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Sr. Staff Accountant at Williams-Sonoma Inc. in Olive Branch, MS

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Requisition Number: MS-12208
Area of Interest: Accounting - Audit
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: Mississippi
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Senior Staff Accountant

This individual will be responsible for accounting related to our AR portfolio, gift cards, and franchise and global inventory for Williams Sonoma as part of the accounting organization in Olive Branch, MS. Major responsibilities will include reconciliation of general ledger accounts, sub-ledgers, interfaces, and associated due diligence, research and analysis to determine required journal entries or other necessary actions. Support of various audits, SOX requirements and statutory reporting will be a major part of this role. The Sr. Staff Accountant will report to and work closely with the Manager of International Accounting and is also expected to become an integral business partner with business partners across the company. Strong communication skills, a collaborative style and robust analytical and decision making capabilities will be required in order to be successful.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Review customer records and trends in order to recognize potential challenges, identify delinquencies, and consult with customers to resolve issues
* Analysis and research of accounting data across various legal entities and systems
* Preparation of Accounts Receivable account reconciliations, journal entries, support documentation, etc. for activity occurring across brands and entities of Williams Sonoma
* Establish business partnerships with associates and business partners around the world in order to gain a thorough understanding of transaction flows, intercompany impacts, local accounting and audit requirements for purposes of ensuring complete and accurate accounting for complexities of the international business
* Manage month/quarter/year-end activity for international activity to ensure all is accomplished on a timely basis to meet required deadlines internally and externally
* Recognize process improvement opportunities and make recommendations to improve quality, timeliness and accuracy of international transactions and business flows and invoicing and collection procedures
* Participate in business and system projects that impact international accounting
* Ability to plan and lead projects through to completion in conjunction with other leaders throughout the accounting organization

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA a plus

* 3-5 years accounting experience in a complex, global environment
* Strong systems and analytical skills with high attention to detail
* Superior knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, Access or similar software solutions

* Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, international requirements, and analysis & reporting of financial data
* Ability to analyze data and produce reports or presentations
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Strong teamwork and business partnering capabilities
* Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
* Experience and desire to solve challenges via analysis, including suggesting and implementing process improvements to resolve issues or streamline processes

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

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