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General Accountant II

REI

REI

Accounting & Finance
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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: performing month-end closing activities and account reconciliations, preparing monthly standard journal entries, cross-divisional collaboration to research general accounting questions, maintaining balance sheet schedules, analyzing general ledger account balances to determine accuracy and completeness of entries, report generation and review, data organization and management, and researching and posting account corrections in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal account definitions. This position must have an excellent understanding of the technical and financial implications of the associated processes and can identify and resolve issues independently. Organization, attention to detail, and communication are critical to the success of this role. The ideal candidate will initiate, develop, and implement process improvements as well as model and act in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.


Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Performs month-end closing activities.
  • Reviews, balances, and posts corporate financial data from multiple systems into the general ledger.
  • Accrues, defers, and amortizes corporate costs in accordance with GAAP.
  • Reconciles balance sheet accounts; identifies and resolves discrepancies.
  • Performs data entry and account clearing responsibilities.
  • Works cross-divisionally to research questions about financial information and posts correcting entries in accordance with GAAP and internal account definitions.
  • Performs accounting research and prepares documentation on new accounting topics.
  • Prepares supporting documentation for tax filings, audits, reconciliations, and journal entries.
  • Analyzes financial information to provide insight to management and to ensure material accuracy.
  • Generates custom and ad hoc reports as requested by management.
  • Identifies issues and brings inconsistencies to the attention of management. Takes ownership and drives development and implementation of solutions.
  • Actively seeks guidance on prioritization from senior accountants and managers to ensure deliverables are completed timely.
  • 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.
  • Solid understanding of internal controls related to accounting and reporting. Responsible for ensuring adequate internal controls within accounting and works with other teams to ensure adequate controls exist for processes that impact accounting.
  • Demonstrates excellent time management skills and effectively prioritizes competing responsibilities with minimal oversight; ensures deliverables are completed timely.
  • Assists with the annual external audit process, including creating timelines and communicating important audit matters to the team.
  • Actively seeks and pursues opportunities for process improvement.
  • Serves as backup support to other team members.
  • Participates in ad hoc projects and assignments as needed.

Preferred:

  • In the process of obtaining CPA license
  • Thorough understanding of multiple financial systems
  • Experience analyzing informational data in an ERP system
  • SAP experience

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 1+ years accounting or bookkeeping experience
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills required
  • Demonstrates firm understanding of how to apply GAAP to general ledger accounting
  • Consistently demonstrates analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Collaborative work style
  • Ability to consolidate information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple projects and processes simultaneously
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions to support the direction taken by others at REI
  • Assumes positive intent and starts from a place of respect when interacting with colleagues
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of 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