IKEA - Woodbridge, VA

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The Accountant is responsible to support the IKEA store through effective management of processing, recording, and reporting of all financial data; maintaining complete and proper records of revenue, expenditures, assets, and liabilities. The Accountant ensures complete and precise source documentation that accurately supports the general ledger and financial statements. The Accountant supports the development of IKEA as the best Home Furnishings Company in the local market.

Your main tasks will include:
  • Review, reconcile and analyze accounts and transactions in the general ledger

  • Process Accounts Payable/Receivable in a timely manner

  • Prepare and execute monthly journal entries including accruals and adjustments

  • Assist in the preparation and execution of the monthly and year-end closing procedures

  • Order and maintain general office supplies and equipment

  • Reconcile hours and payroll information to payroll reports.

  • Ensure timekeeping, payroll and personnel paperwork impacting pay and/or benefit hours is communicated to central payroll

  • Verify pay checks to ensure accuracy in conjunction with central payroll

  • Ensure that pay checks are processed and delivered by the appointed time

  • Ensure that in the areas of accounting, purchasing and payroll that the ASR guideline and other IKEA policies are adhered to

  • Respond to customer needs in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism

  • Monitor department and surrounding areas to ensure a safe work environment for co-workers and customers, reporting physical hazards for resolution.

  • Audit or assist in audits to ensure that the department is adhering to IKEA standards and policies.

  • Recognize, generate and/or refer opportunities to strengthen the store operations

  • Assume responsibility for other tasks and projects as they occur

    Your knowledge, skills and experience include:

  • 2 or 4 year college degree with a focus in Business required

  • At least two years experience with IKEA or at least three years accounting/administrative experience

  • Understanding of professional accounting or administrative procedures and successful completion of relevant IKEA internal programs

  • Extensive knowledge of accounting systems and procedures

  • Extensive knowledge of payroll systems and procedures

  • Extensive knowledge of the IKEA principles and values and a desire to “live the values”

  • Computer literacy sufficient to utilize IKEA applications and office software to produce reports and generate all interfaces required with both vendors and IKEA


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the desire and ability to train, educate and mentor others in accounting and administrative processes

  • Strong observational, motivational, and communication skills required with an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Strong attention to detail in order to maintain Basic Actions and adhere to IKEA policies and guidelines.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of department/business area such that you are viewed as a subject matter expert

  • Ability to work in team-oriented environment with the ability to accomplish common and individual goals; often working independently

  • Contribute to an environment where the IKEA Culture is a strong and living reality that embraces the diversity of coworkers and customers

  • Interest in home furnishings.

    Additional Information
    Work Location: Fast-paced, deadline driven, high volume retail store, service office, or distribution center
    Physical/Mental Demands (Essential Functions): Ability to access and observe all areas of the store. Ability to handle multiple and changing priorities/deadlines and moderate stress. Ability to use the PC for extended periods during the shift. Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers and manage conflict.
    Physical/Mental Demands (Non Essential Functions): Bending, stretching, reaching, lifting (up to 50 lbs (25 kg)) with ability to move products with and without motorized equipment

    IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.

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