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Manager Accounting

Company: Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Location: Olive Branch
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

We hope you're interested in building a home with us. Even if you don't feel that you meet every requirement listed in this job description, we still encourage you to apply.

About the Accounting Team
The OB Accounting Team handles an array of tasks including inventory accounting for our retail stores and warehouses, accounts receivable, and sales tender reconciliation. Our team works closely with GL Accounting and Brand/Supply Chain Finance Teams as well as many other groups accross the WSI organization. Our responsibility is to record and reconcile WSI financial transactions while ensuring compliance with accounting principles and regulations.

Overview of the Accounting Manager role
You are responsible for Inventory Accounting for a segment of WSI business. You will have direct responsibility for all inventory accounting and work closely with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Finance department.


  • Month end accounting close journal entries and month end close processes
  • Reconciliation of accounts payable and RNI/INR
  • Monthly reconciliations of inventory, receivable, and liability accounts including supporting documentation
  • Monitor physical inventory according to financial standards and determine process controls to ensure inventory accuracy
  • Ensure proper accounting controls are in p-lace. Liaison with internal and external audit
  • Participate in system upgrades as needed
  • Establish business partnerships with Accounting/Finance Teams, as well as outside teams as needed in order to gain a thorough understanding of the transaction flows, intercompany impacts, accounting and audit requirements for purposes of ensuring complete and accurate accounting for complexities of the business
  • Partner with Finance team to explain monthly variances
  • Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures
  • Special projects as assigned.


    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance (4-year degree)
    • CPA preferred
    • 3-5 years accounting experience preferred
    • 2 years supervisory experience preferred
    • Self-directed, critical thinker able to work independently
    • Strong communicator and ability to work with remote teams and drive effective conversations
    • Strong technical/systems skills required.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

      • Strong analytical skills. Project management experience a plus
      • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
      • Strong PC skills, especially Microsoft Excel
      • Knowledge of large corporate accounting programs
      • Ability to analyze data and produce reports to assist operations and management
      • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

        We believe in People First
        We firmly believe that working in a culture focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion spurs innovation, creates healthy and high-performing teams, and delivers superior customer experiences. Our DEI initiatives prompt associate participation and engagement, aligning with our core vision to reflect the communities where we do business and put people first.

        Benefits Just for You
        Depending on your position and your location, here are a few highlights of what you might be eligible for:

        • A generous discount on all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands
        • A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
        • Paid vacations, holidays, and time off to volunteer
        • Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner benefits
        • Tax-free commuter benefits
        • A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health

          Your Journey in Continued Learning

          • In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University
          • Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
          • Resources for self-development
          • Advisor (Mentor) program
          • Career development workshops and learning programs
          • Speaker series

            WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration
            This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.
            Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.
            The expected starting pay range for this position is $100,000 - $120,000. Applicable pay ranges may differ across markets. Actual pay will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. In addition to competitive pay, compensation may include a variety of other components like benefits, paid time off, merit, and bonus opportunities.

Keywords: Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Southaven , Manager Accounting, Accounting, Auditing , Olive Branch, Mississippi

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