Lead Accountant

Confidential Company  •  Mason, OH

Less than 5 years experience  •  Retail / Diversified

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/04/17 by Ritesh Chudasama
Mason, OH
Less than 5 years experience
Retail / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/04/17 by Ritesh Chudasama

GENERAL FUNCTION

Primary responsibilities include the accounting, forecasting, and internal reporting for all inventory-related balance sheet and select income statement accounts for retail, wholesale and distribution entities. In addition to performing traditional accounting activities, this team provides subject-matter expertise to brand/corporate initiatives, including, among other things, new system implementations, as well as prepares various reports and analyses for management and other departments within the company.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform all assigned month-end duties, including journal entries, account reconciliations and otherreporting schedules.
  • Leverage system knowledge to prepare analyses to support management initiatives and audit requests.
  • Accurately estimate and calculate capitalizations and reserves for month end close.
  • Prepare with quarterly inventoryforecasting and monthly cost of merchandise variance analysis.
  • Provide subject matter expertise for inventory-related matters on projects and in support of other departments including, but not limited to, Finance, Field Management, Loss Prevention, Payables, Product Group, SalesAudit, Store Operations, Distribution Centers and LOM.
  • Perform analytical reviews for inventory-related General Ledger accounts.
  • Maintain proper Internal Controls to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Assist in special projects as requested by management.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Proven accounting experience
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Knowledge of SAP, JDA, HFM a plus

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • MBA or CPApreferred
  • 3-5years of relevant experience
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