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Posted: 4/17/2019
Job Reference #: 604176
Keywords: accounting, tax

Job Description


Job Description
At Little Caesars, we want to be everyday heroes to our customers by making their lives easier.  We strive to be HOT-N-READY with perfectly made pizzas, where and when they need us.  Ready for their little league teams – whether they win or lose.  Ready for their first sleepover or their next all-nighter, romantic date nights and work extra late nights.  Birthdays, Tuesdays, or any day when they need something good.
For our store crews, field employees, corporate colleagues, and everyone who is a part of the Little Caesars family -- service isn’t what we do, it’s who we are.
The Accountant performs period end close activities including review and analyze store profit and loss statements and balance sheets, prepare journal entries and reconciliations, prepare period end sales and use tax returns and maintain business licenses.  Support operations by providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers. This position will handle confidential and sensitive information.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare period end journal entries in accordance with the Company’s accounting close schedule, including standard entries and accruals.
  • Review period end profit and loss statements, analyze variances between prior year versus budget and investigate root causes.
  • Prepare period end account reconciliations; analyze, correct and be able to explain any variances.
  • Review cash flow results by store and prepare analysis for underperforming stores to present to upper management.
  • Resolve issues related to cash receipts/dailies, school lunch billings, bank reconciliations and other items that may arise.
  • Prepare monthly sales and use tax returns for required market; coordinate with treasury/cash management to ensure timely payment.
  • Assist with state sales and use tax audits.
  • Review checks generated from Accounts Payable in comparison to underlying support (AP check register).
  • Maintain all business licenses, health permits, personal & real property taxes and miscellaneous licensed and permits.
  • Responsible for new store set-ups including, but not limited to phone/utility transfer, sale tax license, business tax license and etc.
  • Act as primary contact for the store field personnel; responds to all questions in a timely manner.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration with a thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Equivalent experience may be considered.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a general accounting capacity including general ledger, fixed assets and accounts payable.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Evidence of well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills with problem resolution based on sound, knowledgeable business judgement and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with all levels in the company
Working Conditions:
  • Travels to other businesses, site locations, construction sites, existing sites, stores and offices via automobile and/or airplane.
Little Caesars offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical/dental/prescription coverage, 401k with company match, on-site child care, adoption benefits, free parking and exciting sports and entertainment perks! In addition to Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, and a variety of venues within these entities. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.

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Little Caesars