Overview Staff Accountant MyEyeDr is one of the largest optical retailers in the $30+billion US eyecar...
Overview Staff Accountant MyEyeDr is one of the largest optical retailers in the $30+billion US eyecare industry and is the fastest growing full-service eye care company in the United States, with offices located throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Headquartered in Vienna, VA, MyEyeDr was founded in 2001. The company has grown significantly from 40 to approximately 360 locations since 2012, primarily through acquisitions. The company plans to continue this pace of growth by acquiring and opening new locations, while expanding its geographical reach. With this fast growth, we're looking to build our team of highly motivated, high performing accountants. Our team is focused on quality, responsibility, efficiency and freedom. We want our team to enjoy coming to work, to be challenged and to explore their skills every day. The Staff Accountant role serves as a subject matter expert/ liaison for lease accounting as well as acquisition accounting and transition, and provides overall accounting guidance to the accounting team. This role will provide overall journal entry, expense management, and audit support within the general accounting team and will serve as a lead for ensuring that accounting is in accordance with company policies and US GAAP. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Key Responsibilities: Assist management with technical research on complex accounting topics Prepare various landlord reporting and ensure all lease requirements are met and executed timely Review and prepare acquisition accounting workpapers and support valuation Participate in the monthly, quarterly, and annual close process Close responsibilities include (but are not limited to) journal entries, expense management, budgetary support for cost centers, account analysis, and ad hoc analysis Prepare and/or review various balance sheet reconciliations as assigned Assist with the annual financial audit requests Deliver solutions on tight deadlines Assist in maintaining and documenting accounting policies Identifies opportunities for improving processes and functions based on operational needs and makes recommendations to accounting leadership. Other responsibilities as assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Accounting, Finance, or related field. CPA or MBA, preferred. 5-7 years related experience in accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience Public accounting experience preferred Project experience preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Motivation, Innovation, Passion, Integrity, Teamwork, Customer-Focus Motivated self-starter with strong ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously is required Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving and analytical skills but also able to step back to see the bigger picture Superb ability to identify, analyze, and resolve accounting and system issues Strong knowledge of US GAAP; retail experience preferred but not required Ability to think strategically and innovatively while working in a collaborative team oriented environment Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management to maximize performance and provide excellent customer service Advanced Microsoft Excel skills Knowledge of and proficiency in an ERP system such as Oracle or SAP Experience in acquisition accounting preferred but not required Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills