Senior Manager - Accounting

Posted Date: Aug- 6-2020

Job ID: 17986

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Bellevue

State: Washington

Store: Greater Seattle Area



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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by leading the Accounting team, managing with excellence within the established accounting policies of the Co-op and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The leader in this role is responsible for directing and managing the Accounting team and providing coaching and development for both managers and individual contributor staff. This position engages regularly with divisions across the organization, providing leadership, guidance and expertise related to accounting, financial, logistical and operational issues, including related systems and processes. This role will help to foster continuous process improvement within the department and ensure the strategic vision on the Controllership is achieved. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission


  • Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results
  • Drives and 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
  • Oversight of all day to day accounting operations and teams
  • Manage, monitor, and review monthly and annual close processes
  • Assess internal control environment and identify and communicate internal control issues and opportunities
  • Develop and oversee continuous process improvement initiatives to gain operational efficiencies and automate manual tasks
  • Consistently evaluate for opportunities that will lead to current and future efficiencies and engagement
  • Own and execute against controllership strategic initiatives and achievement of deliverables
  • Assist and provide guidance where needed with the external audit and auditors
  • Develop managers and team members providing continual coaching, feedback, and guidance
  • Oversee or support cross-divisional projects and initiatives providing leadership and financial expertise
  • Develop and maintain cross-divisional relationships and be a finance resource for business partners as they make business decisions
  • Provide support for other ad hoc analyses and projects as needed.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • CPA license
  • 10+ years of relevant and progressive experience, with a preference for a background including both public accounting and industry experience
  • 3+ years of previous accounting management experience in a mid to large corporate environment
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles specific to inventory and fixed assets
  • Solid understanding of financial systems; SAP experience preferred. Strong understanding of internal controls and accounting policies
  • Ability to understand complex financial calculations and analysis
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and motivational skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to prepare for and present to senior leaders
  • 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. 
  • Creates a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best
  • Establishes trust and inspires others
  • Makes effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with REI's values and ethics
  • Delivers on commitments and holds others to same
  • Champions the organization and advocates solutions in the overall Company's best interest
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities. 
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers
  • Effectively plans and executes change.

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 – 23 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 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 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

NEW YORK CORRECTION LAW
ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

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.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(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.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.