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Accountant, Inventory Control Job

DATE: Aug 18, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 87499 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Finance 


Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. The company operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. The Camuto Group owns licensing rights for the Jessica Simpson® footwear business, and footwear and handbag licenses for Lucky Brand® and Max Studio®. In partnership with a joint venture with Authentic Brands Group, Designer Brands also owns a stake in Vince Camuto®, Louise et Cie®, Sole Society®, CC Corso Como®, Enzo Angiolini® and others. More information can be found at


Job title: Accountant, Inventory Control

General Summary: The Inventory Control Accountant is the primary inventory control contact for 500+ DSW store locations, ensuring that each store’s inventory is stated correctly.  Additionally, this position assists with general inventory control responsibilities in all business units including:  helping reconcile physical inventory for DSW stores and the Affiliated Business Group, and working with cross-functional partners on business initiatives including inventory accuracy across all channels.  This position serves as an analytical resource for the Store Ops,, and Asset Protection teams.

Reports to: Manager, Inventory Control


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the Retail Stock Ledger reflects the most current and accurate inventory position of the company.  This includes oversight over:  Store Inventory Control mailbox, Empty Box Log (EBL) reporting, store to store inventory transfers recaps, utilize Retail Stock Ledger to research inventory adjustments in the stores, distribution center, and fulfillment center
  • Provide analytical support to Asset Protection partners to highlight areas of risk/ opportunity in shrink in stores and with third party distributors
  • Provide analytical support and develop reporting for the Merchant team regarding key inventory metrics to highlight areas of opportunity or risk
  • Other ad hoc financial & accounting analysis
  • Complete account reconciliations on total inventory

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • High degree of Accounting and Financial Analysis skills
  • Must be proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, & Access
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in accounting is preferred


  • Knowledge of Jesta, Business Objects/Microstrategy, Lawson, SQL Developer & Hyperion is a plus
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance; MBA and/or CPA or background in public accounting is plus

Designer Brands believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities.  We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws.  Designer Brands also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant requiring a reasonable accommodation during the application process or applicant who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should request for accommodations by asking to speak with a Store Manager, District Manager, and Regional Director, or by contacting Human Resources at HR-DSW@dswinc.comDesigner Brands will work with the individual to attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that will not impose an undue hardship on Designer Brands. For any inquiries related to the hiring process, please reach out to © 2019 Designer Brands Inc. All rights reserved.


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