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Staff Accountant

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Great Clips, Inc. Jobs
Employer:
Great Clips, Inc.
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Street Address:
4400 West 78th St., Suite 700
Location:
Minneapolis, MN 55435

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The Opportunity
This position is responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of accounting records and budgeting process, in addition to providing research, data, and analysis to support the business decisions of the organization.


Your Mission
  On your journey, you will:
• Be responsible for the continuing operation of the Great Clips Gift Card Program. You will assist franchisees with set-up, questions, and issues related to the program.  Maintain accurate franchisee demo files with gift card vendor, SVS.  Prepare internal Great Card Promotion push files for SVS gift card distribution.  Perform accounting journal entries and provide analysis related to gift card sales and redemptions, assist in fraud protection measures, and aid in policy and procedures.   
• Lead the Fixed Assets function using the Sage Fixed Asset System to ensure accurate recording of assets, assets in process, and depreciation for internal and tax books. Prepare schedules, reports, and general ledger entries related to monthly depreciation, disposals, and like-kind exchanges. 
• Assist Facilities & Purchasing staff with order processing discrepancies to ensure inventory quantities are accounted for correctly.
• Prepare journal entries, bank and other month-end reconciliations to ensure the accuracy of accounting records for assigned accounts.   Monitor all changes in the corporate and training center insurance plans to ensure proper coverage.  Reconcile related insurance monthly accrual. Prepares year-end schedules and assists in annual audit.
• Demonstrate an ability to listen, earn trust, and accept direct feedback from franchisees while building strong, positive relationships.


Your Expertise
To land this job you will need to show your proven ability to, or possess the following:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 1-5 years of experience in accounting or related occupation or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
• Ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the company, including presenting in small groups and leading effective one-to-one communications.
• Experience using a financial general ledger ERP system and application software including Excel and Word.
• Knowledge of various types of accounts and accounting entries. Ability to post, verify and balance debit and credit entries, reconcile accounts, prepare journal entries, maintain journals and ledgers.
• Organizational skills, such as the ability to categorize, sort, and utilize information and/or materials in a meaningful, efficient, and logical manner.
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
• Ability to take initiative and to follow through with appropriate action. 
• Skill to perform arithmetic equations of moderate difficulty such as decimals, fractions, and ratios in accounting applications.


Your Work Environment
This is an in-office position in which you will work a standard 40 hours a week schedule in an environment where you may sit and look at the computer screen for extended periods. There is flexibility on the time you start and end your workday. There will be opportunity to travel once or twice a year to meetings and conferences.


Key Competencies
Getting Results
• Ability to drive for results, focus on the customer and build realistic plans.
Using a Thoughtful Approach
• Having the ability to think strategically, demonstrate agility, think creatively, apply financial acumen and promote teamwork.
Working with People
• Excited to build partnerships, model ethical performance, communicate with impact and influence others.

What We Offer
We offer a competitive salary, health benefits, wellness programs, a company-matching 401K and tuition assistance but some perks that set us apart are:
A focus on your development. We want to know what your dreams and aspirations are and hope to find ways of Great Clips helping you along in your journey. Your personalized development plan will create a path for your growth and promotion potential. 
A GREAT culture. One the most frequent compliments you will hear about Great Clips from employees, franchisees and business partners alike is that Great Clips has a GREAT culture. Our belief is that we are strongest together and therefore find it important to have an inclusive, diverse work culture. Though we embrace our differences, we all share in our 6 core values; we are kind, we listen and earn trust, we keep it simple, we focus on execution, we exceed expectations and WE MAKE IT FUN. 
A spirit of ideas and innovation. Here at Great Clips, we have a competitive lead within our industry. Though we hold a strong position, we never stop pushing ourselves forward and continue to look for new ways of delivering a powerful and enduring brand.


About Great Clips
With more than 4,000 franchised salons throughout the United States and Canada, Great Clips is the world’s largest haircutting salon brand. Our salon owners and corporate staff are dedicated to our salon communities with a focus on philanthropic and volunteer activities. Great Clips, Inc. employees are passionate about what we do..

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