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Staff Accountant (SME)

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1081386
Date Updated: May 9, 2019

Staff Accountant (SME) - Centralized Sales Audit

JCPenney, one of the nation’s largest apparel and home retailers, combines an expansive footprint of nearly 870 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site, jcp.com, to deliver style and value for all hard-working American families. At every touchpoint, customers will discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort. We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization.

The SME Performs high level accounting activities and provides subject matter expertise for systems and processes critical to the Shared Services organization.


  • Provides instructional guidance to internal and external customers and maintains documentation for new processes and systems.
  • Provides back-up support for all key functions within the department.
  • Communicates with management when a problem exists and recommends alternatives for problem resolution.
  • Works with manager in planning, organizing, implementing and carrying out specific projects, new processes and procedures, including department, center or corporate level strategies.
  • Initiates, implements and measures ongoing process improvements for the department.
  • Proactively identifies and investigates variances and resolves most complex questions over multiple areas.
  • Provides cross-functional coordination and subject matter expertise for Shared Services departments and IT in the development, testing and implementation of projects to ensure effectiveness and proper adherence to accounting policies and procedures.
  • Develops and enhances metrics and other reporting and monitoring tools as needed.
  • Provides associates with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and works with other functional areas in resolving escalated complaints or disputes.
  • Finds and analyzes general ledger data to find and correct any financial discrepancies.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong understanding of Accounting procedures and systems (Oracle, AssureNET, ReconNET, etc.) pertaining to area of responsibility.
  • Experienced end user of SQL query tools
  • Cross-functional enterprise understanding and the ability to lead cross-functional projects.
  • Analytical and decision making skills.
  • Experienced with Account Reconciliations
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office Tools.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred.
  • 4-5 years’ experience in roles with increasing responsibility AND analytical decision making.

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 us at slcrecruiting-sm@jcp.com. For more opportunities to join our team please visit us at www.jobs.jcp.com.


Job Title: Staff Accountant (SME)
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1081386

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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