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

Date Posted: 9/21/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to the Retail Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant will be involved in many aspects of the retail accounting process including occupancy, retail and corporate operating expenses, and other month end close journal entries. In addition, this role will assist various departments with monthly expenses tracking. This role requires analytical thinking and an attention to detail.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Preparing/reviewing month-end close journal entries for corporate accounting areas including occupancy, payroll, advertising, and other operating expenses.  
  • Complete analysis of actual results and trends compared to forecast/budget for certain subsidiary and departmental P&Ls.  
  • Assist with compiling and producing monthly reporting package 
  • Prepare and maintain balance sheet reconciliations for various accounts and review other balance sheet reconciliations prepared by Staff Accountants.  
  • Assist with preparing/reviewing certain areas of the annual budgeting process 
  • Complete special projects as needed. 

 

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 3-5 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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