Accounting Lead

Nashville, TN

Responsible for ensuring warehouse vendors are paid accurately and timely; resulting in proper valuation of inventory and/or Cost of Goods Sold on the financial statements. Maintain all accounting functions related to vendor payables. Role model and demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform research in AS400, CICS, PCICS50, Vendor Book, and Kroger Accounting System to ensure merchandise charges and credits are properly reflected on the financials; and vendors paid accurately and timely
  • Audit daily and/or weekly system reports, process manual invoices for payment within terms agreement as well has handle all tasks associated with vendor payment process
  • Handle cost adjustments as well as detail billings to stores
  • Balance general ledger accounts, make necessary journal entries timely and prepare details for internal/external auditors
  • Process raw material invoice from Meat Plant
  • Process shippers for the warehouses and verify inventory shipments of the manufacturing plants each week
  • Verify inventory shipments of the processing plants each week
  • Maintain a line of communication with department leadership and management to the overall status of the assigned duties
  • Add Vendors to Closed Loop weekly as well as work with Electronic Data Interchange team on vendor issues
  • Work to resolve vendor issues, intercompany and affiliate issues
  • Promote teamwork with positive and professional communication with all customers (internal and external)
  • Actively participate and express ideas to help identify/resolve inefficiencies within the department
  • Handle reasonable requests made by vendors, controllers, coordinators, lead clerks, specialist or managers as quickly as possible
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position/Education Qualifications:

  • Strong accounting and general Ledger balancing skills, including preparing journal entries as well as prepare detail for internal/external auditors
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and learn Business Objects
  • Ability to learn and gain knowledge of Kroger Accounting Systems and Peyton inventory control systems
  • Analytical and math skills, detail oriented and accurate on a consistent basis
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, high change environment by being highly organized and proficient at multi-tasking
  • Ability to maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity) and accomplish objectives; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality of files, conversations and documents
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly express thoughts to others and exchange information

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Prior Inventory Control Procedures experience preferred
  • Payables and Research experience
  • Inventory Control experience


Education Level: None

Required Travel: None

Required Certifications/Licenses: None

Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: South

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