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Include These General Ledger Accountant Skills
- General ledger reconciliation
- Financial reporting
- Month-end and year-end closing
- General ledger maintenance
- Journal entries
- Accounts payable and accounts receivable
- Profit and loss
- Variance analysis
- Problem-solving and issue resolution
- Sarbanes Oxley and regulatory compliance
- Account activity monitoring
Please find an example of a cover letter for a general ledger accountant below including relevant skills and experience.
Dear Mr. Simon:
As an accomplished and highly skilled senior accountant with extensive experience accurately performing a range of responsibilities to ensure corporate transactions are properly accounted for, I am well positioned to exceed expectations as Floodlight’s next general ledger accountant.
From accounts payable/receivable and accounts reconciliation to financial data analysis and financial reporting, I excel in strategically managing all aspects of corporate, property, and financial accounting. My demonstrated success – along with my expertise in adhering to regulatory and policy guidelines – prepares me to make a significant impact on your organization.
Highlights of my experience include:
Excelling as a senior accountant with Systems Motion Inc. for the past seven years, preparing more than 35 general ledger balance sheet reconciliations, including the company’s $6.2M operational bank account
Accurately and expeditiously facilitating accounting processes – spanning audits, invoice and billing collection, journal entries, and balance sheet reconciliation – while providing a superior level of service and support to realize optimal financial performance
Played a key role in monthly financial close activities by analyzing and reviewing balance sheet accounts and ensuring accurate recording of all financial transactions
Collaborating effectively with cross-functional teams – including payroll, AP/AR, and external auditors – to drive maximum productivity and efficiency
Excelling within time-sensitive, fast-paced atmospheres while resolving issues and ensuring compliance with internal policies and Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines
Earning a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of West Virginia; credentialed as a CPA
With my experience in general ledger accounting operations, combined with my superior analytical and organizational skills, I am ready to provide outstanding service within your company. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing how I am prepared to make a strong contribution in this role. Thank you for your consideration.
Arnette W. Mease