Senior Accountant in Homewood, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/8/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Senior Accountant will be involved in many aspects of the retail accounting process including inventory management, sales analysis, store profitability analysis, and other month end close journal entries. In addition, this role will assist in analyzing and maintaining data within our financial applications and conducting special projects. This role requires analytical thinking and an attention to detail.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Recording monthly journal entries for cost of sales, sales, inventory shrink, and accruals
  • Prepare and maintain reconciliations for various accounts
  • Assist with monthly management reporting and analysis
  • Perform shrink analysis and reporting for store physical inventories
  • Assist with analysis of actual results and trends compared to forecast/budget
  • Back-up for other retail accounting processes
  • Complete special projects as needed


Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 2-4 years of previous accounting experience, strong exposure to inventory cost accounting and analysis preferred
  • CPA or eligible to sit for CPA preferred

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with large accounting systems preferred (i.e. Lawson, Oracle)
  • Detail oriented and must be comfortable analyzing large volumes of data
  • Demonstrated research and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Self-motivated, takes ownership of duties and works well with little supervision
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