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Staff Accountant, General Accounting

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Company: Joann's

Location: Hudson, OH

Date Posted: August 16, 2014

Source: JoAnn's

Want to love where you work? At Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, our team members are the key to our ability to achieve our mission – to spark the creativity that lives in every person. When you shop our stores, not only will our stores and the products we sell excite you, you will quickly notice that our teams are inspired to provide exceptional service. They are the reason we are the best fabric and craft retail brand in the country. They are why our customers love to shop our stores In each of our nearly 800 locations throughout the U.S., you will find our Team Members directly interacting with customers and assisting with operational, merchandising, and receiving tasks throughout the store. If you are dynamic, energetic and have a passion for serving and inspiring creativity, you will love working at Jo-Ann.

**Summary**
The **Staff Accountant, General Accounting** role is ...

Want to love where you work? At Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, our team members are the key to our ability to achieve our mission – to spark the creativity that lives in every person. When you shop our stores, not only will our stores and the products we sell excite you, you will quickly notice that our teams are inspired to provide exceptional service. They are the reason we are the best fabric and craft retail brand in the country. They are why our customers love to shop our stores In each of our nearly 800 locations throughout the U.S., you will find our Team Members directly interacting with customers and assisting with operational, merchandising, and receiving tasks throughout the store. If you are dynamic, energetic and have a passion for serving and inspiring creativity, you will love working at Jo-Ann.

**Summary**
The **Staff Accountant, General Accounting** role is responsible for various month-end close activities specific to the General Accounting department as well as other areas within the Company. These responsibilities include journal entries, accruals, store allocations, weekly forecast updates, and account reconciliations used to support internal and external financial results. This position is also responsible for ensuring the overall integrity of the Company’s fixed asset system which involves reviewing and validating capital expenditure spending and maintaining assets within the system. Additional responsibilities include supporting the non-merchandise procurement system specifically around forecast / budget spending and contract management compliance. This position requires frequent interaction with Marketing, IT, Logistics, Store Purchasing, Construction, and Financial Planning departments.

**Scope**

* Financial Close Process (monthly, quarterly, and yearly) – Prepares and processes journal entries (accruals, store allocations, depreciation) and analyze key account reconciliations or other internal reporting as outlined on the Department Checklist. Facilitate meetings and/or coordinate the transfer of information with other departments (Marketing, IT, Logistics, Store Purchasing, Construction, and Financial Planning areas) to ensure policy compliance for areas such as vendor funded advertising, pre-paid accounting, fixed assets, and capital expenditure spending.
* Fixed Asset Management – Reviews and creates asset additions, retirements and transfers within the fixed asset system in accordance with the Company’s policies. Responsible for the on-going reporting and monitoring of capital expenditure spending and partnering with the appropriate departments as needed for variance explanations. Performs annual self-audits as outlined in the Property and Equipment Sarbanes Oxley Narrative.
* Business Support (IT, Marketing, Store Development) - Provide reporting of actual spend versus budget/forecast analysis to the supported business, along with any follow-up related to large variances. Assist in the tracking of capital and expense associated with various projects and other initiatives. Also includes the daily monitoring and tracking of pre-paids, SVCs, and approving invoices.
* Non-Merchandise Purchasing – Reconciles submitted budgets to the financial plan / forecast for the Marketing, IT, Store Purchasing, and Construction areas, along with any follow-up related to any variances to the budget. Work with supervisor and appropriate department(s) to approve and generate account strings through SAP integration in order for procurement to occur in Coupa.
* Contract Management – Supports the processing, tracking, and reporting related to all Company contracts. Includes ensuring contracts contain all relevant information and facilitate follow-up communication with business areas as needed. Assist in monitoring contract reporting to ensure all vendors have active contracts, coordinate with appropriate department(s) as contracts begin to expire, etc. in accordance with the corporate policy.
* Special Projects and Analysis – Perform system testing (SAP, Hyperion, and Coupa), support key Finance Strategic Projects and other company initiatives as needed. Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed to support the entire Finance area.
**Education Requirements**

* Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree - Accounting / Finance.
* Preferred: Master’s in Business Administration, Accountancy or Finance.
**Experience**

* Minimum: 0 - 2 years previous experience in Accounting or Finance.
**Other Skills**

* Proficient in MS Office Excel, SAP, Hyperion, Coupa.

Our company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Jo-Ann Stores, LLC. is an at-will employer, which means that your employment may be terminated by the Company or yourself with or without notice or cause unless the at-will arrangement is modified by a written agreement signed by both you and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

*Requisition ID:* 28078

*Posted:* 08/14/2014

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