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Principle Accountant - External Reporting

Job ID 1194389BR Date posted 04/27/2017 Location Mooresville, NC Location Name CSC-Mooresville Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard Employment Type I Regular Employment Type II Full-Time Line of Business Corporate Department 0246 - Consolidated Reporting & Acct.

Job Summary:
The Principle Accountant is primarily responsible for preparing the monthly financial statements and initiating monthly close activities including: the accounting for share-based payment expense, the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share, the preparation of monthly journal entries, and the reconciliation of all related equity accounts. This individual will also have primary responsibility for preparing key disclosures within the Company’s quarterly and annual filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which includes, but is not limited to, filings on Form 10-Q, Form 10-K and Form 11-K. The Principle Accountant is also responsible for preparing the Company’s quarterly and annual XBRL filings.

In addition, the Principal Accountant will draft memos to address Lowe’s accounting policy decisions regarding new or standard transactions entered into by the company. The individual must be able to analyze information provided by the business and research accounting literature to determine the appropriate recording and reporting requirements.

The Principle Accountant will collaborate directly with members within and outside of the Finance organization (Corporate Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations, etc.) in order to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the Company’s SEC filings, as well as when preparing policy memos to support accounting treatment decisions.

To accomplish these tasks, the Principle Accountant must have a detailed knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and experience preparing financial statements and disclosures for publicly traded companies. In addition, the individual must have strong written and verbal communication skills due to the level of collaboration necessary within the organization.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field
• Certified Public Accountant
• 3+ years of experience in accounting or related field
• Demonstrated experience collaborating with cross functional teams
• Demonstrated experience working closely with senior leadership

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in ERP Systems such as PeopleSoft
• Experience in Hyperion Financial Management
• Experience using WebFilings
• Experience preparing XBRL filings
• Public accounting experience

About Lowe's:
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,375 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

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Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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