Senior Accountant in Grapevine at GameStop

Date Posted: 10/8/2020

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Description:

SUMMARY

The Senior Accountant, Revenue, is a critical member of the U.S. Accounting team, participating in creating, analyzing, and reporting timely and accurate financial information for management and investors. Working independently, the Senior Accountant, Revenue performs accounting functions which directly impact video game brand sales and gross margin including revenue recognition; vendor cooperative advertising; gift card program and various customer liabilities.  This position will report to the Manager, Global Revenue and will also work closely with others in corporate accounting, finance, external reporting, merchandising, tax, legal, treasury, external and internal auditors, and IT.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Work closely with our merchandise and accounts receivable teams to ensure vendor cooperative agreements are recorded accurately
  • Record monthly sales journal ensuring accurate financial impact for revenue, cost of sales and liabilities related to our video game brand sales
  • Perform accounting for customer liabilities including, but not limited to, gift cards, trade credits and reservations
  • Perform the reconciliation process between our third-party gift card processor and our General Ledger balance
  • Help perform a detailed review of staff accountant’s balance sheet reconciliations and journal entry support
  • Proactively research accounting guidance pertaining to assigned areas and ensure all accounting is in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Document account procedures and accounting treatment for assigned areas
  • Build, develop, and sustain productive cross-functional relationships throughout the organization
  • Work with business partners on new programs that may impact sales to understand flow of information and determine appropriate accounting treatment
  • Work collaboratively with department members to identify process improvements that lead to more accurate, efficient, and sustainable department outcomes
  • Support the ongoing updating and testing of Sarbanes/Oxley 404 controls as process changes occur or as new risks are identified
  • Model the high level of customer service expected of all GameStop associates including responding to voice mails and emails within organizationally defined timeframes, completing projects as committed, responding to others’ feedback appropriately, and making optimal use of organizationally limited resources by offering assistance to other functional teams when appropriate
  • Assist in special projects and reports as needed within the general scope of this role
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis as request by management
  • Prepare audit schedules and assist the auditors in their inquiries
  • Maintain strict confidentiality required of company financial data
  • Display excellent verbal and written communication to internal and external customers
  • Model team commitment by adhering to the team's expectations and guidelines; meeting deadlines; and by being cooperative, collaborative, and flexible

RELATED COMPETENCIES

  • Communication - Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message
  • Technical and/or Professional Knowledge and Skills - Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Analytical Proficiency - Leverages extensive knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods to identify, organize, interpret, and report data needed by organizational decision makers to achieve favorable business outcomes
  • Continuous Improvement - Originates action to improve existing conditions and processes; uses appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement solutions, and measure impact
  • Creating a Service Reputation - Modeling for others service behaviors that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs; using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to resolve difficult customer situations and to retain customer confidence
  • Becoming a Business Advisor - Adding customer equity by creating valued business partnerships with customers; proactively identifying business opportunities for the customer; conveying a firm understanding of the customer's business interests and related concerns.

BASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 3+ years of progressive accounting experience required
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • CPA certification or candidate preferred
  • SOX experience preferred

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Proficient knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Proficient ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English
  • Expert ability to gather, analyze, interpret, and report complex data
  • Ability to recognize discrepancies/errors in data/information and to respond to work errors in a professional manner, working collaboratively and cooperatively with others
  • Possess proficient analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Proficient ability to manage multiple, overlapping priorities in a high-demand, customer-centric work environment
  • Proficient ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others
  • Demonstrated ability to model customer-focused behaviors leading to outstanding customer experiences
  • Consistently demonstrates a commitment to GameStop policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities
  • Demonstrated learning agility to respond favorably to rapidly evolving systems, applications, organizational objectives, and internal processes
  • Proficient knowledge of office computer platforms and applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of Dynamics GP (Great Plains) preferred
  • Proficient project planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities