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General Ledger Accountants often work as corporate accountants, property accountants, and financial reporting accountants, and their main goal is to ensure that all of a business' transactions are properly accounted for. Example resumes of General Ledger Accountants exhibit such skills as ensuring data accuracy between different reporting levels, updating the project database each month for financial reporting, and providing financial information to all levels of management. Resumes of General Ledger Accountants should reflect college degrees in the fields of business or accounting, as well as the necessary requirements to become a CPA.

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General Ledger Accountant

Completed bank reconciliations through making deposits, voiding checks, and submitting positive pay activity with accounts having an average balance of $5 million. Processed domestic and international wires on a daily basis. Audited account payable batches. Utilized excel to prepare balance sheet reconciliation and various financial reports. Prepared and inputted entries including daily reconciliation entries, payroll entries, and month-end closing entries in the JD Edwards World Vision system.

  • Promoted from Accounts Payable Clerk.
  • Recommended the development of a data base to compare outstanding checks with those clearing resulting in a time saving of 80% for the preparation of the bank reconciliations.
  • Established the wire approval procedure and created forms for corporate compliance.
  • Developed recurring entries which saved 40% of time required to input repeated information.
  • Coordinated the audit by an outside firm and responsible for the prepared-by-client list.
  • Implemented paper savings by eliminating reports, printing double sided, and utilizing emails for the Finance Department "green goal" of using less paper.
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
BA
Education
MA
Master of Arts
2

General Ledger Accountant

Performed all financial and statistical reporting for the company's 40+ multi-million dollar trade accounts, including accounts with the Miami Heat and the Florida Marlins.

  • Reported results of trade activity directly to the Chief Financial Officer and the Vice President of Finance & Accounting monthly.
  • Implemented a new system for tracking the revenue and expense changes to the trade accounts thereby improving the efficiency of the review process by 50%.
  • Assisted in monthly financial close by analyzing and reviewing balance sheet accounts, and ensuring financial transactions were recorded accurately.
  • Prepared the annual revenue and expense budgets for various operational accounts.
  • Prepared over 30+ general ledger balance sheet reconciliations including the company's $5.8 million operational bank account.
  • Prepared the monthly profit and loss variance analyses, which included researching various financial reports and meeting with management to determine the cause of variances.
  • Performed inventory procedures on a monthly and quarterly basis.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BBA
Accounting
MS
Taxation
3

General Ledger Accountant

Created and interpreted timely financial statements and supporting reports for three to five Service Experts owned companies.

  • Compiled financial information, processed journal entries and reconciled data.
  • Recorded, classified and summarized financial transactions within accounting policies and Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines.
  • Monitored activity in all accounts, reconciled sub-ledgers to general ledgers and resolved all differences.
  • Prepared multiple state sales/use tax returns. Received jurisdiction specific training and prepared returns for Colorado, Nebraska, California, Texas and Oklahoma.
  • Partnered with and supported District Controllers and HVAC Branch Managers while providing all financial information necessary to make corporate decisions.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
4

General Ledger Accountant

Prepared monthly financial statements and consolidations in US GAAP and IFRS for a $500M manufacturing plant

  • Managed and maintained $120M+ in fixed assets as well as tracked tooling costs
  • Managed the general ledger and financial analysis for actual and business plan
  • Formulated cost give-backs and metal market analysis needed for monthly accruals
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in fully utilizing SAP
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MS
Finance
5

General Ledger Accountant

Responsible for maintaining and updating all internal and field reporting using the Computer Associates Variable Report Writer and a third party Comprehensive Report Writer.

  • Efficiently produced timely and accurate accounting reports, responsive to a constantly changing organization and customer requirements.
  • Controlled all ledger accounts, relationship and reporting files.
  • Designed and programmed first computerized general ledger trial balance in the history of the company; resulted in timelier disposition of monthly financial reports.
  • Upgraded all field reports with statistical data to include inventory turnover, units sold, days sales outstanding, delivery trips/cost per trip, and total miles driven/cost per mile.
  • Managed the fixed asset function to include training the fixed asset clerk.
  • Maintained and updated the chart of accounts for Austin Powder and Austin International.
Candidate Info
32
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
6

General Ledger Accountant

Managed financial accounting for multiple fixed-based aviation operators in both local and remote locations.

  • Developed and implemented a computer-based project tracking system, resulting in improved project cost management company-wide
  • Converted a manual forms system for personnel information and expense tracking to a computer based system improving accuracy and efficiency
  • Identified misplaced interest income associated with Sinking Fund account totaling $29,000
  • Maintained accounting ledgers including review of all balance sheet account reconciliation and journal entries
  • Provided timely analysis of budget to actual variances and bank reconciliations
  • Ensured compliance with monthly/quarterly taxes and year-end property tax filing and reporting requirements, as well as year-end 1099's
  • Reviewed weekly payables for proper coding, customer inquiries and payment processing
  • Maintained sound record keeping and thorough documentation to facilitate and comply with external year-end audits
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
BS
Business Administration / Accounting
7

General Ledger Accountant

Prepared and reviewed monthly financial statements for six companies within the organization

  • Analyzed and explained variances between budgeted and actual data
  • Reconciled bank accounts to the general ledger
  • Prepared account analysis for all balance sheet accounts
  • Recorded the acquisition, sale and depreciation of fixed assets
  • Assisted payroll and accounts payable in monthly close activities and determined expense accruals
  • Calculated and filed monthly sales tax
  • Assisted with annual audit, budget preparation and other financial responsibilities as needed
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MA
Master of Arts
8

General Ledger Accountant

Prepared journal entries for mortgage banking activities and general company transactions.

  • Updated and maintained the chart of accounts and the excel spread sheet of new loan journals.
  • In charge of month end and year end closing. Duties included: Performed account analyses and account reconciliations, reviewed and investigated accounts and made necessary adjusting entries.
  • Ensured financial statements are in accordance with GAAP reporting requirements and company policies.
  • Developed, documented and implemented accounting policies and procedures, internal and management controls on an ongoing basis.
  • Compiled of information and prepared schedules required by independent auditors.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
MS
Accounting
MS
Computer Science
9

Senior/general Ledger Accountant

Reporting directly to Controller, responsible for general ledger account reconciliations, month-end close, and preparation of Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP.

  • Reduced the month-end close process from 2 months to 2 weeks.
  • Managed with Controller, audits by external auditors and quarterly bank audits.
  • Provided full-cycle accounting services for two startup subsidiaries. Responsibilities included financial
  • Reviewed capital equipment requisitions, invoices, and purchase orders and ensured assets were capitalized in accordance with GAAP and company policy.
  • Reconciled and analyzed all fixed asset and prepaid general ledger accounts, and prepared required expense
  • Performed monthly reconciliations of all bank accounts, including reconciliation of deposits with accounts
  • Assisted with the transition and implementation of a new Accounting System.
Candidate Info
41
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BS
Accounting
10

General Ledger Accountant

Member of the transition team which was responsible for knowledge capture of procedures and processes that were getting transferred to the [company name] Global Business Site

  • Month-End close processing for portfolio accounts that included journal entries, financial analysis and review with the field
  • Generated and reviewed client operating statements
  • Reviewed and executed contracts/amendments to validate financial systems were implemented correctly
  • Balance Sheet and Liability account reconciliations
  • Maintained and monitored applicable SOX controls
  • Provided support to internal and external auditors
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BBA
Accounting

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