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Accounting Analyst - Inventory Accounting Operations

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1092603
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: May 13, 2021

Accounting Analyst - Inventory Accounting Operations

The Accounting Analyst develops, implements, and conducts projects and analysis, as assigned, to improve accuracy and reporting related to accounting and finance responsibilities as well as to make recommendations to management on how to improve accuracy 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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.   
  • 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.   

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 90,000 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 - Inventory Accounting Operations
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1092603

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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