General Ledger Accountant Job Description, Duties & Skills

As a General Ledger Accountant, you will be responsible for maintaining general ledger entries and reconciling financial statements. Furthermore, you will be responsible for ensuring that ledger data is accurate and precise. 


General Ledger Accountant Work Duties/Responsibilities

  • Ensure Data Accuracy
  • Analyse Financial Information
  • Support Monthly and Annual Close Processes
  • Reconcile Accounts
  • Prepare Journal Entries
  • Assist various departments in accounting issues and queries
  • Analyse and perform foreign currency exchanges
  • Support Auditor in conducting internal and external audits
  • Assist in tax preparation and filing activities

General Ledger Accountant Qualifications/Requirements

A bachelor's degree in business or accounting is most often required of a general ledger accountant job. That being said, it's possible to obtain an entry-level position with experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll or bookkeeping. Accounting Technicians Ireland provide qualifications designed specifically for the profession and can be undertaken from post second level education. Relevant work experience alongside a qualification will aid applications and increase job prospects.


General Ledger Accountant Key Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Be an effective team player with ability to work under own initiative
  • Strong computer skills especially MS Office
  • Critical thinking
  • Budgeting and bookkeeping
  • Mathematical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication

General Ledger Accountant Employers

  • General Ledger Accountants work in the public and private sector, industry and commerce, private accountancy practices, and family businesses. These include:
  • National Public Service Bodies 
  • Global Professional and Financial Services including the “Big Four”
  • Large and Family-owned Accounting and Solicitors Firms 
  • Construction and Engineering Firms 
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Groups    

General Ledger Accountant Related Job Titles

  • Payroll Manager
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Audit Associate
  • Financial Assistant
  • General Ledger Accountant

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