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Operations Accounting Staff

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1084700
Date Updated: Oct 30, 2019

Operations Accounting Staff 

Salt Lake City, UT


Position Summary:

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 Operations Accounting Staff performs high level accounting activities and provides subject matter expertise for systems and processes critical to the Shared Services Finance organization.

Primary Responsibilities: 


  • Performs intermediate to complex analysis and prepares reports including conclusions, recommendations, forecasts and trends.
  • Works with manager in planning, organizing, implementing and carrying out specific projects, new processes and procedures, including department, center or corporate level strategies.
  • Performs journal entries, account reconciliations, and other critical month/year-end activities.
  • Maintains technical or confidential records to meet business requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring financial accuracy of account reconciliations, journal entries, and other business transactions.
  • Proactively collaborates and resolves issues with other departments and communicates with all levels of management regarding financial data.
  • May maintain electronic resources/systems including critical databases.
  • Initiates, implements and measures ongoing process improvements for the department.
  • May use various query tools to extract data and create reports.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned


Core Competencies & Accomplishments:


  • Knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles.
  • Advanced analytical and decision making skills.
  • Self-starter, high attention to detail, ability to work in a team environment.
  • Understanding of cross-functional enterprise and ability to lead cross-functional projects. 
  • Ability to drive projects through to satisfactory completion and identify improvement opportunities and drive to seek solutions. 
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and decision-making skills. 
  • Thrives in a changing environment with multiple priorities. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred.
  • 1-2 years’ progressive accounting experience in a role requiring 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 you can join our dynamic team, please contact us at [email protected]  For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.


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Job Title: Operations Accounting Staff
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1084700

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
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