The Wills Group

  • Senior Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-MD-La Plata
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/30/2019 10:06 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Accounting department is currently in search of a Senior, Staff Accountant. The incumbent reports directly to the Retail Accounting Manager in the performance of duties. The incumbent is to be knowledgeable of all general ledger sources and the flow of accounting data. The essential function of the Senior, Staff Accountant is to ensure and maintain the accuracy of all convenience store financial reporting, month end close out and to provide direct support to our convenience store managers and franchisees.

    The Senior, Staff Accountant will also be responsible for leading the C-Store Specialist and C-Store Coordinator, including but not limited to human resource objectives by selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counselling, communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, appraising, recommending compensation actions, and ensuring adherence to policies and procedures.


    The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment, leading a small team, utilizing accounting best practices, reviewing and analysing data.


    • Maintain a high level of service as provided in our corporate philosophy
    • Prepares journal entries and accrual entries for the month-end closing
    • Assists the Retail Accounting Manager in verification of accuracy in monthly operating statement preparation for Dash In. Review revenue share operation statement and gross profit calculation to insure the reports match. Prepare all reports to be uploaded to the franchise portal at the close of each month.
    • Monitors, researches and reviews all merchandise inventory values each month to assure accuracy in reporting. Works with many levels of management to resolve issues relating to any merchandise reporting issues. Prepares, reviews and researches all inventory counts and inventory losses booked. 
    • Reconcile, reviews and verifies accuracy of monthly balance sheet accounts relating to convenience stores a defined by Retail Accounting Manager.
    • Analyzes key accounts, such as; cash over/short, drive-offs and transfer vendor on a continual basis so that management may be informed of any problems prior to month end. (review before month end close out).
    •  Prepares analytical spreadsheets for convenience store managers and franchisees upon area manager’s request and emails. Review and manage Account receivable / Open account balance for Dash In C-store locations (DISR and RevShare locations) including Revsh rent and rounding error reclass.  
    • Maintains store retail table in Dynamics AX, ensuring it is updated accurately and timely for changeovers of stores of operators including fuel, mdse and carwash parameter,
    • Prepares and reconciles carwash reporting for all Splash In sites. Analyze carwash reporting for proper profitability by site. Ensure that all programs are administered properly.Performs special projects, scope project, design and testing plan, accounting and analytical work as requested and in support of the department.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting required
    • Master’s Degree in accounting/finance, a plus
    • Team centric attitude
    • Self-directed
    • Strong oral, written, and presentation skills
    • Commitment to values-driven and culturally diverse work environment
    • Analysis and research skills
    • 5+ years in a staff accountant type role or higher with experience in general ledger and financial reporting.
    • Strong knowledge of financial spreadsheets is required.
    • Strong excel skills


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