Staff Accountant, Store Accounting

24985BR | 2022/08/24  

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At CEC Entertainment, we build careers around great food, family, and fun! Our purpose and our passion is to create the best place for kids and families to eat and play!

CEC Entertainment, the global leader in family entertainment and operator of Chuck E. Cheese’s and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants has an immediate opening at our Support Center based in Irving, TX for a Staff Accountant, Store Accounting to join our driven, results-oriented team!

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all duties and responsibilities with a friendly sense of urgency in support of our corporate objectives, including: “If you are not serving the Guest, serve someone who is.”
  • Review and research restaurant financial reports through controllable profit for consistency and reasonability. Determine and make correcting entries and follow up with Manager.
  • Provide feedback and follow-up with field operations on numerous accounting issues and questions.
  • Aid support center departments regarding field operational accounting issues.
  • Perform polling related functions as needed to correct, post, and summarize daily revenues for our company locations.
  • Review store inventories for accuracy and completeness. Research and adjust as necessary.
  • Analyze Cost of Sales and communicate with store operations, management, and other appropriate departments on issues. Resolve problems and adjust as necessary.
  • Assist with the timely answering of P&L questions submitted by store operations through e-mail and over the phone. Explain charges to various expense accounts and record journal entries to correct errors if necessary.
  • Perform monthly reconciliations over key balance sheet accounts (e.g. accounts receivable, third party delivery, accrued liabilities, etc.)
  • Assist in development and deployment of best practices communications and research initiatives for continuous process improvements.
  • Prepare and review income statements and financial analyses for purposes of accumulation of operational results knowledge, identification of anomalies, and correction of errors.
  • Review transactional information for assigned areas and prepare summarized reporting for snapshot reviews.
  • Assist in the Gift Card program for CEC including but not limited to, deferred revenue, Gift Card Accounts Receivables, and Gift Card Breakage.
  • Special projects as needed for Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred
  • 2+ years experience in Accounting preferred
  • Available to travel to warehouses for inventory observations – (annually)

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in MS Office and Outlook
  • Strong data entry and 10 key by touch
  • Proven ability to critically evaluate key processes and internal controls and implement improvements
  • Relentless focus on customer satisfaction to support internal staff
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter who can work independently
  • Strong organizational skills to manage projects from concept to finish
  • Strong interpersonal/collaboration skills; ability to interface with all levels within the organization and external partners
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills and presentation skills

Physical Demands:
To perform the duties of this position, the incumbent must have the ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, twist, reach, and carry, lift, pull, push between 1 – 25 lbs. Incumbent must use a computer, with repetitive movement of both hands. Incumbent must be able to work an 8-hour shift, with some overtime. Incumbent must also be available to travel to various locations by airplane or by operating a vehicle if needed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions is included.

The Company:
For 40 years, CEC Entertainment has proudly served as the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment and the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®. As the award-winning, number-one, kid-friendly restaurant for millions of families across the world, the company and its franchisees operate a system of more than 603 Chuck E. Cheese’s stores located in 47 states and 11 foreign countries and territories, and a system of more than 144 Peter Piper Pizza franchise and company-owned locations. More than 17,000 employees are dedicated to ensuring Every Guest Leaves Happy!

CEC Entertainment offers a wide variety of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) retirement savings plan to eligible U.S. employees as part of their overall employment package. We also offer job training and career growth opportunities.

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At CEC Entertainment, we believe that our workforce should reflect the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of the many guests we serve. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ancestry, color, genetics, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, or on the basis of any other federal, state or local protected class. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug screen. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

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