Sr Accountant I


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 Senior Accountant I is responsible for managing complex spreadsheet-based processes and applying financial accounting concepts for the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger. Specific tasks will vary by role but can include maintaining amortization schedules, reclassing between prepaid and accrued accounts, managing the account reconciliation process, forecasting and budgeting, collaborating with IT to develop financial systems, and maintaining clear lines of communication with both internal and external partners. The Senior Accountant I is expected to complete these tasks with limited supervision and needs to be able to operate in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Manage spreadsheet-based calculations for journal entries including amortization schedules, reclasses between prepaid and accrued accounts, receivable collection and evaluation, etc.
  • Manage account reconciliation process by analyzing balance sheet account balances and assembling clear support for activity.
  • Prepare forecasts and budgets. Collaborate with Finance to identify variances and either provide explanations or post correcting entries.
  • Collaborate with IT department to correct systemic issues and ensure effective functioning of financial systems.
  • Identify and take ownership for process improvements. Update and maintain effective internal control processes and procedures.
  • Other essential tasks may occur as directed by your supervisor.

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work and function independently, prioritize and manage multiple tasks/assignments and consistently meet deadlines
  • Prior Cost Accounting Experience Preferred, Not Required
  • CPA designation or working towards CPA a plus
  • 5- 7 years experience in public accounting or corporate accounting preferably in Retail

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Experience working with inventory and logistics a plus
  • Project management experience a plus
  • Ability to work in team environment and manage maintain positive cross functional relationships
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Organizational skills - ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong proficiency with Excel
  • Ability to learn and use corporate financial systems


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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