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Lead Accountant II

Company: Staples
Location: Framingham
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

**Staples is business to business.** **You're what binds us together.**Our talented finance team partners with every area of the business to drive results and provide financial expertise. We are passionate about analyzing and interpreting information to assess performance and provide guidance. Our team serves as a true partner and advisor to all our business leaders; working with them to accelerate the company's profitability and growth.**What you'll be doing:**+ **Partner with other departments to create and maintain processes to properly account for respective areas on the balance sheet.**+ **Ensure sufficient controls are in place with respect to these areas and maintain related SOX narratives.**+ **Compile journal entries monthly and maintain a two-day close.**+ **Analyze accounts monthly through balance sheet reconciliation process.**+ **Review accounts reconciliations completed by on-shore or Cap Gemini off-shore accounting team**+ **Partner with Cap Gemini off-shore team to process map areas to implement efficiencies in processes**+ **Perform reporting and forecasting for related balance sheet and P lines**+ **Support internal and external auditors on audit requests.**+ **Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to 1-2 associates**+ **Perform ad hoc analysis****Qualifications :****What you bring to the table:**+ **Supports the accounting team and the Retail and NAD businesses through month end close and the preparation of our financial statements.**+ **Supports various business partners in accounting execution and in providing insight to the figures.**+ **Supports the business as part of the Center of Excellence support function.**+ **Look for new ways of ensuring accuracy through the implementation of various systemic/monitoring controls.**+ **Suggest/execute ways of making processes more streamlined.****What's needed- Basic Qualifications**+ **6+ years of related work experience**+ **Highly motivated**+ **Strong analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills**+ **Ability to work within a team**+ **Strong communication skills**+ **Supervisory skills****What's needed- Preferred Qualifications**+ **Bachelor's degree in accounting preferred**+ CPA preferred but not required**We Offer:**+ **Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups**+ **Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule (7 observed paid holidays)**+ **Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness** **programs, and more** **perks and benefits (https://careers.staples.com/Staples-Life/Benefits)**_Interested in joining the team? Check out our_ _perks and benefits_ _!__Staples believes Inclusion is a verb and we encourage diversity of thinking and ideas as well as backgrounds and experiences. 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._

Keywords: Staples, Framingham , Lead Accountant II, Accounting, Auditing , Framingham, Massachusetts

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