Senior GL Accountant Job Description

Senior GL Accountant Job Description

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Senior GL accountant provides technical trainings and knowledge transfer of JDE, US GAAP accounting, internal policies and procedures to incoming Intercompany accounting team.

Senior GL Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work closely with IT and Loss Prevention
Responsible for the monthly sales and use tax filings
Be the primary lead responding to ad hoc sales requests
Areas of focus will include but are not limited to Corporate departments such as Finance, Legal, Real Estate, Loss Prevention and Property Development
Primary focus within the first 6 months - 1 year will include reconciling various balance sheet accounts which will require very detailed analysis and investigation
Participate in meetings with Business Planning & Analysis (BP&A) group and business partners to review financial results and perform variance analysis on actuals vs
Partner with key business partners including BP&A and Consolidation & Reporting (C&R) on process improvement opportunities for close and day-to-day activities both within the department cross functionally
Responsible for monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting package, accurate tax treatment, calculations and declaration to tax authority annual tax clearance and filing
Accruals accounting
Process owner for sales returns and billing adjustments

Senior GL Accountant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior GL Accountant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA

Education for Senior GL Accountant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior 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, Economics, Business, Education, Accountancy, Computer, Management, Accounting and Finance, Finance/Accounting

Skills for Senior GL Accountant

Desired skills for senior GL accountant include:

SAP
US GAAP
International accounting standards
MS Excel
Commonly used accounting concepts
GAAP
MS Office applications
Practices and procedures
Advanced Excel skills
Company-wide processesand understanding of the “bigger picture”

Desired experience for senior GL accountant includes:

Exposure and proficiency with ERP systems
Ensures accurate accounting and reporting of PEI Agency commission working closely with PEI and the GO finance manager
Demonstrates full understanding of all month-end processesand calculation files and underlying accounting concepts
CPA is preferred background in public accounting, Big 4 is a plus
Understand and record journal entries for accurals, prepayments, salaries, VAT
Provide general assistance and calculations to local financial analyst, tax department

