Staff Accountant

Bluestem Brands Inc. - Eden Prairie, MN (30+ days ago)2.8


Bluestem Brands, Inc. is the parent company to 13 dynamic, eCommerce retail brands. We have one mission: to build a dynamic retail enterprise that wins with direct-to-consumer excellence and entrepreneurial-minded employees focused on serving our customers’ unique needs. Our leadership is responsive and supportive, empowering those smart and passionate employees who drive our success. We are continually innovating and improving: we take risks, learn from mistakes and celebrate success as a team.

You work hard, and you deserve more than just a paycheck. Bluestem works to do what’s right for employees. From the big things (great benefits, employee discounts and incentive plans) to small touches (jeans-every-day dress code), this is the place you’ll want to be. And we don’t just talk about work-life balance, we try to live it. Join the Bluestem Brands team to make an impact, be inspired and be valued, every day.

We are seeking a Staff Accountant for Bluestem Brands to be located at our office in Eden Prairie.

What you’ll do:
Manage accounting processes for areas of business supported.
Coordinate the month end close process including maintaining a detailed checklist on SharePoint, communicating with business partners and proactively troubleshooting issues as they arise throughout the close.
Improve the close process by working with various departments to identify efficiencies.
Process accounting entries such as inventory adjustments, vendor accruals and prepaid invoicing.
Process timely account reconciliations each month, including providing detailed variance explanations of specific accounts. Research reconciling items and partner with business to identify process improvements, as needed.
Coordinate requested items, as needed, for internal and external audits.
Inventory Accounting (85%)

Managing Inventory accounts and roll forward calculations, including partial shipments, freight, dropship and premiums.
Partner with other business units in assessing rates used across all inventory calculations.
Tie-out reports from various accounting systems related to inventory.
Manage Liquidation process and calculations.
Weekly reporting for Treasury.
Perform account reconciliations for related balance sheet accounts.
Accounts Payable and Vendor Accounting (10%)

Manage various Accounts Payable accounts related to overhead and inventory invoices
Partner with other business units in assessing purchase orders and close out timing.
Tie-out reports from various accounting systems related to inventory.
Perform account reconciliations for related balance sheet accounts.
Prepaid Accounting (5%)

Manage and enforce prepaid policy across the business
Perform applicable journal entries related to prepaid accounting
Perform account reconciliations for related balance sheet accounts.

What you’ll need:
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting and 2-3 years of accounting experience
Specific experience in inventory accounting preferred
Excellent Excel skills required.
Ability to successfully coordinate multiple projects, priorities and schedules simultaneously, meeting all deadlines.
Attention to detail producing high quality work products.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills.

Job Grade: B3

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