The General Ledger Accountant plays a critical role in the company's consolidation and financial reporting process. This position will provide accounting support with responsibility for preparing and processing journal entries, the reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and supporting the month end close process. This role requires close coordination and communication with global finance teams and effective cross-functional relationships with a direct reporting line to the Americas Assistant Controller. Someone who is highly organized and thrives in a fast paced environment will do well in this position.
Prepare and record entries including prepaid accounts, accruals, allocations, amortizations, and reclassifications. Process and review general ledger accounting entries prepared by others as well as monitor, advise, and instruct preparers on correct input of entries into the general ledger daily and/or monthly. Perform monthly reconciliations to ensure balances are supported and accurately reflect the financial position of the company. Identify unknown items, research outstanding transactions, make necessary corrections/adjustments and follow up on any unusual or unresolved outstanding reconciliation items on a timely basis. Assist in compliance with general ledger policies and procedures and ensure compliance with internal control policies and procedures. Prepare documentation to assist internal and external auditors and assist in responding to audit questions. Perform various ad hoc projects including researching, analysing and summarizing data/analysis requests as assigned. Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules, and others.
- 2-3 years of relevant experience in the accounting field. BA or BS in Accounting or Finance required.
- Systems knowledge - experience with SAP, NetSuite or similar enterprise systems.
- Strong PC skills including advanced Excel (pivot tables, macros, etc.)
- Solid understanding of US GAAP, understanding of IFRS a strong plus.
- Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX) is a plus.