Manager, International Accounting
Gamestop, Inc.

Grapevine, Texas

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Description:

SUMMARY

Working independently, the International Accounting Manager manages the internal control function; the creation and enforcement of policies; standardizing processes across international regions; promoting adherence to company best practices and to U.S. GAAP. The principal business outcome of this position is to help reduce risk of failing controls and increased accuracy of financial reporting and accounting procedures and report findings and resolutions to organizational leaders. There is considerable interaction with management, the international accounting team in corporate and in countries, in addition to other corporate departments.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Create and/or update related accounting policies and perform follow-up review for compliance
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and able to research accounting topics and understand pronouncements
  • Analyze accounting processes in the international regions to determine best practices
  • Create advanced Excel schedules and utilize Hyperion/Essbase to retrieve financial data
  • Recognize financial accounting risks and continuously contribute to the development and enhancement of controls, accounting policies and procedures to mitigate those risks
  • Manage special projects, perform accounting research and analysis of accounting processes, determine most effective method of executing it and rectify any exceptions found
  • Document and communicate results to management as necessary
  • Demonstrate leadership and effective communication of requests, inquiries and directives with the international regions
  • Work with the internal controls department to design controls related to responsibilities and ensure those controls are effectively executed
  • Perform SOX reviews of balance sheet reconciliations for international countries
  • Analyze calculations of accruals and reserves for items such as obsolescence, shrink, defective, asset retirement obligations, straight-line rent, percentage rent, bonus accrual and more
  • Analyze month-end financial reporting for variances to prior year, forecast and budget and follow up on unusual variances to ensure understanding of them
  • Assist with review of journal entries, account reconciliations and supporting documentation for numerous international holding companies
  • Ensure close responsibilities are completed in accordance with month end close deadlines
  • Lead and manage the day to day responsibilities of direct report
  • Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence, including effective conflict management
  • Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization; adhere consistently with all organizational policies related to our respectful workplace
  • Model the behaviors expected of all GameStop leaders including, but not limited to, a drive for results, with a demonstrable bias for action; high levels of emotional intelligence, maturity, and professionalism; giving, receiving and responding to feedback effectively; a consistently high service orientation; and demonstrable commitments to diversity, inclusion, a respectful workplace, and integrity
  • Drive outstanding business results through traditional management functions including, but not limited to, sourcing and selecting talent, coaching and development, workforce and project scheduling, performance assessment, and general talent planning
  • Create a productive, collaborative work environment by developing a common vision, setting clear objectives, facilitating teamwork, recognizing and rewarding outstanding performance, encouraging risk tolerance, and maintaining open communications

RELATED COMPETENCIES

  • Information Monitoring: Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.

  • Leading Teams: Using appropriate methods and interpersonal styles to develop, motivate, and guide the team to attain successful outcomes and business objectives.

  • Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.

BASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE)

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field required; Master's degree preferred
  • CPA certification required
  • Previous managerial/supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience in multi-location retail environment preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in a public accounting firm and/or a multinational corporation environment, with audit controls, SEC and/or financial reporting responsibilities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Proficient ability to understand complex problems and provide simple and actionable solutions to the users
  • Proficient ability to design reports and presentations in a concise manner for use by middle and top management in decision making
  • Proficient ability to work independently and effectively manage time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently; able to multi-task and adapt quickly to a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Expert ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English, including the ability to provide clear, constructive feedback to team members
  • Expert ability to communicate and convey clearly information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message
  • Expert analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Proficient attention to detail and data quality control - effective at researching issues and problem solving
  • Proficient ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities
  • Proficient knowledge of Windows-based business computers and Microsoft Office programs; specifically, Advanced Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Knowledge of Hyperion Essbase preferred
  • Demonstrate commitment to a respectful, diverse, and inclusive environment
  • Proficient ability to maximize the performance of others through the use of clearly defined expectations and related goals, daily coaching focused on behaviors and outcomes, skills development, individual development plans, and scheduled performance appraisals
  • Proficient ability to positively model the organization's commitment to integrity, diversity, inclusion, and maintaining a respectful workplace
  • Proficient ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others; conduct working relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization
  • Must be able to work extended, non-traditional hours as needed during peak periods such as month-end close, quarter-end, and year-end reporting
  • Consistently demonstrates a commitment to GameStop policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities
  • Proficient relationship building skills, including the capacity to predict and manage behavior, build and leverage cross-functional partnerships within and outside of the organization, and leverage influential leadership
  • Ability to model consistently GameStop's commitment to a respectful, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment


 


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