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Retail Accountant II



Accounting & Finance
San Antonio, TX, USA · San Antonio, TX, USA · Texas, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
As a member of the Finance & Accounting Team , you will have fiduciary responsibility for financial aspects of our end-to-end business, including all accounting and regulatory facets . This includes financial impacts throughout the product life cycle, from the warehouse to stores. Within the Retail Accounting department, you will collaborate with store Partners, as well as other key stakeholders, to support store and inventory operations.

As a Inventory Accountant II, you'll perform highly complex functions, identifying and analyzing root causes of shrink for all store departments and all domestic lines of business (HEB, Mi Tienda, Joe V’s, and Central Market ), and providing specialized analyses of the Retail Method of Accounting and Gross profits.

Once you're eligible, you'll become an Owner in the company, so we're looking for commitment, hard work, and focus on quality and Customer service. 'Partner-owned' means our most important resources--People--drive the innovation, growth, and success that make H-E-B The Greatest Omnichannel Retailing Company.

Do you have a:

HEART FOR PEOPLE... ability to communicate across many levels?

HEAD FOR BUSINESS... experience to provide action-oriented analysis?

PASSION FOR RESULTS... initiative to stay current on best practices and trends?

What is the work?


  • Performs highly complex tasks, providing specialized analyses in various accounting functions (e.g., retail method accounting, shrink accrual analysis, inventory metrics etc.)
  • Discovers / drives new ways to use information to impact business decisions and results
  • Reviews financial data; maintains documented records supporting financial data used in actual and budget analysis
  • Provides complex analysis and recommendations on new / existing businesses to senior management
  • Performs complex analyses, and identifies / analyzes root causes using advanced problem-solving skills
  • May report on weekly actuals and forecasts profitability that involve trend analysis, economic research, and comparative analysis
  • Collaborates on ad hoc projects, strategic in focus, to assist in decision-making by leadership


  • Develops / modifies major procedures for financial reporting and cost analysis in specialized areas
  • Responds to actual and budget questions; explains data to ensure management understanding
  • Independently resolves issues
  • May provide work leadership for lower-level Partners
  • May advise / present to leaders
  • Participates on cross-functional projects; collaborates with non-accounting Partners / teams
  • Participates in audits; interfaces with regulatory bodies to ensure understanding of financial data, methodology , and applicability under appropriate regulations
  • Documents / communicates changes to assigned accounting processes
  • Proactively stays abreast of best practices and regulatory changes

- Develops / recommends complex accounting systems, methods, procedures, and controls -

What is your background?

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, or a related field; Master's degree a plus
  • 4+ years of experience in H-E-B accounting roles, or
  • 6+ years of broad-based accounting functions
  • CPA a plus

Do you have what it takes to be a fit as an H-E-B Accountant II?

  • Proficient knowledge of GAAP and regulatory accounting practices
  • Advanced PC, MS Office, and software skills, including word processing, database management, spreadsheets, and graphics
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills; attention to detail
  • Advanced research skills
  • Strong verbal / written communication skills
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of management and Partners

Can you...

  • Function in a fast-paced, retail, office environment
  • Travel by car or plane with overnight stays
  • Sit for extended periods
  • Work extended hours