Big Lots! - Columbus, OH

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Position Summary:

Accountant plays an integral role in the accounting function of the Financial Reporting department. Accountant will apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to perform a wide variety of accounting duties, while exercising considerable initiative to attain job objectives. Accountant is responsible for various reports, month-end journal entries and reconciliations, and maintenance of a variety of financial and operating systems and data. Monitors and analyzes operational costs and spending for various groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
  • Compiles and interprets financial information to prepare journal entries for various general ledger accounts.
  • Prepares monthly general ledger account and bank account reconciliations.
  • Maintains, prepares and distributes reports and information to a variety of internal users.
  • Utilizes ERP and PC applications to perform complex tasks and multiple processes.
  • Primary responsibilities include accounting for occupancy costs and/or maintenance of the fixed asset subsystem, including review of POs and supporting documentation.
  • Enforces and adheres to company and accounting policies.
  • Prepares annual budgets and monthly forecasts for various general ledger accounts.
  • Maintains compliance with internal controls, related to Sarbanes- Oxley requirements, in assigned areas.

Job Requirements: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting required, with 1-4 years of directly related experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical and accuracy skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail, good organization skills, and effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to function within a team environment.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, and Access.
  • Experience with large scale ERP accounting systems and related reporting tools preferred. Specifically, experience working with SAP and Essbase preferred.
  • Requires the use of considerable ingenuity, initiative, and judgment when making decisions.

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Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a unique, non-traditional, discount retailer operating 1,495 Big Lots stores...