Randstad GL Accountant in San Jose, California

GL Accountant


San Jose, CA

Date Posted:

Saturday, October 15, 2016

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GL Accountant - San Jose, CA.


  • Using Solomon accounting system; gather, prepare, analyze and summarize general ledger data on an accrual basis to ensure accurate computer financial statements.

  • Prepare monthly journal entries and adjusting entries.

  • Review, enter and post other monthly entries provided by other accounting department staff.

  • Process month end allocations

  • Post and close month end general ledger

  • Prepare and generate month end financials statements for PPMM and affiliated entities in a timely manner for review by the Controller and Chief Financial Officer.

  • Generate affiliate-wide and department specific monthly financials statements for managers, director and management team members to review. Research and answer questions from departmental managers regarding financial statements.

  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet, income and expense accounts to the general ledger on a monthly basis.

  • Analyze and reconcile bank and investment accounts on a monthly basis.

  • Meet reporting requirements of external government and non-government agencies, as well as internal management to assist in making timely and effective decisions.

  • Perform general ledger support activities including: reconciliation of various balance sheet accounts and providing as-needed back up support to the GL section of the Accounting department.

  • Analysis of personnel costs, occupancy costs and indirect costs to ensure appropriate allocation of expenditures.

  • Prepare, analyze and reconcile line items with the budget from the funding sources and internal agency budget, including temporarily restricted funds.

  • Prepare schedules and provide support for various financial and tax audits.

  • Participate in the preparation of agency annual budgets including the input of all the budget in to Solomon Software accurately.

  • Assist in preparing reports and providing accounting-related information and analysis to departmental managers, management team, and various external bodies.


Ability to perform the duties described above. A typical means of acquiring those abilities would be:

  • Bachelor s Degree, preferably in Accounting or a related field required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience at the accountant-level. Non-profit experience a plus.


  • Job Knowledge: Must possess detailed knowledge of all aspects of assigned duties as well as of the computer applications necessary to carry out these duties.

  • Efficiency: Must complete assigned duties in timely manner.

  • Accuracy: Must carry out job duties with a high level of accuracy.

  • Working Relationships: Must continuously demonstrate ability to work effectively, cooperatively, and harmoniously.

  • Reliability and Dependability: Must be counted on to complete assigned duties. Must be punctual and maintain regular attendance with a minimum number of unplanned absences.

  • Initiative: Must demonstrate initiative in requesting additional work or helping others once regular duties have been completed. Must make useful suggestions on how workflow can be improved.

  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Audit Standards, U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133, and the pronouncements of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.

  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with PPMM staff, funding sources and the general public.

  • Considerable ability to analyze complex data and exercise sound judgment without supervision.

  • Considerable ability to understand and work in a complex data processing environment.

  • Thorough knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing applications, such as Excel and Word as well as various Accounting and Payroll software applications.

  • Ability to work independently and to plan and organize work effectively.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to multi-task, and handle a high volume workload.

  • Must understand accounting methods and procedures.

  • Organizational and decision making skills with ability to meet deadlines and to set priorities independently.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to maintain composure under stress.

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