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Associate Financial Analyst – Real Estate Accounting

At Abercrombie & Fitch, quality is in our roots and we’re on a mission to honor this rich heritage. With an unwavering focus on our customer, we strive every day to deliver a unique and welcoming experience, whether in our stores or online. Our three global brands, Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids and Hollister Co., are the embodiment of our passion for the incredible product. At the heart of it all is our amazing 500-acre campus, nestled just outside of Columbus, Ohio. With an open workspace, inspiring views, and even a place to gather as a team around the fire pit, our Home Office fosters a diverse and inclusive culture that consistently seeks the input of our associates and focuses on the future. We are looking for leaders, visionaries, and creatives who are willing to roll up their sleeves and write the next chapter in our brand’s legacy.

Finance at Abercrombie & Fitch seeks to optimize the financial and operational performance of our brands. Associates in our Finance function are highly valued business partners, providing actionable insights, maintaining focus on internal controls, and appropriately managing risk.

The Home Office Accounting Operations Team is responsible for all company brands worldwide. The Team includes Sales Audit, Real Estate Accounting, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Payroll Accounting & Inventory Control departments. The Real Estate Accounting Analyst position is responsible for financial processes related to store occupancy expenses, from payment approval to general ledger account reconciliation & reporting. The successful candidate will need a mix of accounting, finance & operational skills.

What will you be doing?

  • Opportunity in a department that is in charge of auditing & minimizing landlord expenses, as well as budgeting & forecasting by-store occupancy for all brands worldwide
  • Attention to detail required to consistently accomplish time sensitive responsibilities, such annual budget & forecast, statutory & consolidated auditor interactions
  • Analytical & critical thought process necessary for daily operational problem solving, ad hoc requests, journal entry & general ledger review
  • Project involvement with newly issued Lease Accounting Standards (ASC 842 & IFRS 16); role would include working through technical accounting & determining operational procedure changes
  • Direct partner to RE Finance, Legal, Dealmakers, Financial Reporting, External Accounting; ability to understand different perspectives & priorities necessary

What will you need to bring?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • 1+ year of relevant business experience (public accounting, audit, corporate real estate, financial operations)
  • Self-starter – able to independently learn, work & plan to drive projects to successful conclusion
  • Organized with the ability to multi-task & problem solve in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent business communication skills for interaction with people at various levels of the organization
  • General accounting concept knowledge
  • Advanced Knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • ERP and Hyperion knowledge a plus
  • Real Estate Lease Management System knowledge a plus
  • A collaborative approach to working with cross-functional partners to achieve the vision of the brand

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER © ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO. 2012

Seniority Level

Entry level

Industry

  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Computer Software
  • Retail

Employment Type

Full-time

Job Functions

  • Finance
  • Sales

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