Sr Accountant

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 11, 2020
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Finance and Accounting are transforming for the better. As so much more than a behind-the-scenes number-cruncher, you will be a truly collaborative partner with a seat at the table. You'll bring your unique point of view, experience and passion for the work to your team and internal clients. Within Accounting, you'll enjoy the interesting challenges of the competitive retail space, and you'll have a 360-degree impact-rather than on just one part of the business. You'll see your contributions come to life in virtually every area of this dynamic enterprise. And you'll grow and be challenged in your career while having a healthy balance with life outside of work. Your role will be critical to ensuring the success of Target's business initiatives and core retail operations.

A role in External Financial Reporting calls on your skills for quality financial reporting, accurate financials and technical accounting while providing thoughtful and responsive support, expertise, and guidance to business partners. Your role will be critical to ensuring the success of Target's business initiatives and core retail operations.

As a Senior Accountant - External Financial Reporting, you will:
  • Prepare journal entries, reporting and expense analyses related to share-based compensation
  • Provide forecast share-based compensation expense and the related income tax impacts to Corporate Financial Planning and Income Tax
  • Work closely with the Executive Compensation and Legal departments on share-based compensation projects and initiatives to assess accounting impacts
  • Perform accounting research and interpret guidance to determine implications on internal and external financial reporting
  • Work with internal and external audit teams to complete their procedures related to internal controls and financial reporting
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements, footnotes and MD&A to shareholders and the SEC
  • Prepare supporting schedules for the Proxy statement
  • Draft share-based compensation disclosures for statutory financial statements of Target's subsidiaries
  • Develop, propose and implement improvements to increase efficiency in accounting processes and reporting
  • Coordinate/undertake special projects as assigned
  • Maintain flexibility, awareness and understanding of internal and external reporting issues to function as a backup for other department processes
  • Leverage technology and other resources to improve processes or automate tasks

About you:
  • Four-year degree in Accounting and 3-6 years of related experience
  • CPA or similar designation
  • Strong knowledge of the requirements of GAAP accounting standards and SOX requirements
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience with process improvement and automation
  • Strong technical and analytical aptitude translating accounting guidance into practical business advice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong digital acumen

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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