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Staples Lead II Accountant in Framingham, Massachusetts

Lead II Accountant

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 :

  • Oversee the accounting and collection of 2.0B annual promo income

  • Supervise and provide direction to a team of 4 exempt associates in the collection, accounting, and reporting $2B vendor promotional revenue, including the hiring of staff, providing training and support and development

  • Meet with key vendors to resolve issues and implement process improvements

  • Manage the monthly close process and ensure proper controls and accounting are maintained

  • Ensure reconciliations are completed accurately and on time

  • Ensure Sarbanes Oxley documentation is up to date and controls are in place

  • Support quarterly financial review with external auditors and ensure all support is provided accurately and on time as it relates to Vendor AR

  • Oversee the monthly roadmap meetings and discussions with DMM’s and Category Merchants to ensure all vendor programs are captured in ATS and accounted for appropriately

  • Partner with Merchandising to identify and resolve issues and implement process improvements

  • Provide insights to management on forecast roadmaps, cushion, and risks

What you bring to the table :

  • Understanding of vendor program agreements and knowledge of ATS system preferred

  • Ability to work independently within tight deadlines and balance workload effectively while keeping manager informed of issues

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Proven leadership skills within a team environment

  • Proven ability to motivate staff and execute at high performance standards

  • Well-developed interpersonal and motivational skills

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management

  • Must be able to make decisions based on interpretation of contracts

Qualifications :

What’s needed- Basic Qualifications

  • 6 – 8 years’ relevant work experience

What’s needed- Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance

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.

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