Temporary Staff Accountant

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Barnes & Noble is seeking a Staff Accountant for a temporary assignment of approximately 3-4 months. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for monthly account reconciliations; monthly and year-end close functions; reviewing and approving invoices; and support for internal/external audits.

Essential Functions

• Prepare and analyze monthly account reconciliations. Review for completeness and accuracy prior to submitting for approval.
• Review the furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) under $500 expense accounts for accuracy and adherence to policy. Make adjusting entries as needed.
• Participate in the annual internal and external audit and any special projects as needed.
• Compile transaction files for the monthly and year-end project accounting and fixed assets closes.
• Review and approve the field's pre-batched construction invoices ensuring coding adheres to the company’s capitalization policy and adjust as needed.
• Review and process corrections to any invoicing errors.
• Support and respond to store and other department inquiries.


• Four-year Accounting or Finance degree with a strong GPA preferred.
• 2-4 years related accounting experience with a strong knowledge of commonly used accounting concepts, practices and procedures.
• Strong computer skills in a Windows environment, especially in Excel and Word required; knowledge of Oracle Financial Systems a plus.
• Ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize and make necessary decisions with regard to invoice coding and approval.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as with all levels of management.
• Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.


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