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Operations Accounting Staff - Inventory

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1080736
Date Updated: Apr 11, 2019

Operations Accounting Staff

JCPenney, one of the nation's largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, combines an expansive footprint of approximately 875 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site, jcpenney.com, to connect shoppers how, when and where they prefer to shop.

At every customer touchpoint, she will get her Penney’s worth of a broad assortment of products from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Powering this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of over 90,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company’s three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class Omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization.


Performs assigned activities related to annual physical inventory across the enterprise in order to provide timely delivery of financial information to appropriate Company management that accurately measures financial results & enhances decision making.


  • Reconciles complex annual physical inventories enterprise wide
  • Researches transactions from various systems and departments
  • Identifies process improvement opportunities, suggests and implements solutions to create a more effective and efficient process
  • Completes documentation of department processes and tasks
  • Makes decisions on various manual transactions. Assists others with their decisions as well
  • Independently takes on projects to reconcile and analyzes complex data
  • Performs complex journal entries, and Stock Ledger and FMDM adjustments
  • Applies judgment based on direct experience to resolve non-routine questions within procedural constraints
  • Thorough knowledge of all systems, procedures, techniques, equipment, operations, standards and reports that apply to the assigned functional area
  • Strong understanding of accounting/contact center policies e.g., GAAP, Legal, SOX, etc.), procedures and systems (including Oracle AP, PeopleSoft GL, Payroll and systems such as Stock Ledger, FMDM) pertaining to area of responsibility
  • Experienced end user SQL query tools (e.g. QueryMan, Cognos, Recon Net, Oracle Answers, Web Focus, etc.)
  • Advanced analytical and decision-making skills
  • Cross-functional enterprise understanding and the ability to lead cross-functional projects
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical ability and critical thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills (i.e. accurate, detail-oriented, positive and easily gains respect from others in authoritative positions)
  • Ability to be a team player and work well both independently and in a team setting


Core Competencies & Accomplishments:  

  • Knowledge of inventory procedures and principles
  • Strong understand of Stock Ledger and FMDM
  • Capable of managing workload and prioritizing multiple responsibilities in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Database Modeling, Data mining, Data Warehousing
  • Proficiency in JCPSSC Reporting Tools

Education and Experience:

  • 1-3 years' experience in the same or related tasks is preferable
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred

Our corporate office supports JCPenney nationwide and offers a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401 (k) Savings Plan with company match, and a merchandise discount plan to JCPenney.  Amenities include free covered parking, full cafeteria services, and a Utah Transit Authority pass.  

If you are interested in learning more about how to join our dynamic team, please contact Tracy Taggart at slcrecruiting-sm@jcp.com.  For more opportunities to join our team please visit us at www.jobs.jcp.com



Job Title: Operations Accounting Staff - Inventory
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1080736

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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