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Accounting Sr. Specialist - Finance & Support Services

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1085385
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Aug 20, 2019

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Accounting Sr. Specialist – Finance & Support Services

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, TX

JCPenney seeks an Accounting Sr. Specialist to support the needs of the real estate and property management organization. This position will be responsible for providing accounting support and analysis for the assigned business team(s). The principal objective of this position is to help ensure the accuracy of accounting for leases and fixed assets and provide sound financial analysis and tools that guide better management decisions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages and directs the assigned accounting activities to provide timely delivery of financial information as it relates to leases, fixed assets, and other related accounting from both a detailed and total company reporting perspective
  • Produce financial reporting to meet regulatory compliance of lease accounting and reporting
  • Provide reporting to the internal and external auditors in support of the quarterly reviews and annual audits
  • Evaluates or supports the evaluation of accounting-related programs and procedures to help ensure the timely delivery of financial information to operating management. Ensures that current accounting and regulatory policies and practices are included in all financial systems. Identifies those areas that should be reviewed for improvement
  • Review and analyze contracts for lease accounting; generate accurate lease amortization schedules
  • Maintain documentation of executed leasing documents and the necessary accounting to ensure lease action is accurately reported on the company’s financial statements
  • Communicate with real estate and property manager teams on lease abstracting and assist with general inquiries
  • Work with property managers to prepare accounting information requested by landlords or developers
  • Collaborate with the Fixed Assets team and provide direction on asset information
  • Produce journal entries to record leases (system-generated and manual)
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts associated with lease accounting
  • Assist with special projects as necessary
  • Gain proficiency in utilizing Lucernex and Oracle products to accomplish lease accounting
  • Analyze and report on lease action impacts
  • Maintain controls documentation
  • Create and maintain bench marking data on lease accounting policy and disclosures

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university
  • Two to four years of experience in financial accounting
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with multiple levels of management and possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must have knowledge of accounting theory, analytical and conceptual skills, systems application, accuracy, building relationships, communication, and organizing work
  • Exposure to property and lease accounting preferred

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. 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. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers 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.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

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

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Job Title: Accounting Sr. Specialist - Finance & Support Services
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1085385

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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