Staff Accountant, General Accounting

Jo-Ann Stores Support Center, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
USD 40.00 - 80.00
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
The Staff Accountant, General Accounting position is responsible for various month-end close activities specific to the General Accounting department as well as other areas within the Company. These responsibilities include journal entries, accruals, weekly forecast updates, and account reconciliations used to support internal and external financial results. Additional responsibilities include supporting the non-merchandise procurement system specifically around forecast / budget spending and contract management compliance. This position requires frequent interaction with the IT and Indirect Spend departments.

General Accounting is responsible for the controls around capital spending of approximately $40 to 80 Mil per year. Overseeing the contract management process for all non-merchandise purchases.
  • Financial Close Process (monthly, quarterly, and yearly) - Prepares and processes journal entries and accruals, and analyze key account reconciliations or other internal reporting as outlined on the Department Checklist. Facilitate meetings and/or coordinate the transfer of information with other departments to ensure policy compliance for areas such as capital spend and pre-paid accounting.
  • Business Support (IT) - Leads and provides reporting of actual spend versus budget/forecast analysis to the supported business, along with any follow-up related to large variances. Also includes the daily monitoring and tracking of capital expenditures and asset creation, pre-paids, approving invoices.
  • Planning / Forecasting - Annually, assists with the Capital Planning creation through coordination with Executives and other Department Leaders. Throughout the year, maintains updated forecasts for these areas via constant
    communication and interaction with Managers, Directors and VP's of the business areas.
  • Non-Merchandise Purchasing System - Reconciles submitted budgets to the financial plan / forecast for the IT area, along with any follow-up related to any variances to the budget. Work with Manager and appropriate department(s) to approve and generate account strings through SAP integration in order for procurement to occur in Coupa. Support all business areas through various System Administrative roles - including tracking of Coupa submitted issues / tickets, assistance in resolving system issues, validation of user integration / set-up and coordination of upgrade / release testing associated with SaaS solution.
  • Contract Management - Supports the processing, tracking, and reporting related to all non-merchandise purchasing contracts. Includes ensuring contracts contain all relevant information and facilitate follow-up communication with business areas as needed. Assist in monitoring contract reporting to ensure all vendors have active contracts, coordinate with appropriate department(s) as contracts begin to expire, etc. in accordance with the corporate policy.
  • Special Projects and Analysis - Perform system testing (SAP and Coupa), support key Finance Strategic Projects and other company initiatives as needed. Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed to support the entire Finance area.

  • Required: 4 year Bachelors Degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Preferred: MBA in Accountancy or FInance

  • Required: 0-2 years

This position will be located at:
5555 Darrow Road Hudson, OH 44236

JOANN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. JOANN is an at-will employer, which means that your employment may be terminated by JOANN or yourself with or without notice or cause unless the at-will arrangement is modified by a written agreement signed by both you and and authorized representative of JOANN.