Position Summary:

The Retail Development Program – Accounting prepares you for a career in Accounting at Belk by providing structured training and exposure to multiple functional areas including Accounts Payable, Retail Accounting, and General Accounting while interacting with leaders and partners across the company.  Associates will participate in professional development classes with the broader Retail Development Program cohort, complete on-the-job projects, and move through 2 – 3 true job experiences over a 12-18-month timeframe, in line with business need. Participants are also matched with mentors to help acclimate to Belk, develop on the job, and identify future career possibilities. 

The Retail Development Program – Accounting will hire candidates in our Charlotte, NC headquarters. Participants benefit from an engaged leadership team and a large network of peers across Belk in the Retail Development Program. 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

On the Job Experiences Include:

  • Work in a fast paced, dynamic, test and learn environment
  • Interact with all levels of management to communicate or present topics vital to the business
  • Prepare weekly/monthly reporting and forecasts:  including gross margin, inventory aging, physical inventory results, and mark out of stock reporting
  • Assist in the development of monthly general ledger account reconciliations
  • Develop reporting and analysis to identify issues and opportunities impacting gross margin
  • Facilitate on-going partnerships with assigned Expense Champions to ensure understanding of activities and add value to the analytical process
  • Prepare journal entries and monthly accruals as needed
  • Review current processes and identify opportunities for process improvement

  • Degreed Accountant; Strong academic performance and analytical skills
  • Must have graduated within 6 months of June 2018 and able to start full time June 2018
  • Prior internship in field strongly preferred 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Open to learning, able to adapt to changing circumstances and reprioritize tasks as needed
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, customers and all levels of the organization
  • Committed to meeting goals and deadlines within a dynamic, fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by Belk for this position now or in the future

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