General Ledger Accountant

MARKSVILLE, LA 71351 | Temporary

Post Date: 08/01/2018 Job ID: 00004MV9 Industry: Management Pay Rate: 23.08
Spherion is currently seeking to fill a temporary position of a General Ledger Accountant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze and maintain the general ledger for various departments/programs
Prepares monthly journal entries and adjustments, including supporting documentation and appropriate descriptions
Reconciles balance sheet accounts in a timely, effective manner
Perform month-end account closing activities and reconciliations
Prepare and analyze financial statement schedules for annual audit
Assist in the preparation of month, quarter and annual financial statements
Assist in the preparation of periodic grantor agency reports
Perform other duties as assigned by the accounting manager
Responsible for maintaining the highest level of confidentiality within the department
Held accountable to a high degree, for the accuracy and thoroughness of departmental records and reports

Qualification Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university;
Three to five years of experience working in an accounting department preferable for a governmental agency;
Good knowledge of standard governmental accounting practices and standards;
Knowledge of accounting software along with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
Organized and detailed oriented;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written;
Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet frequent deadlines;
Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team;
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and communicate in a professional manner


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