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Staff Accountant

San Antonio, TX | Full Time
18 Days Ago

Job Description

Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!

Position Purpose

Participate in the month-end closing process. Monitor entries in the General Ledger (GL) to ensure appropriate allocation, determine if reclassifications are required, explain variances, and analyze various accounts to avoid year-end audit exposure. Develop and recommend new procedures, processes and policies for the accounting operations of assigned function.  Serve as accounting business partner to assigned function on issues that are moderately complex. Analyze, research and reconcile selected accounts and cost discrepancies.  Effectively communicate with field associates, corporate support staff and management to ensure issues relating to accounting are brought to the appropriate individuals for action. This function performs both statistical and financial analysis and is required to think and act independently when judgment is required.

This position must protect Petco’s accounting data received from internal and external sources.

Essential Job Functions

The incumbent must be able to perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Interact professionally and effectively through verbal and written communication with all professional contacts with emphasis on company interests Efficiently create complex documents and/or reports using spreadsheet, database, and accounting software in a timely fashion. Independently prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes Analyze simple to moderately complex data to determine the appropriate course of action. Perform accounting duties and control activities to ensure financial results are reported without error. Research and analyze selective data sets and/or accounts pertaining to the duties of the specific functional area of accounting being performed Prepare month-end journal entries, reconciliations, budgets, forms, reports, and schedules relating to the accounts in the specific area of focus Effectively communicate with field partners, corporate support staff, and senior management, ensuring issues related to accounting are communicated to the appropriate impacted partners for action. Analyze problems, research the root causes, and overcome roadblocks to functional success.

Other Duties and Responsibilities 

Performs additional duties as required, including but not limited to special projects as assigned. Rotation through various functional areas of Accounting learning the processes, understanding the relationships between the groups, and the overall impact each team has on Petco. Be flexible and available to provide coverage and support for positions in various functional areas of accounting (Example:  General Accounting, Inventory Accounting, Accounts Payable, etc.). Work productively in the face of ambiguity and accept constructive feedback. Protect confidential information and respect others that may have to protect their confidences. Identify process weaknesses and develop proposed improvements and collaboratively implement solutions to drive efficiency and increased profitability. Actively seek development opportunities for hard and soft skills within the organization.  Seek feedback from senior partners. Performing analyses of actual versus budget, reclassifying errors, explaining variances, and interfacing with other departments to give instruction on proper classification of expenses.  Accounts analyzed are of a more complex nature than those handled by an analyst which may require a more thorough understanding of accounting as gained through practical experience. Providing an understandable explanation to peers and management that may not possess accounting knowledge or a financial background.


4 Year Bachelors Degree in Accounting

Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters FRISCO, TX
  • Size 15,000 - 50,000
  • Founded 1965
  • Type Public
  • Revenue $10B - $50B
  • Industry Business Services
  • About petco
  • Petco owns and operates a chain of pet stores that retails animal nutrition and grooming products for dogs, cats, fishes, reptiles and birds.

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