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Celebrated for over 25 years by style conscious and trend-savvy shoppers across the globe, Forever 21 has set the fashion industry on fire by showcasing the most current collections, on-trend apparel, and exciting shopping environments.

When you join the Forever 21 family, you will enjoy a fast-paced, exciting work environment with tremendous opportunities for growth. We are committed to challenging fashion boundaries, acting on behalf of our customers, and demonstrating passion in all that we do.

Forever 21 is committed to nurturing your talents and supporting your career goals with our fun work environment, team culture and core values.

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Job Description


Want more than just a job? Join Forever 21’s Corporate team and showcase your skills while working with our exceptional employees!

Position: Assistant Manager, Accounts Payable

Department: Accounting

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Direct Reports: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: 3880 N Mission Los Angeles, CA 90031

Department Summary:  

Forever 21 is seeking an innovative, energetic, and passionate team player to add to our dynamic Accounting team.

Job Function:

The Accounts Payable Assistant Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the full-cycle Accounts Payable process is accurately completed for multiple business focuses within the Accounts Payable Department.


  • Support all month-end close activities related to the Accounts Payable department for specific business units
  •  Interview potential new hires in the AP department; conduct performance reviews of AP department staff, delivering training/development and taking corrective action when necessary to ensure that the department meets all performance expectations
  • Complete the weekly check run and preparation of cash disbursement reports for review by the Department Manager
  • Supervise the Accounts Payable staff by interviewing potential new staff members, delivering any training/onboarding required, contributing to performance reviews and executing any developmental activities required to ensure that the department meets all performance expectations
  • Review all domestic and international payments to vendors prior to the payment being sent out
  • Prepare 1099 tax forms for every vendor that Forever 21 conducts business with
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports regarding check run, cash disbursement, or any information relating to AP transactions
  • Support all external audits by supplying accurate and timely information requested during the audit process

Job Requirements


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a similar discipline
  •  Must have 6+ years of experience in Accounts Payable including 3+ years of experience in a supervisory or managerial role
  • Multi-state sales and use tax experience, along with a strong understanding of GAAP, is required
  • Lawson GL and Asset Management experience is a plus
  •  International Accounts Payable experience is preferred
  •  Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel including v-lookups, pivot tables and macros is required
  •  Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive and creative with the ability to take ownership of assigned projects

Successful track record in fast paced environment At Forever 21, style isn’t dictated…It’s inspired. Forever 21 is the leading fashion retailer of the latest trends and the season’s hottest styles at can’t-resist-prices. U.S. and international locations stay true to the fast-fashion destination’s iconic store aesthetic giving fashion fans all over the globe the unforgettable shopping experience that is the one and only Forever 21.

Joining the Forever 21 family means joining an incredible team of talented, passionate and innovative people who work together to bring fashion to everyone, everywhere.  We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals eager to thrive in our fast-paced, dynamic environment filled with vast opportunities for career growth and development. This is a place where your ideas become actualized, creativity is encouraged and the possibilities are endless. Be part of something epic. Be part of Forever 21. Apply today!

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