GL Accountant Job Description

GL Accountant Job Description

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GL accountant provides support to the EMEA Accounting Manager and GL Senior Accountant for the month end US GAAP book close for EMEA entities.

GL Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform month end and year end close for both US GAAP & Local GAAP, including accruals, prepayment amortization, deposits, inter-company charge back, audit adjustment and misc journal entries
Perform Full Cycle Accounts Payable
Excel Reporting as necessary
Prepare Monthly Journal Entries and Balance Sheet Account Reconciliations
Provide Support to the Accounting Manager during Month-End Close
Prepare 1099 data files and research discrepencies
Prepare local and state tax filings
Preparing monthly reconciliations and the month end purchase and sales reconciliations
Perform accounting research and implementation of financial standards
Ensure the presentation to corporate of financial and tax data on a timely and accurate basis

GL Accountant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for GL Accountant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, ACCA, GAAP, IFRS, US, PIBR/ACCA, WHT, EU, CICPA

Education for GL Accountant

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Employers hiring for the GL accountant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Education, Business, Economics, Accountancy, Business/Administration, Finance/Accounting, Accounting and Finance, Graduate

Skills for GL Accountant

Desired skills for GL accountant include:

SAP
MS Excel
Foreign language on a daily basis at work
US GAAP
ERP
Accounting procedures
Navision
MS Office
Microsoft Applications
Oracle/SAP and experience in similar role in multinational company is an advantage

Desired experience for GL accountant includes:

Prepare cash management journal entries
Prepare Intercompany reconciliations and prepare adjusting journal entries accordingly
Book month-end journal entries
Prepare a supporting binder at each month-end (Balance sheet reconciliations)
Assist with VAT return preparation, adhoc support to task audits
Assist in running EPO reporting (Ageing, AFPO, Open POs, Accruals etc) for various EU Entities

GL Accountant Examples

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GL Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of GL accountant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for GL accountant
  • Any other task to assist GL Managers
  • Responsible for worldwide Company legal entities
  • Overseeing 2 accounts executive handling AR/AP
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness in submission of reports
  • Assist Finance Manager in forecasting activities by providing necessary information
  • Submission of Corporate Income Tax returns
  • Preparation of Balance Sheet Reconciliation for those accounts under GL’s ownership
  • Prepare Balance Sheet Package (BSP) for review with Manager and Controller
  • Perform bank reconciliation for both BoA and local bank
  • Preparation of interim & year end EY audit schedules
Qualifications for GL accountant
  • Qualified accountant, with at least 3-5 years’ experience gained from working in an accounting services firm or within a multinational company post qualification
  • Advanced proficiency in using Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word)
  • Minimum 1 year post qualified experience of hands-on general ledger accounting including the preparation of balance sheet reconciliations and journal entries
  • BS or BA degree in Accounting, Business or Finance
  • Exposure to statutory financial statement preparation and review across European GAAP
  • Fluency in English and either French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish a big plus
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GL Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a GL accountant. 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 GL accountant
  • Conduct periodic impairment reviews for fixed assets
  • Prepare reports for analysis using Sage 100, Sage Intelligence, Crystal reports, and Excel
  • Assist in month-end and year-end financial closes
  • Recommend new procedures, instructions, and system modifications to improve the efficiency, timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of financial accounting systems
  • Assist with year-end audit and tax work papers, including responding to internal and external audit requests and inquiries
  • Provide backup to payroll
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel 2010 inclusive to pivot tables, macros, and complex formulas
  • Complete any ad hoc manual adjustment required by accounting manager
  • Assist business controller for all financial audits
  • Finish account reconciliation on Monthly or Quarterly basis
Qualifications for GL accountant
  • Strong systems experience and interest (Oracle preferred, but must have an aptitude for developing automated solutions)
  • Advanced standard in excel is an essential requirements
  • Ability to work in a diverse culture
  • Detail oriented and adhering to tight deadlines
  • Ideally with prior experience in an Audit firm
  • Willingness to work in CHANGI (transport is provided from Tampines MRT)
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GL Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a GL accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for GL accountant
  • Prepares daily (i.e., bank posting/clearing, bank reconciliation) and monthly reports
  • Manage the corporate credit card program
  • Prepare account reconciliations for various accounts, including cash, prepayments, fixed assets, other assets, prepaid expenses
  • Reconciliation of General Ledger balances on intercompany accounts to the source systems
  • BRAVO submissions
  • Performs analytical review to ensure achievement of KPIs and PPIs for the specific function assigned
  • Investigates , communicates and resolves issues identified for each controls, if possible, make sure that it will not be a recurring issue
  • Remediates findings raised by Quality Assurance Team
  • Complete tax, investment booking and any ad hoc manual adjustments required by accounting manager or business partners
  • Assist accounting manager or senior in other reporting preparation & submission in a timely and accurately manner
Qualifications for GL accountant
  • Proficient in all applications of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • B.Com Graduate with at least 3-5 years’ experience gained from working in an accounting services firm or within a multinational company post qualification
  • Ability to accommodate flexible working hours is an advantage
  • Team player, good attitude, initiative and committed
  • 3 to 5 years work experience in Accounting, multi-national organization preferred
  • Audit experience with a Big 4 audit company
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GL Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a GL accountant. 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 GL accountant
  • Reconciles and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling, researching and interpreting data
  • Preparation of assigned Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reconciliation schedules, worksheets and narratives
  • Assist Controller with the preparation of our annual financial statements and footnotes and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Contribute to the administrative duties of the office staff
  • Secures financial information by completing system backups
  • Prepares consolidated financial reports and analyses by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and databases
  • Assist and interface with the Trust's external auditors during annual audit of financial statements and Single Audit
  • Advise management on needed actions
  • Prepare, make and record accounting entries in accordance with pre-established deadlines Group and local rules
  • Prepares reviews and approves the complex journal entries, consolidated statements and client carrier reconciliations
Qualifications for GL accountant
  • Proactive and organized self starter who can work as an individual contributor and as part of cross functional team
  • Flexibility and enthusiastic attitude are essential
  • A university degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate curiosity and the willingness to learn
  • Minimum of two years of hands-on general ledger accounting experience including the preparation of balance sheet reconciliations and journal entries
  • Business Proficiency in Japanese ( spoken and written) is an added advantage
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GL Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a GL accountant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for GL accountant
  • Responsible for the maintenance of documentation required by both internal and external auditors (SSC GL documentation only)
  • Liaison with the internal and external auditors as needed during audits
  • Responsible for the submission to corporate of all assigned entities via the HFM process
  • To work towards the 100% attainment of all SSC GL related KPIs
  • Review and verifies accuracy of account balances and classifications
  • Provide support for adhoc activities like taxes, payroll analysis, AP & FA review
  • Assist the Finance responsible of the entity
  • Preparing corporate / headquarters reporting
  • To seamlessly transfer new entities to the SSC environment as and when required
  • Prepares and posts routine accruals
Qualifications for GL accountant
  • Fluency in English and Japanese language (either native or JLPT2) is strongly desired
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred or Associates Degree and combination of experience
  • More than 3 years' experience with general ledger, reconciliations, financial analysis, and auditing experience
  • Fluent in English & Japanese, both written and speaking
  • Minimum 2-3 years of work experience with at least 1 year experience as GL accountant in multi-national companies
  • Preferably with certifications

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