Senior Accountant

REI (Recreational Equipment Inc)

Seattle Washington

0 year(s)

Job Description
Senior Accountant



Posted Date: Oct- 7-2021

Job ID: 21846

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: Yes

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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by reviewing, analyzing, and posting corporate financial data to the general ledger in an accurate and timely manner. General responsibilities include: Performing complex month-end closing activities and account reconciliations, preparing monthly standard journal entries, driving cross divisional collaboration to research general accounting questions, maintaining balance sheet schedules, analyzing general ledger account balances to determine accuracy and completeness of entries, training and developing staff accountants. This position must have an excellent understanding of the technical and financial implications of the associated processes and can identify and resolve problems independently. Organization, attention to detail, and communication are critical to the success of this role. The ideal candidate will initiate, develop, and implement process improvements as well as model and act in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

• Performs and reviews month-end closing activities
• Analyzes financial information to provide insight to management and to ensure material accuracy
• Oversees the balancing and posting of corporate financial data from multiple systems into the General Ledger in an accurate and timely manner
• Solid understanding of internal controls related to accounting and reporting. Responsible for ensuring adequate internal controls within accounting and works with other teams to ensure adequate controls exist for processes that impact accounting
• Demonstrates excellent time management skills and effectively prioritizes competing responsibilities with minimal oversight; ensures deliverables are completed timely
• Proactively identifies inefficient processes; initiates, develops, and implements process improvements
• Analyzes and reconciles complex Balance Sheet accounts, identifying and resolving discrepancies
• Accountable for reconciling and posting complex accounting transactions
• Identifies issues and brings inconsistencies to the attention of management. Takes ownership and drives development and implementation of solutions
• Participates in creating and testing business requirements for system implementations and enhancements
• Subject matter expert for assigned areas
• Contact and resource for auditors; provides audit schedules, account reconciliations, and supporting documentation
• Trains, coaches, and provides guidance to Staff Accountants relating to more complex accounting processes and reconciliations
• Participates in and drives ad hoc projects and assignments as needed

Bring your passion and expertise

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
• 3+ years accounting or bookkeeping experience
• CPA license
• Experience analyzing data in an ERP system
• SAP experience preferred
• Advanced Excel and analytical skills required
• Demonstrates firm understanding of how to apply GAAP to general ledger accounting
• Great team player with solid interpersonal skills
• Demonstrates eagerness to learn new tasks and is flexible in prioritizing daily assignments
• Ability to consolidate information from various sources, including feedback from others, to reach sound decisions
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals
• Ability to work independently and balance multiple projects and processes simultaneously
• Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions to support the direction taken by others at REI
• Ability to distill data and understand what is occurring within the business and concisely communicate that understanding to others
• Assumes positive intent and starts from a place of respect when interacting with colleagues
• Analytical mindset with drive for problem solving
• Project management experience preferred
• Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others to accomplish organizational goals
• Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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