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Senior Accountant

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!


850 76th Street S.W. - Byron Center, Michigan 49315

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Responsible for the accounting and financial reporting related to corporate departments and specifically the information technology department. The accounting and financial reporting role will include closing the books each period, preparing reconciliations, analyzing financial statements, and preparing schedules to be used by management. Additionally, the role will assist the information technology department with the creation of operating budgets and review of capital projects. This is a high visibility role that works closely with several senior leaders in the company, including the Chief Information Officer. This role provides the ability to work in a hybrid schedule in the corporate office.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Responsible for journal entries and accruals, account analyses and reconciliation, timely and accurate accounting close, and maintaining related records.

  • Analyze financial statement results, report on changes in financial position/budget variances, and provide analyses and explanations on such, both through independent research and through coordination with other individuals and segments for explanations.

  • Perform professional level accounting work in the maintenance and review of technology capital projects records, assisting in monitoring the progress of projects, investigating variances, approving expenses and ensuring they meet contractual guidelines.

  • Assist in the design and preparation of budgets used in measuring, planning and controlling business operations and provide to senior management for review.

  • Consult and/or educate associates and management on financial statements and reports; provide analysis and research to assist with identifying and resolving business issues.

  • May review the work performed by accounting clerks or lesser experienced accountants engaged in general accounting activities.

  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and best accounting practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company compliance.

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. Certified Public Accounting (CPA) certification preferred.

  • Five years accounting experience.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • High proficiency in MS Excel.

  • In-depth working knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Outstanding organization, analytical and problem-solving skills; attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Ability to collaborate cross functionally.

Physical Requirements:

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

May be required to lift and/or move 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. Temperatures may vary for those subject to any of the following areas: computer/server room, print shop, production area). The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate but may be high in distribution settings. Travel requirements vary by assignment.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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