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Accounting Analyst - Inventory

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1085374
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jan 24, 2020

Accounting Analyst – Inventory Management

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 Accounting Analyst develops, implements, and conducts projects and analysis, as assigned, to improve accuracy and reporting related to Inventory Management responsibilities as well as to make recommendations to management on how to improve inventory accuracy. Performs analytics and value-added reporting to ensure management is provided with appropriate information to support operating decisions. Supports and maintains existing departmental operations and functions as assigned.


  1. Participates in Inventory Management tasks, projects and programs:
  • Performs analytical work/research around inventory activity and results
  • Identifies and resolves problems
  • Evaluates results against expectations and operational needs, able to report out and draw conclusions from data analysis
  • Provides timely delivery of financial information to appropriate Company Management that accurately measures financial results and enhances decision making as well as proposes ways to improve processes, improve inventory accuracy, reduce shrinkage and improve inventory position.
  1. Assists with Inventory Management functions and tasks as assigned:
  • Maintain financial integrity by analyzing inventory problems, processing adjustments, creating JE’s and providing reporting.
  • Provides value added analysis to External Partners, Asset Protection, Merchandising, Stores, Finance and Operations on Inventory related issues

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Analytical and conceptual skills
  • Familiarity with data mining and Lean Tools
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated focus on process improvement
  • Strong understanding of Inventory and Retail method of accounting
  • Experience in analytical thinking, problem solving, and process improvements
  • Ability to work independently without supervision and shifting and dynamic responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting related field or equivalent business experience AND four (4) years of progressively responsible general accounting, inventory, and analytical experience with exposure to multiple aspects of these functions.

Our office supports the JCPenney stores 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 also include free covered parking or a UTA pass, as well as full cafeteria services.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can join our dynamic team, please contact [email protected]. For more opportunities to join our team please visit www.jobs.jcp.com.

We are committed to diversity; JCPenney is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Title: Accounting Analyst - Inventory
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1085374

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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