General Accountant I

Posted Date: Sep-18-2018

Job ID: 12075

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: Kent Headquarters

What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by reviewing, balancing, and posting financial data to the general ledger in an accurate and timely manner. Additional contributions include:

  • Performs routine general ledger account analysis and makes adjusting entries
  • Researches and posts account corrections in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal account definitions
  • Initiates, develops, and implements process improvements
  • Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission
  • Reviews, balances, and posts financial data from multiple systems to the general ledger
  • Reconciles less complex balance sheet accounts and works to resolve discrepant items in a timely manner
  • Resolves cash posting issues directly with stores, banks, or cash management
  • Processes business license forms with payment and in accordance with local licensing requirements
  • Matches and clears transactions in open-item managed accounts
  • Prepares weekly deposits for cash and checks received at REI headquarters
  • Processes customer check requests originating at the retail stores
  • Reviews, balances, and processes interfaces from external sources to the general ledger
  • Serves as backup support to other team members
  • Maintains awareness of all activities and issues that could impact daily operations and service levels
  • Recommends and helps develop and implement workflow improvements
  • Identifies issues and brings inconsistencies and problems to the attention of management

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Minimum 2+ years accounting experience or Associate Accounting degree
  • Solid understanding of multiple financial systems
  • Prior experience using Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Basic understanding of how to apply GAAP to general ledger accounting
  • Apply analytical and problem-solving skills in the absence of complete information
  • Utilize business math calculations in everyday tasks
  • Maintain confidentiality around sensitive employee and company information
  • Actively participate and collaborate with colleagues and cross-divisional partners for the achievement of business goals
  • Use business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the resolution of problems and the pursuit of business opportunities
  • Consolidate information from various sources to reach sound decisions
  • Consider the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers
  • Work smart by setting effective goals, prioritizing work, and staying organized
  • Communicate concisely and accurately through different methods and in varied situations
  • Build rapport and be influential with people at all levels, both inside and outside the organization
  • Act upon opportunities and involve others in the accomplishment of organizational goals
  • Challenge the status quo, champion change, and influence others to change

Why you'll love it here

We’re a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our 6 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 has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 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 12,000 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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1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

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(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

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(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

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