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Accounting Analyst

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1086799
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Feb 28, 2020

Accounting Analyst – AP Recoveries / Payments Mgmt

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Salt Lake City, UT

The Accounting Analyst performs all levels of accounting activities related to Vendor Payments, Corporate Card and Recoveries. Provides subject matter expertise for systems & processes critical to the Shared Services organization with emphasis in the Payment Management and Corporate Card Departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze supplier payment data for understanding within accounts payable and for reporting as needed to other areas of the organization.
  • Analyze travel card data to ensure compliance with policy, or identify opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Analyze recoveries data including claims, debit balance, AR, and Post Audit to streamline processes and implement improvements.
  • Gather and collect performance data across the department to help determine areas to focus on for improved work efficiency.
  • Gather metrics data, interpret results, and investigate opportunities for improvement.
  • Observe processes and make recommendations for areas with biggest potential payback for improvement efforts.
  • Assume project lead role for new functions, significant process adjustments, or enhanced requirements that are needed within the department.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key partners both internally and externally.
  • Work with department leadership to help provide focus and direction within each functional area.
  • Assist in training and development of team members.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Technical aptitude for data mining, database creation and modification, and process understanding.
  • Experience managing large amounts of data, and ensuring data integrity with file feeds into various systems.
  • Must have strong analytical skill, including the ability to interpret data, ask questions, and make sense of various data points, ultimately arriving at a conclusion.
  • Need to be able to transform raw data into useful information and convey that information to various levels within the SSC and the rest of the company.
  • Lean/Six Sigma training and practical experience.
  • General understanding of Oracle AP system, and OBIEE.
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in in Accounting or related business major. MBA and Lean, Six Sigma experience a plus.
  • 3+ years of progressive general accounting and analytical experience.
  • Experience with Data Mining, Lean Tools, and Microsoft Office products.
  • High level of analytical and conceptual skills, systems applications, accuracy, leadership, motivation and oral and written communication skills.

What you get:

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, onsite gym, and a Utah Transit Authority pass.

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 Analyst
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1086799

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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