Posted on: March 9, 2021 | Job#: 352587-737340020131

Senior Accountant - Accounting Policies, CCG

Full-time | San Francisco, CA, US 94105


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About Gap Inc.

Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.     

This simple idea—that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms—is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our team is made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to  learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.

About the role

The Corporate Controller’s Group is the central finance organization within Gap Inc. that is responsible for the several functions related to the financial reporting and close process, including Accounting Policies. Through critical thinking, research and analysis, and partnership with the business, we support key financial decisions and manage the library of accounting policies which follow U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

As the Senior Accountant of the Accounting Policies team, your responsibilities will include researching and drafting new accounting policies as needed based on changes in Gap Inc. processes and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. You will also be responsible for updating existing accounting policies to reflect current processes and accounting, and ensuring policies are applied consistently across all Gap Inc. brands and functions.The ideal candidate will have a strong background in public accounting with excellent communication and technical research skills.

What you'll do

  • Manage the global accounting policies database to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP and respond to questions from finance teams across all Gap brands.
  • Act as an accounting policy resource for the company and communicate with business partners to ensure all policy questions are addressed and resolved.
  • Assess the impact of new accounting pronouncements on our existing accounting policies and help implement necessary changes across the company.
  • Participate in special projects related to signficant transactions and other financial reporting matters as needed.
  • Provide technical accounting guidance and support to finance teams across all Gap brands:
  • Proactively communicate with business partners across all brands to ensure technical accounting issues are identified and resolved.
  • Draft memos to document technical accounting analysis and conclusions in a clear and concise manner.
  • Assess the impact of new accounting pronouncements and collaborate with business partners to drive their company-wide implementation.

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA or certification in process required
  • 3+ years of experience; public accounting experience
  • Strong technical accounting skills and familiarity with accounting research tools
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Ability to earn trust and confidence of business partners, positive attitude, strong leadership, communication and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization and communication skills

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.


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