Randstad GL Accountant in San Jose, California
San Jose, CA
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Randstad Finance & Accounting
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.