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General Ledger Accountant Resume

A job as a general ledger accountant falls under financial and accounting field. This person prepares important financial statements relating to company revenue; current assets; and profit, loss and fixed assets. It is the main aim of a general ledger accountant to ensure that the fiscal policies of the organization meet the set compliance requirements. The general ledger accountant essentially plays an important role in preparing, monitoring and managing budgets and financial aspects of an organization.

A bachelor's degree in commerce or accounting is mandatory to become a general ledger accountant. The basic required credentials for a general ledger accountant job include basic computer skills and knowledge of general accounting principles, bookkeeping, accounting software, and payroll. One can work for the position in financial, government, and corporate sectors. The responsibilities of a general ledger accountant include analyzing budget variances, preparing financial statements and documents, performing year end book closing process, cash management, evaluating and analyzing income statements, preparing annual tax, performing bank and cash reconciliation and maintaining general ledger statements.

Edwin Watts
021 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California
Phone: (333)-021-2233

Job Objective:

Hands-on experience in preparing, analyzing, and evaluating internal and external financial statements with knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Seeking a responsible position as a General Ledger accountant in a renowned organization.

Summary of knowledge:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of general ledger accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Familiar with financial reporting, budget preparation and financial analysis techniques
  • Possesses strong mathematical, calculation and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with strong attention to detail skills
  • Extensive knowledge of tally, accounting software and Microsoft Office applications
  • Possesses strong communication skills and the ability to organize tasks
  • Skilled in handling multiple tasks with effective time management and task management skills

Professional Work History:

Organization: Group Solutions, California
Duration: January 2013 till date
Designation: General Ledger Accountant

  • Preparing and performing reviews of monthly close financial statements
  • Responsible for analyzing and comparing budgeted and actual account statements
  • Developing standard accounting systems and solving accounting and financial matters
  • Preparing and maintaining monthly journal entries
  • Assisting staff in monthly closing activities and preparing account reconciliations statements
  • Preparing quarterly financial reports and general ledger accounts
  • Conducting annual audit, sales tax returns and other financial reports

Organization: Greens Corp, California
Duration: August 2011 to December 2012
Designation: Junior General Ledger Accountant

  • Providing support to the accounts staff in handling month end close processes
  • Posting checks, tracking general ledger accounts and posting general journal entries
  • Analyzing month end financial reports and performing account reconciliations
  • Perform the task of analyzing financial accounts and reviewing monthly general ledger reconciliations
  • Conducting key accounts fluctuation analysis and annual auditing of external auditors
  • Responsible for building and maintaining strong working relationships with sales and accounting professionals
  • Identifying and reporting financial related issues to the accounts manager

Educational Summary:

Bachelor's Degree in Science (Accounting), University of California, 2011


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