Burlington Staff Accountant I in Burlington, New Jersey


If you want an exciting job with one of the largest off-price retailers in the nation, join the Finance Team at Burlington Stores, Inc.! Are you a detail-oriented accounting professional with experience with doing accruals and journal entries? Would you thrive in an environment that encourages creativity and thinking outside the box? Are you a team-player who would work well in a fast-paced finance department where you have to think on your feet and solve problems as they emerge? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you!

Position Summary:

This position addresses daily issues as it relates to assisting departments they support (which includes booking journal entries, calculation of accruals, researching data, providing direction as to Burlington’s accounting policies). Majority of the workload is on a monthly cycle. Job supports fiscal closings and account reconciliations which directly impact financial statements. Quarterly closes include assisting auditors by preparing analysis and obtaining supporting documentation.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform monthly close and analysis for financial accounting. Prepare journal entries and accrual calculations. Develop schedules and reports to conduct variance analysis, investigate variances and analyze drivers. Ensures data integrity by identifying errors/trends in accounting data to improve accuracy, timeliness and general flow of accounting data.

  • Prepare work papers and roll forwards, supporting schedules and documentation to support month end close.

  • Assist functional areas by providing data, aid in preparation of monthly journal entries, provide guidance on proper coding of invoices and allocation of costs and maintaining proper accounting policies.

  • Partner with FP&A and Business Support to determine how plans/forecasts are calculated. Analyze and review forecast to actual results on both consolidated level and by location and department. Prepare summarized variance explanations.

  • Respond promptly and correctly to inquiries from internal and external auditors.

  • Assist with routine and ad-hoc reporting.

Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred. 0-3 years experience in an accounting role. Proficiency in Excel and Accounting/Financial Systems experience preferred. Basic knowledge of accounting processes, procedures, and financial statements desired. Strong Analytical skills helpful. Experience with Oracle Financial and/or Cognos a big plus.
Posting Number 2018-83562
Location US-NJ-Burlington
Address 1830 Route 130 North
Zip Code 08016
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Career Site Category Corporate
Position Category Finance
Evergreen Yes