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Senior Accountant/Controller

Unclaimed Baggage Center
Scottsboro, AL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Reporting to the Vice President of Finance, the Sr. Accountant/Controller will be an integral part of the agile accounting operation for a growing and innovative enterprise with separate businesses serving the travel, hospitality, and retail sectors. The ideal candidate will have a passion for understanding the story behind the numbers so he/she can provide insightful information to leaders throughout the organization. By combining a strong technical knowledge of the accounting trade with a keen use and understanding of financial technologies, this individual will work closely with the VP of Finance to find and launch new efficiencies and strategies in guiding the accounting team.


  • Oversee regular accounting processes such as A/P, A/R, Payroll, and journal entries plus monthly closure accounts for 4 separate businesses
  • Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Maintain and update chart of accounts for multiple companies to optimize financial reporting
  • Guide accounting staff by coordinating activities and answering questions
  • Cross train team to create redundancy so key tasks can be accomplished with limited staff
  • Reconcile bank statements and bookkeeping ledgers and clear any discrepancies in the balances by researching and analyzing the account information
  • Generate company financial reports and distribute to stakeholders
  • Perform trend analysis and communicate key findings to drive better future outcomes
  • Use MS Excel to create various models and forecasts supporting business needs
  • File and remit sales taxes, other taxes, and other financial obligations
  • Assist in developing budgetary plans for different business units
  • Oversee enterprise credit card program including proper coding into general ledger of all expenses
  • Administer 401K plan including working with third party auditor on annual plan audit
  • Administer company insurances including work comp, general liability, etc.
  • Work with team to assess and select company benefit products to be offered in the cafeteria plan
  • Comply with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions
  • Continue education and training to maintain mastery of the field


  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a sense of humor, personal integrity, collaborative working style, and appreciation for the power of teamwork
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with team members up and down the line, from senior leadership to direct reports and peers
  • Commitment to do what it takes to meet key deadlines
  • Professional, dependable, and highly confidential


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in accounting (more experience preferred)
  • Excellent understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Proficiency using enterprise accounting software (Microsoft GP preferred)
  • Proficiency using MS Excel spreadsheets and pivot tables
  • Experience using MS Excel to create models and forecasts
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills


Unclaimed Baggage is the nation’s only buyer and repurposer of lost luggage, offering a second life to a treasure trove of goods that airlines and other travel/hospitality companies have been unable to reunite with their former owners. It’s 50,000 square foot brick-and-mortar retail store in Scottsboro, Alabama draws over a million visitors a year from all 50 states and around the world. Besides clothing, jewelry, footwear, electronics, eyewear and sporting goods, shoppers might find anything from a kimono to a shrunken head, vintage collectibles or a zebra skin, complete with ears and tail. This one-of-a-kind business has attracted media attention for decades in outlets ranging from The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Discovery Channel and more for its ever-changing array of unique items from around the world, all sold at incredible value. The company also runs a philanthropic foundation called Reclaimed for Good, providing worldwide charities with millions of dollars’ worth of items like unsellable medical supplies and equipment, clothing and eyeglasses. In 2020, this family-owned business celebrated its 50th anniversary and successfully launched its first online store. Within days of it’s launch, welcomed over a million visitors to it’s site, shopping from every state in the country. Top 10 states by e-commerce customer range from coast to coast every week, showing the strength of this unique brand. Learn about Unclaimed Baggage at or connect online through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


Our Mission is to: “Redeem the lost, unclaimed, and rejected for the glory of God.”
We have the stability of our 50+ year history, combined with a highly entrepreneurial mindset, constantly changing and improving for growth. Our principles are rooted in a distinctly Judeo-Christian worldview. We are not perfect and do not always get it right, but we genuinely seek to honor God in all we do.

Our Values in Action are:

  • Integrity: Do the right thing
  • Excellence: Always reach for better
  • Humility: Listen and learn
  • Service: Help others win
  • Teamwork: Grow stronger together
  • Gratitude: Choose to be thankful
  • Entrepreneurship: Make it happen

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Unclaimed Baggage Center


Scottsboro, AL
35768 USA


Finance and Insurance

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