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Senior Accountant (Corporate Accounting)

Job ID 1629586BR Date posted 07/11/2019 Location Mooresville, North Carolina Location Name Mooresville, NC (SSC) Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard Employment Type I Full time Employment Type II Regular Line of Business Corporate Department LWS_USA_Corporate Controller Mgmt.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
The Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting is primarily responsible for Balance Sheet accounting, analysis, and reporting. Day-to-day activities include analyzing transactional data and results, calculating and preparing journal entries to facilitate the close cycle, general ledger account reconciliations, and preparing formal analyses for management reporting. The Senior Accountant will also complete other special projects and ad hoc reporting as needed.

To accomplish this, the Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting must have detailed knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), an intermediate knowledge of common business financial practices, and be proficient in a fast-paced, deadline-driven corporate accounting environment.

The Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting is also required to collaborate with other Finance teams, including FP&A (Corporate Planning) and External Reporting & Policy, as well as other functional areas within the organization, including Risk Management, to facilitate the timely and accurate reporting of financial results.

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTS:

  • Performs on-going accounting for multiple key financial reporting areas in accordance with US GAAP, including Self-Insurance Liabilities, Debt, and various other financial reporting lines, which together represent a significant portion of the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet.
  • Calculates and prepares journal entries in accordance with US GAAP to facilitate the close cycle
  • Performs analysis of accounts for change drivers and proper classification
  • Prepares audit requests from both Internal Audit and External Audit for purposes of completing their quarterly review and year-end audit procedures as well internal control testing procedures.
  • Prepares comprehensive financial reporting for management and the audit committee
  • Consults as a subject matter expert in designated processes
  • Collaborates with other teams to serve as a resource and support function
  • Continuous review of accounting controls and operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and a minimum of 3 years of experience in public accounting or a large corporate accounting environment
  • Experience with financial reporting and monthly close processes
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to accomplish necessary tasks

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CPA candidate
  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) or MBA candidate
  • Experience with a PeopleSoft General Ledger or another large ERP system
  • Experience with Hyperion Financial Management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Access


About Lowe’s:
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports its hometown Charlotte region and all communities it serves through programs focused on safe, affordable housing and careers in the skilled trades. For more information, visit Lowes.com.


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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