GL Specialist role

GL Specialist role

  • Location

    Bracknell, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    Up to £25625.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paula Page

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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This is a very interesting opportunity to work for a large global organisation that is one of the world leaders within there industry. The role of the GL team, as part of the Record to Report (RTR) Function, is to be responsible for the EMEA Balance Sheet reconciliations, ensuring all entries are valid and accounted for. This means being able to explain why a balance exists and how it is calculated. All open items should be tracked and addressed promptly and all risks understood and managed. In addition, there are regular monthly journals which need to be derived and posted, and which will be controlled through the balance sheet responsibility
The General Ledger Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Responsible for journal preparation, uploading and posting, including Fixed Assets, Prepayments & Accruals
  • Responsible for maintaining and actioning a list of regular monthly journal entries
  • Responsible for actioning journals requested via the journal register, GL mailbox, and direct requests
  • Responsible for review of journal entries for completeness and accuracy, and to resolve any issues with requester
  • Responsible for completeness and accuracy of balance sheet reconciliations monthly, including the tracking and resolution of incorrect open items, and in line with the high, medium and low risk requirements according to the period
  • Must be able to explain why balances exist in GL accounts and how they are calculated
  • Responsible for maintaining full and accurate backing and rationale for all accruals and prepayments
  • Responsible for the completion of all month end tasks
  • Recognise and communicate potential issues/risks
  • Assist with internal and external audit
  • Calculate and prepare financial reports, to summarise financial and operating information and reconcile difference
  • Prepare statutory consolidation packs as required for review by the local financial controllers

As the successful General Ledger Accountant, you are likely to have significant experience in:

  • Studying or looking to start studying with recognised accounting body (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Some experience of general accounting
  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages, excel, access, word etc

There is a very good benefits package with this role and an exceptional Study package with time in the working week to study. To apply for the General Ledger position, please click on the apply now button and your CV will be sent directly to the responsible recruiter. We will respond to successful applicants within 7 days, however please feel free to get in touch if you would like any further information about your application.

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