Aaron's Inc Staff Accountant in Kennesaw, Georgia

Aaron’s has a long legacy as an industry leader with continued growth. In business since 1955, we have grown to over 2,000 stores across North America built on a foundation of excellence, customer focus, quality products and services. Personally, and professionally, we hold ourselves to high standards and an unwavering commitment to do what’s right; treating every individual with respect, compassion and integrity. We are highly invested in the communities we serve through our community outreach programs, donating time, products and services locally and nationally.

As a potential Aaron’s Associate, you’ll are our purpose and passion for making a real difference in the lives of others and the rewards that come from creating strong personal connections for life. You’ll be a contributing team member in an environment that embraces challenge and has a strong drive to achieve. We like to set the bar high, roll up our sleeves and work together to out-perform the competition. You’ll have an opportunity to work in an environment which prides itself on recognizing and rewarding top performers.

Interested in becoming an Intermediate Accountant at Aaron’s? As an Intermediate Accountant, you will play an integral role in the corporate month end closing process including journal entry preparation, balance sheet account reconciliations, variance analysis, and internal and external reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and prepare standard and non-standard journal entries

· Gather high transaction volume data from multiple sources including internal departments and vendors to meet strict month end close deadlines

· Analyze P&L accounts to proactively note and potentially resolve large variances from month to month

· Use accounting judgment with situational data in order to properly represent general ledger accounting coding in journal preparation and supporting schedules

· Answer ad hoc P&L questions from management and executives

· Develop and implement accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommend changes and train other staff as backups within the department

· Reconcile balance sheet accounts and follow up to clear variances

· Prepare quarterly and annual schedules for other departments and internal and external audit

· Review/code/approve daily vendor invoices for proper coding

· Assist Aaron’s associates and managers to resolve issues and research inquiries from managers and executives

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required

· Knowledge of GAAP, month end close process, and balance sheet reconciliation procedures

· Working knowledge of Word/Outlook/Access and advanced Excel skills

· Preferred working knowledge of Lawson Financial Suite or other ERP

· Deadline driven with strong research, analysis, organizational, and time management skills

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team

At Aaron’s, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, sick days and holidays

  • Ongoing training and development

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • 401(k) plan

  • Life insurance

  • Disability benefits

  • Employee Purchase Discounts

Aaron's is an Equal Opportunity Employer