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Accounting Subject Matter Expert

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1107953
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Nov 25, 2021

Staff Accountant – Subject Matter Expert

Salt Lake City Shared Services Center

Salt Lake City, UT

As an accounts payable Subject Matter Expert at JCPenney, you will be joining a company with a belief in investing our time and resources in programs that build strong, vibrant communities. JCPenney values building a richly diverse team, in which our differences, ideas, and perspectives are embraced to better serve each other and our communities. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Perform reconciliations between accounts payable and subledgers
  • Analyze discrepancies and correct as needed in accounts payable
  • Identify accounts payable issues and work with management to problem solve
  • Work with manager on specific accounts payable projects
  • Think critically to identify areas of process improvement
  • Provide cross-functional input and subject matter expertise across all accounts payable departments, inventory, and general ledger
  • Coordinate with external suppliers to resolve inquiries promptly
  • Validate system changes to ensure effectiveness
  • Develop and enhance metrics and other reporting as needed
  • Provide customer service to internal and external business partners
  • Cross train and provide back-up support for other functions within the department

Preferred Traits: 

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, Business or Operations Management, or equivalent experience (Preferred)
  • Prior experience in Accounting, Finance, or related field (Preferred)
  • US work authorization (Required)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical and decision-making skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools, including Excel
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Detailed and organized to prioritize work effectively
  • Proactive in setting goals and achieving results
  • Eager to learn and willing to take on new initiatives
  • Desire to advance in one’s career with JCPenney

What you get:

We offer a competitive pay and benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, parental leave, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.  We value associate growth and offer career coaching and mentoring. Our hybrid workforce model offers a flexible schedule and an ability to work from home.

About JCPenney: 

JCPenney is one of the nation’s largest retailers of apparel, home, jewelry, and beauty merchandise and has a long history of being a true American icon. Our vision is to style and inspire all people to live life their way. 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. As the passionate, everyday champion, we empower all who make the most out of every occasion and achievement – our customers and ourselves.

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.

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

Job Title: Accounting Subject Matter Expert
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States -
Job ID: 1107953

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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