General Ledger Analyst Job Description

General Ledger Analyst Job Description

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General ledger analyst provides support for the strategic direction and execution of G/L accounting processes related to accurate and timely recording and reporting of financial information and analysis of both internal and external reporting, in accordance with Altra Industrial Motion’s corporate accounting policies, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S.

General Ledger Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform daily and monthly procedures to ensure the timely and accurate closing of the inventory sub-ledgers
Provide technical support on using the accruals management system to owners of accruals across the business
Perform system testing and support as required
Run month-end system routines for the accruals management system
Work with US counterparts on system enhancements
Provide regular training sessions for the accruals management system across various European locations
Delivery of the monthend financial reporting for Nordic region entities covering all aspects of the P&L and Balance Sheet
Sales and inventory accounting for products distributed via 3rd party logistics providers
Ensuring accuracy of accruals and prepayments including regular direct contact with cost centre and purchase order managers across the business
Payroll, CIT and VAT accounting - working closely with the general ledger controlling compliance team to ensure balance sheet control and reconciliation to tax authority statements

General Ledger Analyst Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for General Ledger Analyst

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Education for General Ledger Analyst

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Employers hiring for the general ledger analyst job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Education, Business/Administration, Accountancy, Supervision, MBA, English, Economics

Skills for General Ledger Analyst

Desired skills for general ledger analyst include:

MS office
Mortgage agreements and management agreements for assigned properties
Real estate accounting software
Best practices within a project accounting environment and how to drive performance through better behaviors
Companies Acts
ERP system and the Microsoft Office suite
Internal controls principles
Regulatory Licences
Accounting processes
Analysis codes and business rules

Desired experience for general ledger analyst includes:

Maintain and reconcile all sub-ledgers to General Ledger – fixed assets and cash for preparation of prepaid, accruals, reserves & retained earnings, inter-company, fixed assets, cash, cost plus and other reconciliations in the required format for further review at regional finance level
Must have a one year of accounting experience, preferably in wholesale/retail inventory
Must have a strong skill in MS Excel
Must have robust analytical and reporting abilities, effective written and verbal communication skills
Must have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a large team environment
SAP and Hyperion/Essbase experience a plus

