Sr Accountant I

Overview

About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the Express.com online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the Bonobos.com online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the UpWest.com online store. Express, Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please vis it www.express.com/investor and for more information about our brands, please visit www.express.com , www.bonobos.com or www.upwest.com .

Location Name

Columbus Corporate Headquarters

Responsibilities

The Sr 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 Sr Accountant I is expected to complete these tasks with limited supervision and needs to be able to operate in a time-sensitive environment.

The Sr Accountant I could work across one or more of the following functions: Sales Audit, Lease, Inventory, Fixed Assets or Financial Reporting:
  • 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
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Experience: 5-7 years accounting experience in either public accounting or corporate accounting; preferably in Retail
  • 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

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Possess practical experience/working knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Ability to work in team environment and maintain positive cross functional relationships
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Organizational skills - ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other associates and outside vendors and maintain the highest level of company integrity
  • 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


Closing

An equal opportunity employer, Express, Inc. does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express, Inc. only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to AssociateRelations@Express.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express, Inc. will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.