Date Posted May 01, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified

Description:

We are Aaron’s - an industry leader in the sales and lease-to-own retail industry known for quality brand names and superior customer service. We provide our team members the opportunity to reach their full potential in a team-oriented, high-energy, recognition-based environment with competitive pay and benefits. This is much more than a job – it is a career with purpose.

This position provides day-to-day accounting support to the functional area. Provides accurate, timely and relevant financial information to internal and external clients and customers in order to achieve the functional area’s objectives. Responsibilities include: general accounting, inter/intra company activity, account reconciliation, close and month-end processing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, reporting and variance analysis. Requires familiarity of commonly used accounting concepts, practices, policies and procedures such as GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley. Typically reports to a Senior Accountant or Accounting Manager.

General Accounting
  • Analyze and prepare standard entries and non-standard journal entries
  • Gather high transaction volume data from multiple sources including internal departments and vendors to meet strict month end close deadlines
  • Analyze P&L accounts to proactively note and potentially resolve large variances from month to month
  • Use accounting judgment with situational data in order to properly represent general ledger accounting coding in journal preparation and supporting schedules
  • Review/code/approve daily vendor invoices for proper coding
  • Assist Aaron’s associates and managers to resolve issues and research inquiries from managers and executives
  • Identify and correct potential items requiring reclassification and determine if process changes are needed to avoid future issues.
  • Review general ledger and maintain subsidiary ledger accounts, if appropriate
  • Ensure all invoices, check requests, expenses and bills have been properly authorized and backup detail includes business purpose documentation to support charge prior to processing.
  • Research and resolve questions related to general ledger items
  • Assess and understand the relationships between the balance sheet and P&L

Reconciliations
  • Reconcile the general ledger to the subsidiary ledger or other supporting detail according to scheduled deadlines
  • Notify Manager, prior to their review, of any material or non-recurring reconciling items in a timely manner
  • Create and validate entries to correct reconciling items
Close/month-end processing
  • Prepare and validate both standard entries and manual journal entries on a timely basis
  • Prepare basic schedules for monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting
  • Research issues as required, resolve routine concerns and escalate necessary problems
  • Analyze results, identify key business drivers, and assist with variance preparation
  • Review automated entries (recurring journals) for accuracy
  • Answer ad hoc P&L questions from GM’s, management and executives
Reporting
  • Create and run financial reports and queries
  • Prepare quarterly and annual schedules for other departments and internal and external audit
  • Assist in preparing other financial reports and schedules and/or special projects, as required
Policies, Procedures and Processes
  • Compile and maintain financial data and records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and consistent with other company policies
  • Have a thorough working knowledge of company’s accounting policies and procedures, as well as, other departmental policies and procedures
  • Continuously evaluate processes for efficiencies and highlight possible improvements
  • Develop and implement accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommend changes and train other staff as backups within the department
Staff Development
  • Proactively promote Aaron’s Blueprint for Success and Guiding Principles
Position Requirements
  • <1 year experience with bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of GAAP, month end close process, and balance sheet reconciliation procedures
  • Working knowledge of Word/Outlook/Access and basic Excel skills
  • Preferred working knowledge of Lawson Financial Suite or other ERP
  • Deadline driven with strong research, analysis, organizational, and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Educational
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required

Rewards
Team members enjoy access to career training and advancement opportunities, and are rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:
  • Paid time off including vacation days, sick days and holidays
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Disability benefits
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Team Member purchase discounts
About Aaron’s
At Aaron’s we offer sales and lease-to-ownership of specialty items including furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and accessories throughout the United States and Canada. Our customers shop at Aaron’s for the same reason you should choose us for the next step in your career – our ability to positively influence people’s lives. If you are looking for a company with the passion and dedication to make a difference in the lives of customers and team members alike, join us today.

Aaron's is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, celebrates our team members' differences, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, pregnancy, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military duty, gender expression, genetic information, or any other protected class. Candidates who require accommodation during the recruitment process should contact hrsupport@aarons.com.

Aaron's is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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