Accountant II


This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

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The Accountant II is responsible for managing spreadsheet-based processes and applying financial accounting concepts for the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger. Tasks include responsibility for various aspects of accounting including monthly journal entries and account reconciliations. Completion of these tasks will require collaboration with other departments as well as certain third parties.
  • Manage underlying data, supporting documentation and spreadsheet-based calculations to support accounting accuracy and completeness.
  • Accurately book required journal entries to reflect activities. Examples include amortization and depreciation schedules, prepaid and accrued accounts, receivables, returns reserve, supplies and equity.
  • Manage account reconciliation process by analyzing balance sheet account balances, assembling clear support for activity, and providing accurate and concise explanations for variances.
  • Other essential tasks may occur as directed by your supervisor.

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent experience. Advanced degree or CPA preferred
  • Ability to work and function independently, prioritize and manage multiple tasks/assignments and consistently meet deadlines
  • Good understanding of GAAP
  • Experience: 2-5 years accounting experience in either public accounting or corporate accounting

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-changing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and strong interest in advancement
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Advanced PC proficiency including Microsoft Excel


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

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