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Company: Guitar Center
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


Position Summary: Staff Accountant

The purpose of this job is to assist in the month-end closing process.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Assist with the monthly close process and with the preparation and analysis of the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial information
  • Prepare journal entries and accruals, both recurring and non-recurring
  • Monthly reconciliation of general ledger accounts
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Preparation of supporting documentation for financial statements
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly reports for management
  • Research and provide conclusions on technical accounting issues
  • Prepare other ad hoc reports as required
  • Additional duties as assigned

About Guitar Center

The Guitar Center Company embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. Our mission is to develop and nurture lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from creating music. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States. 2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast.

E-Commerce brands Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and WWBW offer online sales of a broad selection of music products. The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.


To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or 4 years of equivalent work experience), preferably in Business, Accounting, or related field
  • 2 years of relevant work experience (in addition to degree or years of previous experience)
  • Intermediate proficiency level within MS Excel (V-lookups, formulas, filtering, sorting, formatting)
  • Intermediate proficiency in the MS Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Basic understanding of financial management applications such as PeopleSoft
  • The ideal candidates should have public company or public accounting experience and experience working at a big 4 accounting firm

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

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Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

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