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GL Accountant (Athens, AL)

posted Aug 9, 2010, 1:43 PM by Birmingham IMA   [ updated Aug 9, 2010, 1:46 PM ]

Growing manufacturing plant looking for a GL Accountant to maintain and improve the accounting systems, which support business and corporate requirements. Accounting activities performed may include posting, summarizing, reconciling, auditing, ledger maintenance, statement and/or report preparation, account analysis, and cost analysis. The GL Accountant is responsible for:


·         Month end-closing activities including maintaining the control (check) sheet, completing journal entries, balance sheet reconciliation, etc.

·         Plant & corporate reporting – monthly, quarterly, semiannual, annual.

·         Extracts and format relevant information to support the information needs (strong Excel skills)

·         Maintain and improve accounting internal control.

·         Support/assist AP, AR and payroll personnel

·         Assist in the preparation of forecasts and annual budgets

·         Establish/maintain general accounting policies/procedures.

·         Maintain fixed asset accounting system that will service management needs, internal depreciation, tax (federal and state) depreciation.


Minimally requires a Bachelors degree with a major in accounting.  The incumbent should have a broad knowledge of accounting, a working knowledge of manufacturing operations, understanding of budgeting principles and forecasting techniques.


Strong proficiency in PC based Excel, word processing and mainframe-based accounting systems is required.


Desired proficiency in Access, Hyperion
$45K to $55K Annual Salary