Sr Accountant

Store Support Staff (Corporate/Field Support)
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The Senior Accountant - Inventory Control is responsible for supporting the timely reporting and analysis of Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) monthly financial results, with a focus on inventory and related accounting. The current scope of responsibility includes preparation and review of journal entries, account reconciliations and other analysis necessary to provide an accurate and transparent reporting of the company's financial position. This position is also responsible for maintaining effective and efficient operating policies and procedures, with a focus on continuous improvement.   The position is based in Phoenix, Arizona at the SFM Support Office.


Essential Functions

  • Prepare and/or review of journal entries in accordance with company policy
  • Prepare and/or review account reconciliations for balance sheet accounts ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with company policy
  • Review, investigate, and resolve accounting discrepancies and reconciling items   
  • Perform detailed variance analysis on assigned accounts to understand reasons for changes and help assure accuracy
  • Performs transactional and financial research and analyzes internal and external issues related to inventory shrink and margin including book inventory, sales, cost of goods sold, rebates, and shrink reserve.
  • Responsible for preparation of schedules and analysis that support inventory valuations.
  • Research variances between book and physical inventory values and work with field personnel and/or other departments to resolve inventory variances.
  • Play a hands-on role in the day-to-day inventory accounting operations and work closely with cross-functional groups to develop and maintain effective and efficient processes, procedures and policies
  • Recommend and , support and implement process improvements to the company's accounting processes, policies and procedures
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures with a focus on internal controls; assist in the improvement of internal control activities
  • Create ad-hoc reports and analysis as required
  • Work with internal clients in order to understand the activities of the business and the effect on the company’s accounting
  • Other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA or MBA preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in accounting, Big 4 or Retail/Inventory experience a plus
  • Foundational knowledge of accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Moderate knowledge of General Ledger, Account Reconciliation, and Account Analysis
  • Experience interfacing with operations personnel to identify, support, and execute on value-added ideas to improve profitability
  • Experience with ERP/General Ledger Systems; Blackline and Host Reporting Experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel with the ability to visually interpret the logic of a complex sequence of excel formulas and update or change these as needed
  • Highly skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships with key business partners
  • Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially during period close and reporting cycles
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Strong time management and organizational skills


In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:
  • 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
  • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
  • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

Why Sprouts

Grow with us!

If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting.  Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.





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