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Senior Accountant

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Full Time

Leslie's pool supplies is the "World's Largest Retailer of Swimming Pool Supplies." With over 1,000 retail stores in 39 states plus Pro, Service, E-Commerce, Production, and Distribution divisions, there are many career opportunities at Leslie's. With over 60 years of providing the best-in-class products and solutions to our customers, there is nothing that we value more than the development and growth of our team. We strive to create a positive and fun atmosphere where our team members feel valued and are enthusiastic about the contributions they make to the success of Leslie's.

Mission/Job Scope:

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the execution of corporate accounting functions in support of month and quarter end close, preparing journal entries, reconciling balance sheet accounts, and preparing variance analysis in support of the Company's public company reporting obligations. The scope of the role will include (i) accounting for construction in progress for store, corporate and software projects; (ii) fixed asset accounting and tracking; (iii) associated depreciation and amortization expense. Additionally, this position is responsible for preparing various financial reporting schedules utilized in the Company's external reporting, completing internal and external audit requests as well as assisting with compiling the annual capital plan, and managing the capital budget release process. This individual should have a positive attitude and drive a service delivery culture focused on customer-centric process excellence. This role is cross-functional and requires collaboration and partnership with a wide variety of teams across the business. The position is based in Phoenix, Arizona and reports directly to the Director of Corporate Accounting.


  • Prepare and/or review journal entries, account reconciliations, and internal financial reports related to fixed assets & CIP.
  • Ensure compliance with company policy, U.S. GAAP and internal controls while focusing on strategies to reduce the time it takes to close the accounting period.
  • Review, investigate, and resolve accounting discrepancies and reconciling items. Ensure that items in the CIP account is current and reviewed at least quarterly for asset capitalization.
  • Manage and track Requests for Capital expenditure from business groups, ensuring they are within budget, correctly documented and approved timely by appropriate senior management.
  • Perform detailed variance analysis on assigned accounts to understand reasons for changes and help ensure accuracy.
  • Perform transactional and financial research and analyze internal and external issues related to assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Contribute recommendations and participate in improving the Company's accounting processes; assist in the development and/or improvement of internal control activities and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Maintain ownership of key controls related to corporate accounts and processes; update SOX narratives as needed and perform all assigned controls to ensure a strong control environment over assigned processes
  • Create ad-hoc reports and analysis as required.
  • Work with internal clients to understand the activities of the business and the effect on the Company's accounting, specific to CIP, and Fixed Assets.
  • Respond timely and accurately to internal and external audit requests.
  • Establish procedures for tasks as necessary.
  • Utilize RAMI (Real Asset Management) to maintain fixed asset and SaaS asset tracking and reporting. Implement improvements as necessary.
  • Participate in and support company initiatives such as software implementations, process upgrades and others.
  • Document processes and cross train in other areas to provide support during absences.
  • Complete special projects, ad hoc reporting or other general duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required with a minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in public accounting and/or corporate accounting in a public company environment; CPA or CPA candidate a plus
  • Strong accounting principles knowledge with the initiative to remain current on accounting changes
  • Proficient in financial analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Proficient with corporate accounting processes including preparing journal entries, account reconciliations and account analysis
  • Experience with financial systems and tools (e.g., JDA, Workday Adaptive, Blackline) a plus
  • Above average knowledge of Excel with the ability to visually interpret the logic of a complex sequence of excel formulas and update or change these as needed
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships with key business partners
  • Must have excellent work habits, including a commitment to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially during period close and reporting cycles
  • High ethical standards and the ability to maintain confidential information
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines
  • Effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills, problem solving skills and presentation skills
  • Ability to proactively seek out others within the organization to resolve issues
  • Excellent documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis
  • Organized and extremely detail-oriented

We offer our employees competitive compensation, extensive paid training, comprehensive and flexible suite of benefits package, 401K with company match, team member discounts, rewards for top performers, and most importantly career advancement opportunities.

Leslie's recognizes a critical component to our continued success is our people. Leslie's is committed to developing and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within our company and the communities we serve. A key aspect of building a great team is valuing ideas from many viewpoints, which is why we place a priority on identifying and hiring talented individuals from all backgrounds and perspectives.

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