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Accountant III

Posting Date: Mar 6, 2023

Location: Tyler, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 202 stores in three states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Actively involved with accounting functions for all areas of the company, with significant focus on period end. Collaborates with multiple departments regarding financial entries, budgets and analysis. Applies critical thinking to areas of responsibility and supports department and Company objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with accounting team and collaborates with others to achieve department and Company objectives.
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts. Documents related business transactions.
  • Provides accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of financial information.
  • Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheets.
  • Works collaboratively with the real estate and fixed asset groups on matters related to property, leases and assets to ensure proper compliance with GAAP.
  • Reviews, analyses and makes recommendations regarding accounting of reserves, impairments, disposals and expenditures.
  • Reviews and analyzes proposed and new regulations and legislation impacting revenues; prepares recommendations regarding alternatives available to minimize fiscal impacts.
  • Interprets and summarizes profit and loss statements. Reviews current and projected company financial position for accounting leadership.
  • Supports budget and forecasting activities in all areas of the Company.
  • Maintains effective internal controls over the Company’s accounting procedures and financial systems.
  • Makes recommendations for improving accounting operations, financial reporting and controls.
  • Supports strategic planning for department and specific areas of responsibility.
  • Participates in the annual financial audit and ensures adherence to deadlines.
  • Participates in periodic physical counts of Company assets.
  • Committed to expanding knowledge base through continuous learning and proactively applies new concepts to the business.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in GAAP, finance, and management accounting principles.
  • Advanced knowledge of financial software systems including transactional ERPs and budget planning tools.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Access, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced mathematical and accounting skills.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret information.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to research information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to learn new technology systems, methods and processes.
  • Ability to reason, form concepts and recognize and solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form.
  • Ability to show information in presentation or diagram form.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage time.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to off-site and out-of-town locations with possible overnight stays.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in business and/or finance and four or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and higher education required.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) status preferred.
  • Previous retail industry experience preferred.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to use hands for reaching, touching, handling or feeling.
  • Frequently required to use fine finger movements (ex. typing or sorting).
  • Frequently required to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 40 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to bend, reach, kneel or squat.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in an office environment.
  • Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Tyler