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General Accountant II

REI

REI

Accounting & Finance
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
Overview

This job contributes to REI’s success by reviewing, balancing, and posting corporate financial data to the general ledger in an accurate and timely manner. General responsibilities include: preparing periodic managerial and financial reports, analyzing general ledger account balances to determine accuracy and completeness of entries, and researching and posting account corrections in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal account definitions. This position requires an excellent understanding of the technical and financial implications of the associated processes and the ability to identify and resolve problems independently. Must be able to initiate, develop, and implement process improvements as well as model and act in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.


Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Reviews, balances, and posts corporate financial data from multiple systems into the general ledger.
  • Accrues, defers, and amortizes corporate costs in accordance with GAAP, i.e. the matching principle.
  • Reconciles balance sheet accounts; identifies and resolves discrepant items.
  • Researches questions about financial information, and posts correcting entries in accordance with GAAP and internal account definitions.
  • Updates and maintains the fixed asset register per REI’s capitalization policy; retires out-of-service assets in a timely manner.
  • Works directly with stakeholders on capital budget requests and spend analysis; interprets the capitalization policy as it pertains to specific capital projects.
  • Prepares supporting documentation for fixed assets, tax filings, audits, reconciliations, and journal entries.
  • Works cross-divisionally with Legal and Real Estate on fulfilling the accounting function for all of REI’s lease arrangements (lessor or lessee). Specific examples include: ensuring timely payment of monthly charges, reviewing lease abstracts, preparing tenant reconciliations, submitting gross sales to landlords, calculating percentage rent, and utilizing Virtual Premise for preparing monthly deferred rent and TI amortization entries.
  • Identifies issues and brings inconsistencies and problems to the attention of management. Participates in developing and implementing solutions.
  • Serves as backup support to other team members.
  • Maintains awareness of all activities and issues that could impact daily operations and service levels.
  • Recommends and helps develop and implement workflow improvements within their area.
  • Identifies issues and brings inconsistencies and problems to the attention of management

Preferred:

  • CPA (active or inactive

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 2+ years accounting or bookkeeping experience
  • Thorough understanding of multiple financial systems
  • Experience analyzing informational data in an ERP configured system
  • Intermediate to advanced use of Excel worksheets
  • Demonstrates firm understanding of how to apply GAAP to general ledger accounting.
  • Consistently demonstrates analytical and problem solving skills
  • Firm understanding of business math calculations
  • Maintains confidentiality surrounding sensitive employee or company information
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions to support the direction taken by others at REI
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping
  • others informed of work plans and progress toward goals
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations
  • Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of
  • worthwhile organizational goals
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change

Closing

At REI, we believe the outdoors is for all. We are committed to becoming a fully inclusive, anti-racist, multicultural organization. We know that there's strength in our diversity – that each employee brings unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. Every day you are driving change, fostering a culture of respect, and knowing you're backed by benefits that support your whole life. To work towards this commitment and fulfill our brand promise of inspiring and enabling a life outside for everyone, we seek employees who demonstrate different ways of working, create a sense of belonging, and actively listen and learn.

Pay Transparency

We are committed to practices that promote pay equity and transparency. As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors.

REI offers all regular employees a generous employee discount, access to health benefits, a retirement savings plan and accrued time off. Click here for a detailed overview of benefits plans by employee profile.


Pay Range

$63,300.00 - $101,500.00 per year