The Children's Place - Secaucus, NJ (30+ days ago)3.7

Secaucus, New Jersey

Job Summary:
The Accounting Associate will be responsible for supporting the Accounting Department by providing financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data.

Responsibilities:Key Accountabilities:
Prepare bank reconciliations and resolve reconciling items in a timely manner
Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to general ledger accounts
Journalize store level expenses for items such as utilities, store repairs and maintenance, travel expense, and field bonus as well as expenses associated with various credit card accounts
Prepare reconciliations for assets and liability accounts, including resolving reconciling items in a timely manner
Prepare account analyses on balance sheet and income statement and attend meetings with management to explain account changes, adjustments, and irregularities
Assist internal and external auditors in gathering information in an organized and timely manner
Complete month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing activities
Perform special projects as assigned by management and senior members of department

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
CPA or CPA candidate preferred
3+ years of experience in related role, public accounting experience a plus
Experience with USGAAP and the accrual basis of accounting

Skills and Behaviors:
Familiarity with large General Ledger system, SAP, and Hyperion Essbase is a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Office; advanced skills in Excel
Ability to learn quickly and possess a strong interest in growing in accounting and/or finance
Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
Ability to adapt to change quickly and easily and shift approach in response to the demands of the situation
Demonstrated flexibility especially during month-end and year-end closing processes
Ability to work in a fast-paced and time sensitive working environment
Ability to work independently as well as work well in teams
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to explain financial data and balances