Junior Accountant

JOB FUNCTION: Finance & Accounting
JOB TYPE: Temp to Hire
COMPENSATION: $50k - $60k
POSTED: Jun 15, 2022

Our client, a large retail, apparel, and fashion organization in NYC, is currently seeking an experienced Junior Accountant to join their growing team!

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$50k – $60k

Position Overview:

The Junior Accountant will support entities in the retail space in US and Canada by performing day-to-day sales audit functions and accounting-related activities. Additionally, assistance with month-end close, financial audits, or landlord sales audits are part of the position. The Junior Accountant will work closely with other Finance teams, Retail Operations, Retail IT, and Retail Stores.

Responsibilities of the Junior Accountant:

  • Perform retail accounting and general ledger duties including reconciling assigned accounts monthly and creating journal entries to record, reclassify, or correct items
  • Partner with retail stores and IT to correct transactions in reject status within SAP sales audit daily
  • Partner with retail stores, Loss Prevention, and IT to investigate POS register cash variances and process corrected transactions where applicable
  • Reconcile cash deposits as reported through store POS to actual bank deposits
  • Manage automatic balancing of credit card receivables as reported by store POS through SAP sales audit to settlement acknowledgment from payment processors
  • Respond to chargeback and retrieval requests made by merchant banks and other credit cards
  • Prepare work papers to support accounting entries accordingly
  • Act as a business partner and enhance cooperation with other departments
  • Contribute to ensure the timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and year-end close based on internal as well as headquarter deadlines
  • Support finance-related audits

Qualifications of the Junior Accountant:

  • 1 – 3 years of professional accounting/finance experience required
  • Experience within the knowledge of accounting principles, practices, standards, laws, and regulations
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • Retail industry experience is a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Detail-oriented and enthusiastic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and work under deadlines

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is required


  • Atrium Care Package available, upon eligibility
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 110906