Accountant I

» Accountant I
Finance & Accounting
in Bradenton
, FL
Reference: 19-02255

Functions: 

  • Provide accurate and timely financial data to internal and external users
  • Support the Accounting department in all aspects of the monthly accounting close
  • Provide assistance with quarterly reviews and the annual audit

Interaction:

  • The Accountant I interacts with others in the Accounting department, Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounting Manager, Director of Accounting, and various other Finance personnel.
  • The Accountant I also interacts with various people throughout the company including Store, Corporate Center, Distribution Center, Real Estate and Information Systems personnel.
  • Interaction with third parties also includes independent auditors and systems support personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for various monthly closing responsibilities
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely keying and uploading of journal entries
  • Responsible for miscellaneous general ledger maintenance, posting of batches and other closing responsibilities
  • Review posted general ledger account activity and investigate variances
  • Responsible for recording and reconcilement of assigned general ledger accounts
  • Assist with various finance projects utilizing Microsoft Word and Excel software
  • Distribute reports to various finance and company-wide personnel
  • Review fixed asset additions on a weekly basis for proper capitalization and classification
  • Review P&L accounts for misclassified fixed assets and prepare necessary journal entries
  • Perform closing functions related to fixed assets on a monthly basis including detail review of capital work in progress, including preparing the related capitalized interest entries
  • Process asset disposals including mass disposals on store activity and year-end disposals
  • Review proper in service dates for assets booked
  • Review asset lives for proper classification on assets purchased
  • Assist with/cross-train on preparing monthly reconciliations related to fixed asset accounts
  • Responsible for preparing and updating detailed and comprehensive policies and procedures for responsible accounting areas
  • Analyze existing processes and recommend improvements to enhance the process
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely recording and reconcilement of various general ledger accounts, including the analytical review of corresponding expenses
  • Responsible for the coordination of the quarterly account reconciliation process
  • Assist in the updates of market and attribute types in Lawson
  • Assist in preparation of the annual reports
  • Assist in the annual budgetary process including keying and reformatting Excel spreadsheets
  • Assist with quarterly/annual audit process and auditor requests
  • Assist with/cross-train on reporting to Tax department for quarterly/annual review of tax books
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 1-2 years of prior accounting experience preferred
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, and financial reporting including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting
  • Must be proficient with the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and Word
  • Retail, Lawson Financial Suite and AS400 experience a plus
  • Must also demonstrate strong analytical skills
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to participate in group meetings
  • Team player with attention to detail
  • This position requires a willingness to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends based on business needs
  • Fluent in English and the ability to communicate effectively