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Accounting Analyst

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1114222
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Aug 16, 2023

Accounting Analyst

Salt Lake City Shared Services Center

Salt Lake City, UT

As an Accounting Analyst at JCPenney, you will be joining a company with a belief in investing our time and resources in programs that build strong, vibrant communities. JCPenney values building a richly diverse team, in which our differences, ideas, and perspectives are embraced to better serve each other and our communities.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Ownership of standard accounting processes including fiscal close, journal entries, and reconciliations
  • Analyze complex financial discrepancies and resolve
  • Solve and escalate accounting issues to management
  • Leadership of specific accounting projects and initiatives
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partners throughout the company including Finance, Tax, Audit, Financial Planning, Merchandise Planning & Allocation, and Supply Chain
  • Recommend and implement actions to reduce business costs
  • Perform root cause analysis and streamline processes
  • Work cross-functionally with other areas of the company and various levels of management
  • Compile data to support financial forecasting
  • Own key financial and accounting controls
  • Partner with IT regarding system changes to ensure accounting policy compliance
  • Provide guidance and support for all key functions within the department
  • Develop and enhance metrics and other reporting as needed
  • Assist in training of new associates

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance, Business or Operations Management, or similar (Preferred)
  • 2-3 years of experience in Accounting, Finance, or related field (Required)
  • US work authorization (Required)
  • Knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical and decision-making skills
  • Intermediate to advanced ability with Microsoft Office Tools, including Excel
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Detailed and organized to prioritize work effectively
  • Proactive in setting goals and achieving results
  • Eager to learn and willing to take on new initiatives
  • Desire to advance in one's career with JCPenney

What you get:

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.

About JCPenney:

JCPenney is the shopping destination for diverse, working American families. With inclusivity at its core, the Company's product assortment meets customers' everyday needs and helps them commemorate every special occasion with style, quality and value. JCPenney offers a broad portfolio of fashion, apparel, home, beauty and jewelry from national and private brands and provides personal services including salon, portrait and optical. The Company and its 50,000 associates worldwide serve customers where, when and how they want to shop - from jcp.com to more than 650 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In 2022, JCPenney celebrates 120 years as an iconic American brand by continuing its legacy of connecting with customers through shopping and community engagement. Please visit JCPenney's Newsroom to learn more and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

Job Title: Accounting Analyst
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1114222

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