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Senior Accountant (Hybrid)

Lincolnshire, Illinois, United States

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Job ID 1991 Category Finance, Accounting & Real Estate Date posted 02/02/2024 Remote On-site

Staples is business to business. You’re what binds us together.

Quill is a valuable part of the Staples family of brands. Since 1956, Quill has held its position as a leader in office supplies.

Acquired by Staples in 1998, Quill delivers the essential services, solutions, and award-winning customer support to help our customers – and our people – thrive. When you partner with Quill, as a customer or as an associate, every workday is more rewarding. 

From paper, ink & toner, to technology and custom print, we deliver the right products at the right value, plus an unmatched assortment of over 900 instant rewards available with every order.

What you’ll be doing:

·         Drive Quill’s financial monthly close process; ensure conformity with GAAP as well as internal guidelines and procedures.

·         Work with Finance and Merchandising business partners to invoice vendors for promotions and follow up with vendors where required.

·         Reconcile the sales sub ledger to Oracle Financials and explain discrepancies.

·         Support month-end and year-end close process including Sarbanes Oxley Controls.

·         Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures.

·         Establish strong working relationships with internal, key functional area leaders, helping them navigate the financial details of their business.

·         Work effectively with finance colleagues to ensure timely, efficient, and accurate deliverables.

·         Support the monthly/weekly/budget sales/demand models working closely with FP&A team.

·         Own all margin related variance analysis, forecasting and margin models as it pertains to Vendor Funded Coupons (VFC), Volume Rebates (VR) and other margins.

·         Own booking to net sales bridge with command and control over R&A, cancellations, etc

·         Supports our marketing, SDS (technology) capex/opex and all other SG&A leaders to maintain the general ledger and drive a formal forecast (including budget – Bottom-up build)

·         Prepare and presents performance reporting for SG&A (i.e., Marketing costs), including variance drivers of performance and forecasts by working with each cost center owner.

·         Maintain/Enhance daily sales, margin, AOV and other operational metrics reporting for the business.

What you bring to the table:

·         Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with Business Unit and Finance partners.

·         Accuracy and attention to detail.

·         Exceptional planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work.

·         A curious mindset to "peak around the corner" and look for improvements.

·         In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

·         MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables.

What’s needed- Basic Qualifications:

·         2+ years of accounting experience

·         BS degree in Accounting, Finance

·         Ability to be present at the Quill office at a minimum of 3 days per week.

What’s needed- Preferred Qualifications:

·         Relevant certification (e.g. CPA)

·         Experience with Oracle Financials

We Offer:

·         Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups

·         Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule

·         Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness programs, and more!

At Staples, “inclusion” is an action word. It represents what we do to ensure that all employees feel valued and supported to contribute to their fullest potential. When we operate inclusively, diversity naturally follows. This is why we work hard to foster an inclusive culture, as we seek employees with unique and varied perspectives and areas of expertise. The result is a better workplace and innovative thinking that helps us exceed our customers’ expectations -- through the power of the people behind our iconic brand.

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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