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Accountant I, Global Financial Risk & Controls

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Accountant I, Global Financial Risk & Controls

Seattle, WA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    Starbucks is seeking a highly motivated accountant I to join the Global Financial Risk & Controls team. This job contributes to Starbucks success to strengthen internal controls globally to accounting and non-accounting functions. This is a unique role that acts as a liaison for Starbucks departments and works cross-functionally with internal audit and technology teams to facilitate the annual SOX program. This role is not part of an Internal Audit team and does not perform testing, but rather supports and consults with the business to assess risk and strengthen internal control and documentation globally. We participate in cross-functional efforts to identify risks and strengthen internal controls while maintaining or gaining efficiencies. This position will be key in the growth of this developing team focused on greater development of ICOFR beyond finance and accounting, working closely with partners in Japan, China, and Americas. This team has visibility and exposure to the Controller, Chief Accounting Officer, and other key leaders across Starbucks. Our candidate models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles and values.


    Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

    • Participate in risk assessment, control rationalization and documentation.
    • Provide support in the enhancement of all areas of management’s ICOFR program, with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
    • Work with the business to assess and document end-to-end design of risks and controls over key process and provide guidance to strengthen the process with a goal of both strength and efficiency.
    • Continuously develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of Starbucks’ business, organizational structure, business processes, policies and procedures, and apply that knowledge in support of identifying risks and improving internal controls.
    • Establish relationships with Starbucks personnel at appropriate levels to become a valuable partner and resource, serve as an internal consultant and provide coaching and guidance.
    • Liaise with management, internal audit and external audit to monitor testing progress and assist with issue resolution as an advocate and support for the business.
    • Stay current on best practices in the field, make recommendations for improvements.
    • Assist in development and delivery of an internal controls training program.
    • Work with the team to achieve partner, business and customer results and be an advocate for a strong internal control environment globally.
    • Key participant in SharePoint and Archer development and ongoing business administration and support.
    • Recommends and implements ideas and innovations to improve upon existing systems, work processes and procedures.
    • Informs and advises management on issues, seeking assistance to escalate issues as appropriate.
  • Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s degree preferred; degree in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred. • Additional accounting experience is also valued


    • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills


    • Builds effective relationships with people of all levels • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing • Must thrive in an ambiguous environment and easily adapt to changes • Demonstrate ownership, self-motivation and a sense of urgency without typical close-driven deadlines • Learn and understand complex processes quickly • Ability to think of innovative solutions and process improvements based on technical accounting knowledge, analytical skills, and understanding of financial systems • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal controls • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to manage multiple deliverables in a high growth environment • Ability to build relationships, help drive change and work effectively in cross-functional activities • Ability to work with individuals from across cultures, languages, and geography • Propensity towards technology and automated solutions • Gets results and achieves goals

    _Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals. _


    _We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. _


    Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at applicantaccommodation@starbucks.com_._

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    Food and Beverages
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    Starbucks is about more than just a coffee; they're dedicated to employee and community growth. Starbucks even runs a program that pays for their baristas tuition to help them finish their education. That’s why when you launch your career inspired by human connection and the opportunity to become your personal best, the possibilities are endless. SCAP - Starbucks College Achievement Program