Senior Accountant

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Oct 21, 2021
Nov 25, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 500 company and one of America's leading retailers. Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, in a role in Target Finance and Accounting, 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. In Finance, you'll be an integral voice in discussions that lead to Target's unparalleled shopping experience. 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. A role in the Controller's Group calls on your skills for quality financial reporting and 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 in Property Accounting you will be an active partner in accounting for and analyzing more than $3 billion in annual capital spend, with a focus on technology related spend. In this unique role you will have indirect supervisory responsibility for one Accountant (including the review of work and providing coaching/feedback). You will ensure timely and accurate month-end close responsibilities, including preparation and review of SAP journal entries and financial statement disclosures, execution of SOX internal controls and analytical review of monthly results. You will create and maintain projects in our SAP sub-ledger and review software and hardware contracts to ensure appropriate technical accounting treatment. You will partner with Financial Planning & Analysis to contribute to the forecast/goal for key financial statement line items and work closely with technology business teams to review capital project spend for accurate accounting. You will work on special projects and ad-hoc analysis as needed. You will develop strong relationships in order to influence partners and provide decision support to teams across the company. You will drive innovation and use analytics to improve processes, will enforce governance policies around capital spend and maintain a strong internal control environment. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Four-year degree in Accounting (or equivalent) and 3-6 years of related experience
  • Strong accountant with knowledge of GAAP (property accounting knowledge desired)
  • Data analysis and modeling experience with tools like Excel to identify trends
  • Ability to work independently and maintain a high level of initiative
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, organization and analytical skills
  • Strong business partner, able to collaborate with teams across the organization
  • Experience with accounting for internally developed software in an Agile environment desired
  • Knowledge of SAP general ledger and related reporting tools (BeX, BW) desired

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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