Senior GL Accountant Examples

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Senior GL Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior GL accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior GL accountant
  • Prepare monthly SOX binder
  • Record fixed assets
  • Work proactively and cooperatively with other team members
  • Maintains general ledger by transferring subaccounts
  • Summarizes financial status by collecting information
  • Produces payroll by initiating computer processing
  • Month end close and General Ledger management/reconciliation
  • Fixed & intangible assets, setting up depreciation & amortization schedules
  • Management of cash application & related bank reconciliations
  • Inventory analysis & account reconciliation
Qualifications for senior GL accountant
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed
  • The successful candidate will at times be the first person people encounter when contacting the Global Business Services Group
  • Review & maintenance of information in the ERP
  • Strong knowledge of General Ledger & reconciling GL to sub-ledgers
  • Manufacturing or Inventory experience strongly preferred
  • Previous experience & familiarity with major ERP platforms
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Senior GL Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior GL accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior GL accountant
  • Assist with questions and problems quickly, look to improve processes and ensure the team is working efficiently
  • Prepare domestic and international inter-company account reconciliations and invoices
  • Participate in providing effective service to customers of financial data
  • Perform subsidiary company accounting
  • Monthly reporting of FX balance exposure
  • Responsible for ensuring that quality, high level analysis and comments are continuously improved on all Oracle and HFM accounts associated with areas of responsibility
  • To support in other areas (where and if necessary) to ensure that Accounting & Reporting can report accurate numbers within set deadlines
  • Active involvement in accounting for new initiatives and ad-hoc projects
  • Execution of monthly global general ledger month end close, ensuring accurate results are delivered on time for reporting in accordance with IFRS
  • Perform assigned journals, accounts reconciliation and fluxes
Qualifications for senior GL accountant
  • Portuguese language skills are required
  • The ability to handle ambiguity and work effectively in a constantly changing environment are critical
  • Ability to effectively communicate status, issues and/or risks & opportunities with management
  • Meets tight deadline requirements and leads by example, especially under pressure
  • Ability to understand technical accounting jargon in Japanese a plus
  • Possess good problem-solving abilities, with lots of initiative and drive, a strong sense of internal control and a keen eye for details and process improvements
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Senior GL Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior 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 senior GL accountant
  • Help lead the implementation of best practices in general ledger team to simplify, standardize and scale our business and global RTR organization
  • Support external and internal audit requirements related to specific areas of responsibility and help develop/refine RTR accounting processes and procedures
  • Work cross functionally with Technical accounting, Finance, Legal, OTC, STP, Payroll, FP&A, Tax, BIZ and various business owners on policies, processes, and help drive key system initiatives and improvements
  • Assist in GL accounting integration and acquisitions
  • Mentor, teach and review the work of other supporting members of the accounting team
  • Manage monthly closing of financial records, including preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations for multiple general ledger accounts including cash, prepaid expenses, payroll and accrued expenses accounts
  • Ensuring accurate accounting and timely completion of required payroll transactions
  • Review, prepare and analyze accounting transactions, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and provide variance explanations
  • Responsible for coordinating the completion of external auditor requests for quarterly and year-end testing
  • Responsible for maintenance activities in Oracle R12, FCM and ARM
Qualifications for senior GL accountant
  • Background in public accounting, Big 4 is a plus
  • Experince in monitoring Cash and Banking controls is a plus
  • Must be a proactive problem solver with the ability to think outside the box, arriving at creative and effective recommendations for improvements and enhancements in financial and non-financial operations
  • Other languages within the EMEA region is an advantage
  • Academic excellence with financial or quantitative competence
  • Prepare, review and approve the most complex journal entries, consolidated statements, balance sheet reconciliation and client carrier reconciliations
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Senior GL Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a senior GL accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior GL accountant
  • Manage effective internal and external relationships
  • Heavily involved in the monthly close across Europe
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations for sites across Europe, ensuring the timely resolution of reconciling items
  • Posting intercompany transactions and reconciling monthly
  • Reviewing and maintaining fixed asset registers and posting depreciation
  • Liaising with both internal and external auditors during their audits and quarterly reviews and responding to their queries on timely basis
  • Monthly reviews of cash flow forecasts
  • Analytical reviews of the monthly income statements and balance sheets
  • Assist with internal and external audit requirements, ensure compliance to tax laws within Singapore
  • In depth audit experience
Qualifications for senior GL accountant
  • Duties may also include the preparation of required regulatory reporting - Participates in and/or lead projects affecting the department and its processes
  • Prepare and analyze revenue and/or expense reports
  • Supervise accounting staff as required
  • Assist with the maintenance and improvement of the internal control environment including general adherence and knowledge of SOX controls, SSAE16, and external audit procedures, as applicable
  • Assist in the transition to and from teams onshore and offshore, as necessary
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for financial information operational analysis using various reporting tools as consistent with a Global business leader
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Senior GL Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior GL accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior GL accountant
  • Experience in public accounting (Big 4 or other large public accounting firms) and/or healthcare preferred
  • Hyperion Essbase and Hyperion Interactive Reporting and/or Smartview preferred
  • Lawson Financial Systems
  • Leadership Skills to lead a project or start to supervise up to 1-2 Accountants during the project may be required
  • Maintain balance sheet account reconciliations for compensation and benefit related GLs
  • Post and review all payroll journal entries and certain benefits journal entries
  • Guaranty precision of company payroll by reviewing payroll and benefit related entries and GL activity against independent reports and/or expectations
  • Handle the settlement of salaries and wages through the accounts structure and develop periodic payroll reports for the labor department and other organizations
  • Evaluate payrolls for conformity with organization’s budget, staff wages and policies, record keeping assessments
  • Partnership with the GL Team, Corporate Payroll and HR the CFO offices in resolving issues and streamlining the accounting process, reconciliations, and ad hoc projects
Qualifications for senior GL accountant
  • Extensive years of supervisory experience
  • BS/BA in Accounting / CPA
  • At least four (4) years of progressive experience in General Ledger Accounting and/or Intercompany Accounting
  • Proficiency with Oracle and Hyperion a plus
  • Superior analytical and modeling skills including advanced proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUP, ) and the ability to quickly manipulate and analyze large data sets and build reports
  • Experience in Oracle ERP with Oracle being a bonus

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