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Accountant II - General Ledger

at Safeway Stores, Inc.

Posted: 10/5/2017
Job Reference #: 189457

Job Description

Job Title:
Accountant II - General Ledger

001 Safeway Inc




Position Category:
Finance & Accounting

Requisition Number:

Job Description:
The Albertsons Companies are working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The organization includes 2,230 stores, 27 distribution facilities and 19 manufacturing plants with over 250,000 employees across 34 states and the District of Columbia. The company is privately owned with supermarkets across the country that include: Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randall’s, Tom Thumb, Carrs, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw’s, Star Market, Super Saver, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos.

The Accounting team has an opening for an Accountant in the General Ledger Department. This position is located in the National Services Center in Phoenix, AZ.

* Four year college degree in accounting
* Three or more years accounting experience in a larger organization with mainframe-based accounting systems
* Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
* Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Access and Excel
* Superior customer service attitude and interpersonal skills
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* High degree of accuracy, initiative, and adaptability
* Detail oriented with solid analytical skills
* Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
* Self motivated and ability to complete tasks with a minimum of supervision
* Independent decision making
* Honest and trustworthy, exhibiting sound business ethics

Key Responsibilities
* Prepare periodic financial statements/reports for management or various state and local governmental taxing authorities
* Responsible for coordinating and ensuring all tasks are completed on time for respective division(s).
* Take the lead on projects requiring research, organization, communication and problem resolution
* Liaison between NASC General Ledger department and Division/Distribution Center Finance
* Responsible for providing guidance to internal/external customers
* Support team members on accounting issues
* Accountable for maintaining departmental applications and system functionalities requiring a high level of decision making and technical abilities
* Coordinate audits conducted by internal/external entities on accounting practices/processes, reporting, tax returns
* Conduct special studies and develop or recommend accounting methods and procedures
* Create standard and adhoc reports utilizing various applications: QMF, DME, Essbase, Access, Excel, ODBC
* Train and assist Associates and Clerks in specific accounting tasks and in the use of systems
* Contribute and participate in all team activities
* Maintain balance sheet account reconciliations
* Be a mentor; lead by example. Provide positive reinforcement/constructive feedback
* Handle conflict and issues while maintaining the self-esteem of others
* Participate and support all team activities while contributing to motivate others
* Any and all job duties assigned


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