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Intermediate Treasury Staff Accountant

Job ID 7983 Date posted 09/18/2020 Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
We are Aaron’s - an industry leader in the sales and lease-to-own retail industry known for quality brand names and superior customer service. We provide our team members the opportunity to reach their full potential in a team-oriented, high-energy, recognition-based environment with competitive pay and benefits. This is much more than a job – it is a career with purpose.


This position provides day-to-day accounting support to the functional area.Provides accurate, timely and relevant financial information to internal and external clients and customers in order to achieve the functional area’s objectives. Responsibilities include: general accounting, inter/intra company activity, account reconciliation, close and month-end processing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, reporting and variance analysis.Requires familiarity of commonly used accounting concepts, practices, policies and procedures such as GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley. Typically reports to a Senior Accountant or Accounting Manager.

This position is different from the Staff I position based on the significance of the work being performed due to the complexity of transaction(s) and/or the need for higher level understanding and review due to the financial impact if an error were to occur.In addition, there is further focus on developing analytical and decision making skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Analyze and prepare standard entries and non-standard journal entries

Gather high transaction volume data from multiple sources including internal departments and vendors to meet strict month end close deadlines

Analyze P&L accounts to proactively note and potentially resolve large variances from month to month

Use accounting judgment with situational data in order to properly represent general ledger accounting coding in journal preparation and supporting schedules

Assist Aaron’s associates and managers to resolve issues and research inquiries from managers and executives

Identify and correct potential items requiring reclassification and determine if process changes are needed to avoid future issues.

Review general ledger and maintain subsidiary ledger accounts, if appropriate

Research and resolve questions related to general ledger items

Assess and understand the relationships between the balance sheet and P&L

Reconcile the general ledger to the subsidiary ledger or other supporting detail according to scheduled deadlines

Review and resolve more complex reconciling items

Prepare and validate both standard entries and manual journal entries on a timely basis

Prepare quarterly and annual schedules for other departments and internal and external audit

Have a thorough working knowledge of company’s accounting policies and procedures, as well as, other departmental policies and procedures

Continuously evaluate processes for efficiencies and highlight possible improvements

Required Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required;

Working toward CPA, desirable

Minimum of 2 years general accounting experience; 1-2 years of general ledger exposure

Knowledge of GAAP, month end close process and balance sheet reconciliation procedures

Intermediate MS Office skills (Excel - familiar with use of vLookup, Pivot Tables and manipulation of large datasets)

Preferred working knowledge of Lawson Financial Suite or other ERP

Required Skills and Competencies:

Deadline driven with strong research, analysis, organizational, and time management skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Team members enjoy access to career training and advancement opportunities, and are
rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes: 
  • Paid time off including vacation days, sick days and holidays
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Disability benefits
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Team Member purchase discounts
About Aaron’s
At Aaron’s we offer sales and lease-to-ownership of specialty items including furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and accessories throughout the United States and Canada. Our customers shop at Aaron’s for the same reason you should choose us for the next step in your career – our ability to positively influence people’s lives. If you are looking for a company with the passion and dedication to make a difference in the lives of customers and team members alike, join us today.

Aaron's is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, celebrates our team members' differences, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, pregnancy, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military duty, gender expression, genetic information, or any other protected class. Candidates who require accommodation during the recruitment process should contact

Aaron's is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
LOCATION: Kennesaw, Georgia View Map

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