Manager-General Accounting

Posted Date: Aug- 2-2016

Job ID: 4822

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Bellevue

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by planning, scheduling, and managing the work of the General Accounting team within the established accounting policies of the organization and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  It is responsible for organizing, maintaining, and directing the general accounting activities and functions. This position provides leadership, guidance and expertise to all divisions with regards to general accounting issues.  It is also responsible for identifying and executing accounting related projects that support company and department strategic initiatives.  Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

Bring your passion and expertise

*Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
*Supports the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote REI key messages.
*Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
*Ensures employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
*Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
*Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
*Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results.
*Establishes and maintains visibility within the department.
*Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action.
*Leads and nurtures a work culture that promotes open, frequent and dynamic communication among staff, stimulating teamwork to accomplish desired goals and objectives

Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance.
CPA license.
5+ years accounting experience.
2+ years of previous accounting management or supervisory experience in a mid to large corporate environment.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Solid understanding of financial systems; SAP experience preferred.
Advanced use of Excel.
Solid understanding of internal controls and account reconciliations.
Ability to understand complex financial calculations and analysis.
Demonstrated effective leadership and motivational skills.
Excellent project management skills.
Effective work methods and good organization and time management skills.
Excellent follow through and attention to detail.
Ability to identify, analyze and objectively solve problems.
Demonstrated commitment to quality customer service and sound judgment.
Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts.

Why you'll love it here

Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a live well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our 5.5 million members have amazing experiences outside—and do the same ourselves. Bring your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 19 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 11,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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