Senior Accountant, Project Accounting
Deerfield , Illinois
February 03, 2017
Senior Accountant, Project Accounting (Job Number: 024204)
Corporate Office - 302 Wilmot Rd
302 Wilmot Rd

This is a very exciting time at Walgreens. We're taking our products and services to the four corners of the world as part of the Retail USA division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Walgreens Boots Alliance was formed through the combination of Walgreens and Europe's Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services dating back more than 100 years each.

Today, Walgreens is the neighborhood drugstore and retailer that makes health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And, we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Join us at Walgreens and find yourself at a place where innovation thrives and incredible career and growth opportunities await. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment and be part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, employees, and the communities we all call home.

Job Summary

The Senior Accountant, Project Accounting  is responsible for maintaining general ledger accounts and performing other accounting related activities.  Prepares necessary information for financial and/or management reporting.  Performs complex analysis of financial and management reports to identifying trends and variances.  May perform advanced level accounting tasks.

Job Responsibilities
  • Applies principles of accounting to analyze complex financial information and prepare financial reports.  Adheres to and communicates accounting and auditing policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes accounts, records, and reports.  Investigates and resolves any accounting issues within area of responsibility.  Maintains general ledger accounts.  Monitors accounts payables and receivables. 
  • Performs period-end financial close responsibilities.  Prepares data for financial statements, data for quarterly and annual regulatory filings using applicable systems.  Duties may include preparing journal entries and coding invoices/vouchers.
  • Performs complex reconciliations for area supported and analyzes resulting variances.  Proposes and prepares any adjusting entries necessary resulting from reconciliations. 
  • Researches complex questions and investigates variances on the financial statements.  Communicates findings to management.
  • Recommends and reviews proposed process improvements.  Explores the modification and implementation of changes in systems and procedures.
  • Prepares complex reports in support of internal and external audits.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years of experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, business management or auditing OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 6 years of experience in an analytical role in accounting, finance, business management or auditing.
  • At least 2 years of experience with applicable accounting regulations.
  • Experience providing customer service to internal and external customers, including meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Experience with analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using AVERAGE function, merging and centering cells, printing centered page and/or creating a pivot table).
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Accountancy or MBA
  • CPA designation. 
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Access (for example: designing and creating simple queries, modifying data types, adding dates, working with required fields and/or creating labels).

Employment type Full-time

A little about us:
The training you received, the discipline you embraced, and the responsibilities you held in the military will serve you well at Walgreens.

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