Advance Auto Parts Sr. Accountant in Roanoke, Virginia

Sr. Accountant

  • Job ID:317081

  • Functional Area:Accounting

    • Location:VA - Roanoke
  • Position Type:Full-Time

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class:

SUMMARY Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information, record and reconcile transactions and assist in the preparation of various financial reports. Calculate and maintain complex financial data by means of elaborate excel spreadsheets. Review and reconcile assigned GL accounts. Handle special projects as assigned. Must enjoy working in a fast paced, highly dynamic environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY SKILLS may include, but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Provide analysis for accounting management and business unit teams to determine financial liabilities and prepare appropriate accruals.

  • Perform analytical reviews and interpretation of financial data and provides understandable explanations to non-financial business partners.

  • Research and resolve the proper accounting treatment for transactions relevant to assigned areas of responsibility in accordance with GAAP and established Company policy.

  • Prepare journal entries and assigned account reconciliations on a period basis according to established schedule. Follow up with appropriate individuals for any needed corrections and prepares journal entries accordingly.

  • Prepare and maintain schedules and supporting documentation needed for management, internal and external reporting, internal and external auditors, and SOX requirements.

  • Assist in quarterly reviews/year-end audits with internal and external auditors.

  • Understand daily activities of the department and provide assistance when needed to ensure daily and period goals/deadlines are met.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions..

  • Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skillset. Knowledge of Access, AS/400 and PeopleSoft.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.

  • Extraordinary interpersonal skills to work in conjunction with other departments and internal and external customers.

  • Must be a team player and self-starter who can also work well independently.

  • Must be able to analyze data, draw conclusions, interpret results, and make recommendations with respect to the accuracy, efficiency and transparency surrounding complex manual calculations maintained on excel spreadsheets.

  • Must be able to read, analyze, interpret and comprehend common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both an oral and written manner to common inquiries or complaints from vendors, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.

    Must be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to top management, external department heads, customers, clients and other employees.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with a concentration in Accounting; two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES No direct supervisory responsibilities, however Senior Accountants will be asked to lead small cross-functional teams to complete certain projects as needed. Responsibilities may include training, planning, assigning/directing work and resolving problems.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.