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Accounting Specialist - Management Trainee

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1117411
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Apr 20, 2024

The Accounting Analyst, Development Trainee will train directly under manager level leadership on key accounting, inventory, cost controls and analytical projects. As a part of the program, we are seeking future leaders who are entrepreneurial and problem solvers while providing a platform for candidates to prepare for a corporate finance and accounting career. The selected trainee will also contribute to real time through projects and problem-solving opportunities while completing a degree, if not already completed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads the development and implementation of inventory projects, as assigned, to ensure that proper and cost-effective controls are included in systems and processes.
  • Supports existing inventory operations/responsibilities as assigned:
    • Completes or ensures completion of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks.
    • Evaluates operational performance of inventory responsibilities to ensure accuracy and compliance, measuring against desired results, updating control points and reporting.
    • Assists inventory teams in data investigation, reporting, and analysis as needed.
  • Performs assigned reporting and analytical activities to provide timely delivery of financial information to appropriate company management that accurately measures financial results and enhances decision making.
  • Supports departmental and center-wide initiatives and goals.
  • Assists with inventory functions as assigned:
    • Analyzes and assists with delegating and completing assigned Inventory tasks.
    • Communicates issues with External Partners, Legal, Finance and Operations.
    • May assist in training and development of team members.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Currently pursuing or completed bachelor's degree (completion by May 2025 required) in one of the following majors: Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or Business Management with a 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • Possess strong analytical, decision making and conceptual skills.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of business operations and the ability to lead cross-functional projects.
  • Demonstrate strong independent work ethic with the ability to manage projects without close supervision.
  • Possess excellent collaboration skills, working effectively with various departments at different levels to achieve outlined business goals.
  • Experienced with data mining and independently analyzing data to provide recommendations to management.
  • Working knowledge of SQL query tools and Microsoft Excel for data retrieval and basic analysis along with familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite for common and daily tasks.

Enjoy a rewarding career at JCPenney Corporate, where we offer a competitive benefits package, a vibrant work environment, and the opportunity to make a difference at one of America's most iconic retailers.
  • Generous benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance starting on day one, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.
  • On-site amenities: Daycare, Grab & Go Store, Coffee Shop, the Local Kitchen, fitness center, free garage parking, golf simulator, arcade, pickleball courts, and vibrant co-working spaces, meeting rooms and wellness rooms.
  • Exciting location: Our corporate office is located in the heart of Legacy West, a vibrant new development in Plano, Texas, with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
  • Opportunities for growth and development: We are committed to helping our employees grow their careers and develop their skills. We offer a variety of training and development programs, as well as opportunities for advancement.
  • Collaborative and supportive culture: We believe in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage teamwork and collaboration, and we are always looking for ways to support our employees' success.

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.

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Job Title: Accounting Specialist - Management Trainee
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1117411

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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