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.

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

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

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