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Accountant - Fixed Assets

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1087402
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Feb 11, 2020

Accounting Analyst – Project Accounting / Fixed Assets

Salt Lake City, UT


With varying degrees of supervision, develops, implements, and operates reporting and analytical activities within assigned functions. This role will also support the effective processing and accumulation of financial data and its timely presentation to operating management.


  • Develops, implements, and conducts projects and analysis, as assigned, to improve accuracy and reporting related to Project Accounting and Fixed Assets subject matter.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key partners throughout the JCPenney enterprise including:
    • Property Development, Finance, Marketing, Financial Reporting
  • Supports existing fiscal month end operations and responsibilities as assigned for both Project Accounting and Fixed Assets.
  • Assures that month end tasks are processed in a timely and compliant manner and management is provided with appropriate information to support operating decisions.
  • Assists in review of account reconciliations including research and analysis on reconciling items.
  • Assists teams in data investigation, reporting, and analysis as needed including recommendations for Process Improvement.
  • Supports and maintains existing departmental operations and assists in training, as assigned.
  • Works with manager to evaluate operational performance of department to ensure accuracy and compliance, measuring against desired results, updating control points and reporting as necessary
  • Provides guidance and process assistance as needed in development or to resolve unanticipated problems
  • Supports departmental and center-wide initiatives and goals, including:
    • Support and maintain environment of constant improvement using Lean/Six Sigma tools
    • Ensure proper cross-training is maintained
    • Prepare documentation required to support new, modified, and existing operations, projects, and programs

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Analytical and conceptual skills
  • Familiarity with Data Mining tools and Process Improvement Tools preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated focus on process improvement
  • Strong understanding of accounting practices
  • Experience in analytical thinking, problem solving, leadership and process improvements.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision and shifting and dynamic responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting related field preferred or equivalent business experience of progressively responsible general accounting, and analytical experience with exposure to multiple aspects of these functions.

What you get:

Our downtown Salt Lake City 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 parking, onsite gym, self-serve/pay cafeteria services, and a Utah Transit Authority pass.

If you are interested in learning more about how to join our dynamic team, please contact slcrecruiting-sm@jcp.com. For more opportunities to join our team please visit us at www.jobs.jcp.com

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.


Job Title: Accountant - Fixed Assets
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1087402

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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