Accountant - Walgreen Benefit Fund
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DEERFIELD, IL 60015
Responsible for providing advanced accounting and financial support to the Walgreen Benefit Fund (WBF) and the Fund’s Investment Committee.
+ Provides financial support to the Walgreen Benefit Fund (WBF). Prepares reports, financial documents and materials for Investment Committee meetings and Annual Meetings. Attends Investment Committee meetings, when necessary.
+ Ensures the proper implementation of Company accounting policies and procedures, including SOX.
+ Ensures general accounting entries are prepared according to Company policies and procedures. Reviews and verifies journal entries for accuracy and prepares account reconciliations. Prepares and analyzes various accounting statements, including financial reports and records. Prepares reports in support of internal and external audits.
+ Prepares all annual financial forms. Gathers all data, prepare financial reports. Coordinates and works with internal and external auditors reviewing WBF information.
+ Ensures fund is solvent by continually monitoring money market account and selling stock with management authorization, as needed, to fulfill financial commitments.
+ Performs financial transactions to move funds from money market fund to checking account with authorization from WBF Treasurer/Secretary or management. Reconciles monthly statements for checking account. Analyzes money market statement and prepares monthly income entries and statements.
+ Tracks balance of the Walgreens team member contributions and follows up with Accounts Payable on a quarterly basis to verify ACH is done to send quarterly contributions to money market account.
+ Partners with WBF Board of Directors to develop new ideas for WBF recipients receiving funds via debit card.
+ Recommends process improvements and develops action plans. Develops and documents procedures for new or updated processes. Recommends changes or enhancements to ensure “best practice” policies and procedures to gain synergies.
Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.
As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.
Job ID: 285669BR
Title: Accountant – Walgreen Benefit Fund
Company Indicator: Walgreens
Job Function: Finance/Accounting
Full Store Address: 102 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL 60015
Full District Office Address: 102 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL,60015-05104-01102-2
External Basic Qualifications:
+ Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance OR High School Diploma/GED and at least 3 years of professional accounting experience.
+ Knowledge of financial accounting, federal, state, and local regulations.
+ Experience providing customer service to internal and external customers, including meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
+ Experience with analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.
+ Experience developing programs to grow team member awareness and participation in workplace charity giving campaigns.
+ Experience developing process documentation/user manuals
+ Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
+ Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Access (for example: designing and creating simple queries, modifying data types, adding dates, working with required fields and/or creating labels).
+ Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
+ Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
+ Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).