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Requisition Number 17-0360
Post Date 8/9/2017
Title Associate Staff Accountant
City Red Wing
State MN
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The Associate Staff Accountant is responsible for ensuring that sales procedures and controls are operating properly and are in compliance with Red Wing Shoe Company’s retail store policies. The associate staff accountant performs a combination of established accounting duties to validate the accuracy of sales and cash transactions and balances. This position will require the use of auditing skills to review sales data and detect errors that may be due to fraud, technology breakdowns, or accounting inaccuracies.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Performs daily reviews and validations of sales activities for retail stores to maintain the integrity of stores’ end of day activities. Ensures cash drawer beginning and ending balances are at required amounts, verifies cash deposits are accurate and reconciled, identifies accounting inaccuracies, and communicates findings to the store support team.
• Completes daily reconciliations of transactional level details. Selects, examines, and tests transaction details for completeness and accuracy. Scrutinizes store expense paid outs for accuracy, legitimacy, and trends.
• Assists with the record keeping of store financial transactions and results. Uploads transactional details into financial systems.
• Documents and communicates findings, negative trends and training needs to manager, store support team, store manager and Regional Operation Managers as directed. Escalates areas of concern to manager on a timely basis.
• Interacts with the Retail Financial Services Team on point-of-sale (POS) transaction issues and store processing errors. Participates in development and training opportunities.
• Assists the Retail General Ledger team with monthly balance sheet reconciliations including gathering supporting documentation and preparing correcting journal entries.
• Completes other accounting administrative duties including but not limited to: open and route retail accounting mail, maintenance of record retention for retail accounting files, pull supporting documentation for annual and interim audit testing.
Requirements EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
• Associate’s degree (A.A.) in Accounting or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Customer service oriented team player with ability to pay close attention to detail.
• Previous experience and understanding of retail store operations/accounting transactions including point-of-sale systems is preferred.
• Experience with accounting and financial reporting systems, such as ERP systems and Retail transaction platforms is preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
• Knowledge of US GAAP and accounting practices
• Intermediate computer skills in Excel, Word and other Microsoft Suite tools.
• Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Active listening skills.
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work well in a team.
• Ability to learn and use multiple systems and applications.
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Office environment

Red Wing Shoe Company will not be using recruitment agencies or firms to fill this position and we will not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate information. No agency calls please. #CB
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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