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Accountant II

Function: Finance
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 9/10/2019 12:07:02 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1102219
Description

Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired — however and wherever they work today. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. The company operates in North America through eCommerce and direct sales, and is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. 


This role is responsible for lease accounting for all our U.S. locations.  This role is particularly exciting as we are in the process of adopting the FASB’s new lease accounting rules, and we’re implementing a new software tool to help us maintain compliance with the new rules and move our lease accounting to a more systemic approach.  The role will also have certain general accounting responsibilities.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with implementation of new lease accounting rules and related software tool
  • Lead the month-end close process for the lease accounting area
  • Prepare month-end reconciliations for all lease liability and right-of-use asset accounts
  • Review month-end reconciliations prepared by shared service center
  • Act as subject matter expert in the lease accounting area
  • Support the annual budget and monthly forecasts for all lease-related accounts
  • Provide reporting and documentation to business partners and senior management
  • Participate in SOX compliance
  • Make recommendations for and execute process improvements
  • Perform and oversee special projects and ad hoc analysis as needed
  • Work quarterly with the external auditors, preparing and reviewing schedules for their testing
  • Partner with real estate lease administration, legal and multiple other business groups to ensure adequate lease accounting information is received on a timely basis
  • Complete other general accounting close tasks, as required

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum 1-3 years of accounting and/or analysis experience
  • Excellent PC skills, including Microsoft Excel and Word


Preferred Skills

  • Public accounting experience
  • Knowledge of ASC 842
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently within tight deadlines and balance workload effectively while keeping supervisor informed of issues
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Previous Oracle experience  
  • CPA, or progression towards certification


Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits!

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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