Manager, General Accounting

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores - Hudson, OH3.5

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $66,000 - $89,000 a year
Want to be a part of something awesome? Be part of a team working in one of the most innovative, exciting retail spaces in the country. JOANN has become more than a place where people buy fabric and crafts; it’s a place where people come together to celebrate making things with their hands, hearts, and minds. Every day, we strive to inspire creativity in ourselves and our customers. Join us in having courage, cleverness and passion as we help people find their happy place.

The Manager, General Accounting has responsibility over the monthly, quarterly and annual close process. Ensures all controls and proper procedures are followed in support of Sarbanes-Oxley internal control requirements and all technical accounting concepts are handled appropriately. Oversees the processing, maintenance, tracking and contract management associated with Capital expenditures, store development costs and Marketing expenditures. Responsibilities require frequent interaction with Store Development, Marketing, IT, HR, Treasury, Logistics and Financial Planning, along with our external Auditors (E&Y) and our Indirect Procurement Team.

Financial Close Process: Work with other departments to maintain and efficient and effective close process. Execute and review monthly close entries and account reconciliations and investigate significant variances for specific areas of responsibility.
Forecasting & Planning: Manage elements of the annual Operating Plan including the overall Capital spend and various expense items. Also, prepare monthly forecast on Capital spend through interaction with key Business areas.
Internal Controls & Compliance: Update Sarbanes-Oxley documentation on an annual basis and provide support for all testing validation completed by Internal Audit. Ensure compliance to all internal control requirements within General Accounting department. Assist in audit process within Controller area to ensure accurate controls in key areas, specifically within Capital Spending, Contract Management and Coupa Procurement System.
Capital Spending: Oversee all processes related to Fixed Assets, including Capital expenditure tracking, monitoring and forecasting, retirement of fixed assets and on-going maintenance of the fixed asset system. Enforce compliance to capital spending policy (SD620) on a consistent basis and provide ad hoc reporting related to capital spend and fixed assets.
Advertising Analysis: Oversee the processes related to tracking and analyzing our Advertising expense and forecast, along with any follow-up related to any variances to the budget.
Contract Management: Ensure compliance to our corporate policy regarding contracts and RFPs. Oversee the Contract Management process, including providing reporting related to expiring contracts and non-compliance regarding non-merchandise spending. Work with key business areas on managing their non-merchandise spend and vendor contracts, including coordinating monthly contract review meetings, set sourcing strategies for upcoming buys and assist in execution of RFPs.
Strategy Support: Support the various Strategic Initiatives impacting the Finance area, including the Indirect Spend Strategic Initiative by assisting the Sourcing Team with contracts and business case analysis, the BOSS Initiative through adhoc reports and analysis, and the Development of New Business Models thru various financial support.
Education Requirements
Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree - Accounting / Finance.
Preferred: Master’s in Business Administration, Accountancy or Finance.
Required: Manager, 5+ years in Accounting, Finance or equivalent experience
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.