Staff Accountant in Birmingham, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/29/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Staff Accountant applies accounting principles to analyze financial data, prepare journal entries, and prepare account reconciliations. The Staff Accountant will work as a key member of the corporate accounting team. This role requires analytical thinking and attention to detail.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly journal entries for subsidiary company including recording revenue, month-end accruals, allocations, amortizations, etc.
  • Prepare and maintain account reconciliations
  • Prepare daily cash activity report summarizing cash transactions and forecast cash activity weekly
  • Prepare and distribute weekly franchise accounts receivable reports to franchise owners and maintain accurate records for franchise A/R through billing and accruals.
  • Prepare monthly financial reporting package for subsidiary including writing explanations of significant variances and fluctuations
  • Complete special projects as needed
  • Perform all other tasks as assigned

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Previous accounting experience preferred
  • Experience working with larger accounting systems a plus (i.e. Lawson, Oracle)
  • Detail oriented and comfortable analyzing larger volumes of data
  • Demonstrated research and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills a must

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
  • Ability to function in a team or as an individual contributor
  • Ability to adapt to changes in work environment and assignments
  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Must be able to sit at a computer or desk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use hands/arms to operate keyboard, telephone and for repetitive motion activities.


    Must be able to lift objects up to 25 lbs. with or without assistance.


    Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without assistive device.

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