General Ledger Analyst Examples

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General Ledger Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of general ledger analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for general ledger analyst
  • First level review of the monthly trial balance and presentation of results to General Ledger Controlling manager and EU Financial Controller
  • Partnering with the Nordic region Finance Business Partner, including hosting a monthly meeting to review entity results and discuss accounting issues
  • Proactive attention to technical accounting issues relevant to the Nordic entities under both US and local GAAP
  • Management of various entity specific processes
  • Ensure that GL accounts are reconciled and supporting documentation for each reconciliation is readily available for management and regional review
  • Maintain all documentation and update timely
  • Under direct supervision, validate the monthly payroll variances submission from in country and prepare reports for payroll submission
  • Conducts related General Ledger (GL) payroll closing activities ensuring that they are completed in time and accordance to the set guidelines
  • Works closely with Payroll to ensure timely submission of payments for payroll variances
  • Reconciliation of General Ledger Accounts including Cash and Bank accounts and other Sub-ledger Accounts as required
Qualifications for general ledger analyst
  • Prepares balance sheet reconciliations and analyses assigned
  • University degree, preferable in business administration, finance, accountancy, economics or similar experiences / training / education
  • Typically holds 0 -2 years post graduate relevant work experience
  • Graduate of Accounting or Management Accounting
  • Graduates in Commerce or Business Administration or equivalent with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply
  • CPA is a plus but not preferred
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General Ledger Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a general ledger analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for general ledger analyst
  • Preparing and organizing supporting documentation for reconciliations
  • Performing Account-related system tasks such as report generation and data management
  • Preparing reconciliation-related journal entries and enter in SAP GL
  • Handling GL Maintenance activities – RC creation & account creation
  • Developing new methods or approaches to facilitate more effective performance of prescribed responsibilities
  • Effectively communicating independently with all the stake holders including US Managers/counterparts
  • Being an effective team player ensuring the team goals are achieved through collaboration
  • Ability to Prioritize & multi task successfully to ensure meeting challenging deadlines of various activities
  • Reviewing journal entries prepared by Jr
  • Performing month end close processes, timely and accurately, ensuring properly financial records
Qualifications for general ledger analyst
  • Working experience in General Accounting, Fixed Assets
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations and justifications
  • Experience in book-keeping is ideal
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field from an accredited institution required
  • Structured approach to problem solving and ability to analyze a situation to identify the root cause
  • Good knowledge of internal controls especially SOX requirements
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General Ledger Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a general ledger analyst. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for general ledger analyst
  • Supervision of the accounting of raw material under a modified standard cost basis
  • Supervision and performance of accounting for labor, direct materials, utilities, maintenance, and plant spending
  • Supervision of accounting and coordinating accounting transactions for the plant location for issues relating to employee benefits, payroll, and other issues
  • Supervision and accounting of plant invoicing and billing issues, miscellaneous accounts receivable, miscellaneous accounts payable, fixed assets, and other accounting issues
  • Leading process improvement projects to reduce the time of the accounting closing process
  • Performance of special projects at the request of the Manager Plant Accounting
  • Reporting and recording plant idling costs and asset retirement obligations
  • Interaction with personnel from corporate headquarters, tax division, plant operations, plant financial planning and analysis, procurement, raw materials, and other areas of U
  • Analyze monthly results to verify that actual accounting results obtained from the Oracle trial balance are reasonable and investigate/reconcile any differences in an efficient and intelligent manner while meeting strict accounting closing deadlines
  • Adheres to GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines
Qualifications for general ledger analyst
  • Required experience 2 – 3 years in Finance competencies
  • Participate to RaDAR project for GLO LAP North America in contact with NAR Project Manager and GLO London teams
  • Ensure that NAR specificities are taken into account during the project
  • Organize works with NAR users (interviews, workshop, communication, testing phase….)
  • Provide follow-up to NAR project manager and sponsors
  • Provide follow-up and support on other related projects, per agreement with GLO LAP NA management
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General Ledger Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of general ledger analyst. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for general ledger analyst
  • Interface with offshore provider for general accounting support activities
  • Guide semi-complex accounting activities such as account reconciliations and preparation of journal entries
  • Shares data maps with programmers, clients, and others as appropriate to ensure successful conversion
  • Reviews conversion results (reports, balancing, data load, software changes) with client to refine and confirm requirements
  • Obtains formal customer acceptance of results
  • Reviews the conversion results (reports, balancing of systems, balancing system conversion to associated General Ledger accounts, errors) with the customer and obtains client sign-off
  • Coordinates and directs the completion of post-conversion maintenance potentially including error resolution, system or data changes, and balancing adjustments
  • Participate in defining the implementation plan details, including deployment, cutover and fall-back
  • As part of the conversion process, tests customized software against customer specific needs sharing reports and application specific data with customers that reflect how conversion data will be processed
  • Examines client processes, forms and reports, determines operational needs and documents what software will do and all related processes, forms, reports, to be used after conversion is complete
Qualifications for general ledger analyst
  • Experience in business analysis, writing functional specifications and testing applications
  • Experience working with accounting of complex banking financial products and their accounting schemas
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite (data analysis in Excel, PowerPoint presentations)
  • Experience in financial audit (Big 4) or similar position preferred
  • The ability to work well as part of a team individually
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in General Ledger Accounting domain
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General Ledger Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of general ledger analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for general ledger analyst
  • Performing balance sheet account reconciliation on a monthly basis
  • Analysing the monthy balance sheet movements and monitoring, actioning proactively the pending items/issues, escalating if necessary
  • Communicating on a regular basis with the in-country colleagues over Europe
  • Operating all of the processes according to the SOX controls
  • Participating actively in audits
  • Developing approporiate procedures to improve efficiency/working under the Countinuous Improvement methodology
  • Working primarily independetly but as part of a strong team
  • Supporting the Accounting Manager to deliver a timely month end close
  • Ensuring reliable, timely and accurate information is provided to key stakeholder
  • Handle audit queries from both internal and external stakeholders
Qualifications for general ledger analyst
  • Performs closing and reporting activities
  • Supports the timely and successful completion of closing activities
  • Complies to audit requirements
  • Prepares and raises to GL appropriate journal entries to correct EAI validation errors
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly (Group and /or local reports)
  • At least min 4 years of relevant experience

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