reporting support - 10Q, 10K, MD&A for Zulily included in Qurate's filings.

  • Process Improvement, Policy and Procedures, as well as assisting in the accounting research, interpretation, and execution of all new accounting pronouncements for Zulily.

  • Audit Interactions. Coordinates the annual audit of Zulily's financial records by an independent auditing firm. Prepares required analysis, fields and resolves questions, monitors progress of the audits, and implements auditing recommendations.

  • General oversight of Accounts Payable and Payroll. Coordinates with QRG / GBS and business teams to deliver consistent service levels and drive working capital improvements.

Required Skills:

  • Extensive accounting expertise in US GAAP and external financial reporting requirements (SEC)

  • Process-oriented with a continuous improvement mindset

  • Strong communication skills- both written and oral

  • Extensive business knowledge in order to apply accounting standards appropriately with the best corporate outcome


  • Education: Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA (Certified Public Accountant) required. MBA or MA degree preferred.

  • Experience: Minimum 5 years progressive public accounting experience, which includes a broad knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and standards. 10 years of experience overall.

  • This role will report into the SVP of Finance at QVC, Open to fill the position in markets where Zulily has a footprint, WA, OH, PA & FL*

About Qurate Retail Group

Qurate Retail Group comprises seven leading retail brands - QVC, HSN, zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, and Grandin Road - 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. Qurate Retail Group is #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). Qurate Retail Group combines the best of retail, media and social to curate products, experiences, conversations and communities for millions of highly discerning shoppers -- bringing joy, inspiration and humanity to shopping. Qurate Retail Group also curates large audiences, across multiple platforms, for thousands of brand vendors. Headquartered in West Chester, Pa., Qurate Retail Group has 27,000 team members in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Poland and China. For more information, visit Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB) includes the Qurate Retail Group portfolio of brands as well as other minority investments.


As an equal opportunity employer, Qurate Retail Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations for individuals pursuant to applicable law, individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at for assistance.

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