Specialist II - General Ledger Accounting

Position Description

The GL Accounting Specialist II plays a key role in ensuring accuracy of the company's financial results through the reconciliation of various balance sheet accounts, including the necessary research, analysis, and partnership to resolve the reconciling items, as well as the completion of standard recurring journal entries to the general ledger. This position also supports the Accounting Analysts in the resolution of ad hoc business related requests and issues as needed during the monthly close and reconciliation process.

  • Ensure accuracy of various balance sheet accounts through the performance of account reconciliations, including the necessary research, analysis, and resolution of reconciling items
  • Perform basic accounting functions, including preparation of recurring monthly journal entries using support provided by business partners and system queries
  • With heavy guidance from other team members, provide assistance in the resolution of ad hoc business related issues and inquiries
  • Take ownership of personal development through active participation in desk and competency reviews, as well as completion of an independent development plan
  • Participate in team, Accounting/Finance, and Company-wide meetings

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Motivates peers and embraces change
  • Challenges others and status quo; Speaks up and expresses opinion appropriately
  • Ability to use resources to find answers, including asking questions to gather information and considering impact of decisions
  • Ability to think logically with a thought process that is practical and grounded; considers the impact of a decision
  • Ability to make and follow through on commitments, by working efficiently and using time wisely; Suggests improvements
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships and partner with others inside and outside of their direct area
  • Ability to cooperate and work well with others, including resolving conflict in a positive and professional manner
  • Ability to understand and follow proper processes, and use systems, tools and resources appropriately
  • Ability to embrace change

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of business experience, including 1+ years of accounting, finance or related experience required (i.e bookkeeping, cash management, office management)
  • Account reconciliation experience required
  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Excel required (i.e. Filtering, VLookups, Subtotals, Shortcuts); basic level of MS Access preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent

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