This staff position will support management with all aspects related to general accounting. Primary responsibility will be assisting with producing timely and accurate financial statements related to some, but not all, of the following general ledger accounts: real estate leases and rent, real and personal property taxes, franchise taxes, insurance, utilities, telecommunications, visual, small repairs and maintenance, supplies, returned checks, contributions, leased departments, Belk credit, Belk Reward Dollars, and UES operations. Tasks will include, but are not limited to: monthly reconciliations, variance analysis, monthly journal entries, and completing long-term and short-term accounting projects as assigned.
This position strives to provide excellent customer service to all business partners. Primary relationships are formed between Real Estate, Operations, Tax, Treasury, Communications, Insurance, Loss Prevention, Staffing and Productivity, External Auditors, and IT.
§ Perform assigned general ledger reconciliations. Understand activity in account, nature of transactions/timing of reversals, build expectations on account balances.
§ Perform account reviews and monthly variance analysis, as assigned.
§ Perform quarterly analytics for significant changes in balance sheet and SG&A balances.
§ Conduct special analysis at management’s request.
Month End/General Accounting Duties
§ Support management with the monthly close process.
§ Reconcile and analyze all owned accounts within established deadlines.
§ Prepare journal entries, recurring entries, and accruals in a timely and accurate manner.
§ Assist store operations and other departments with questions or problems. Effectively communicate with others to obtain month end material on a timely basis.
§ Assist with SOX documentation and controls testing process as needed. Provide assistance to External Auditors.
§ Maintain current and detailed documentation for all assigned accounts.
§ Other duties as assigned.
§ Require four year degree - Accounting/Finance/Business (Accounting preferred)
§ Require minimum of one to two years accounting work experience
§ Strong Microsoft Excel skills, Lawson and Essbase (preferred)
§ Strong analytical skills
§ Ability to multitask
§ Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of the organization
§ Ability to take initiative and learn quickly
§ Ability to work well within a team environment, as well as independently as the situation demands
Lease & General Accounting Manager