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Job Title: Senior Inventory Accountant
Company Name: Leslie's
Location: PHOENIX, AZ
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/11/2022
Expire Date: 11/28/2022
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Computers, Software, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Retail/Wholesale, Sales, Broadcasting/Communications, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Senior Inventory Accountant

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our associates and their families, our partners, our communities and our customers. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.

 

Mission/Job Scope:

 

The Senior Inventory Accountant is responsible for the preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, reporting and analysis necessary to ensure the accuracy and completeness of cost of sales, gross margin & inventory accounts in support of the Company’s consignment inventory program with Amazon as well as for the Company’s 900+ stores, distribution centers and E-Comm business. As Leslie’s is a newly public company following an IPO in October 2020, the Senior Inventory Accountant will be involved in developing and administering effective and efficient inventory accounting processes and controls, while ensuring best practice operations and continuous improvement in accuracy and efficiency.  This role requires collaboration and partnership with a wide variety of teams across the business and meeting both recurring and ad hoc requests from customers, internal/external audit and supporting special projects as needed. The position is based at Leslie’s corporate office in Phoenix, Arizona with a hybrid schedule, in office Tuesday through Thursday and work-from-home on Monday and Friday.

 

 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Responsibility for the transactions associated with the Fulfilled by Amazon consignment inventory process, including recording daily sales, researching discrepancies, recording adjustments, analytics on the success of the program, and management reporting.
  • Prepare period-end entries, account reconciliations, and account analyses with appropriate internal control documentation and support for assigned areas, including but not limited to, inventory, sales, cost of goods sold, scrap, and reserves.
  • Facilitate period-end closings by ensuring the accurate and timely completion of the Inventory Accounting Department’s close-related responsibilities while focusing on strategies to drive the reduction of the close timeline.
  • Evaluate, develop, implement, and monitor accounting and operational policies and procedures for owned areas, with an emphasis on improving accuracy and timeliness, reducing risk, and strengthening compliance; especially the reduction of manual, Excel-based activities.
  • Review, investigate, and resolve accounting discrepancies and reconciling items.  
  • Perform detailed variance analysis on assigned accounts to understand reasons for changes and help assure accuracy.
  • Perform transactional research and analysis to identify and resolve issues related to inventory shrink and margin.
  • Responsible for preparation of schedules and analysis that support inventory valuations.
  • Research variances between book and physical inventory values and work with field personnel to resolve inventory variances.
  • Play a hands-on role in the daily inventory accounting operations and work closely with cross-functional groups to develop and maintain effective and efficient processes, procedures, and policies.
  • Recommend, support and implement process improvements to the company's accounting processes, policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures with a focus on internal controls; assist in the improvement of internal control activities.
  • Maintain ownership of key controls related to corporate accounts and processes; update SOX narratives as needed and perform all assigned controls to ensure a strong control environment over assigned processes.
  • Provide internal and external auditors with requested documentation on a timely basis.
  • Create ad-hoc reports and analysis as required.
  • Work with internal clients to understand the activities of the business and the effect on the company’s accounting.
  • Other projects as requested by management.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • CPA designation preferred; MBA a plus.
  • Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP and internal controls required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in public accounting and/or public company accounting function.
  • Experience with inventory accounting and reporting concepts in a retail environment and supply chain knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced competency in Excel and proficient with other Microsoft Office suite products (e.g., Outlook, One Note, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience using ERP software and tools; JDA, Workday Adaptive and Blackline a plus.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships with key business partners
  • Must have excellent work habits, including a commitment to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially during period close and reporting cycles
  • High ethical standards and the ability to maintain confidential information
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills, problem solving skills and presentation skills.
  • Ability to proactively seek out others within the organization to resolve issues
  • Excellent documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis
  • Organized and extremely detail-oriented.
  • Experience in the early stages of a new public company a plus.
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Company Name: Leslie's
Website:https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/LES1001LLPM/JobBoard/3d208252-5319-477e-9cfd-37528d0c7a3a/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=1a9655d2-63a1-4c20-91bd-1fd37a0bca1e
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