Staff Accountant - IT and Store Expense in Grapevine, TX at GameStop

Date Posted: 9/9/2019

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Description:

The Staff Accountant, IT & Expense, 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 Staff Accountant, IT & Expense, performs accounting duties in support of GameStop’s IT and Omnichannel organizations, Game Informer magazine, and various other general office departments and store expenses. To succeed in this role, the accountant develops business acumen that allows him/her to understand and discuss business and accounting drivers of financial results. He/she builds impactful working relationships to support business partners and to ensure all financial transactions are timely recorded and supported.

The staff accountant will play a key role in the monthly accounting cycle and will assist his/her supervisor with special projects, as necessary, with an emphasis on improving team processes and procedures and more effectively reporting on ongoing operations. The associate will interact with his/her supervisor several times a week to receive guidance and feedback.
 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Provide accounting support to various business units and departments as assigned
  • Coordinate with business partners to identify monthly accruals
  • Prepare and record journal entries
  • Analyze and explain business drivers of balance sheet and income statement variances
  • Prepare, maintain, and understand balance sheet reconciliations
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis as request by management
  • Prepare audit schedules and assist the auditors in their inquiries
  • Assist in special projects and reports as needed within the general scope of this role
  • Maintain strict confidentiality required of company financial data
  • Proactively collaborate within the scope of the role to simplify processes, enhance financial analysis, strengthen controls, and better leverage financial systems.
  • Display excellent verbal and written communication to internal and external customers
  • Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization
  • Model team commitment by adhering to the team's expectations and guidelines; meeting deadlines; and by being cooperative, collaborative, and flexible
  • Model the behaviors expected of all GameStop leaders including, but not limited to, a drive for results, with a demonstrable bias for action; high levels of emotional intelligence, maturity, and professionalism;  giving, receiving and responding to feedback effectively; a consistently high service orientation; and demonstrable commitments to diversity, inclusion, a respectful workplace, and integrity
     

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
  • Information Monitoring – Establishes ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it
  • Managing Work - Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently in a high paced environment
  • 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
  • Decision Making – Compares data from different sources to draw conclusions and takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences
  • Continuous Improvement- Originates action to improve existing conditions and processes; uses appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement solutions, and measure impact

BASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of general accounting experience
  • SOX experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and optimize the use of technologies preferred
  • Retail experience preferred
  • Must be detailed oriented

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Working ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated capacity for gathering and scrutinizing data to identify issues, opportunities, patterns, and sustainable business solutions
  • 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
  • Ability to work under demanding time constraints and production goals
  • 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