General Ledger Accountant

Posted on 09/10/2019
Ref #2388
  • £50000 - £55000 per annum + + Employee Benefits and bonus
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • Accountancy and Finance

Our client, a global software business in Reading, is currently recruiting for a General Ledger Accountant to join the team.

A large focus of the role will be to assist the senior manager with the monthly close process and ad hoc projects.


  • Performs complex analytical assignments and prepares accounting related treatment as an individual contributor.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to support the proper treatment of business transactions for both US and applicable countries.
  • Engages the team and establishes priorities for project management of related initiatives including impact on systems.
  • Leads complex accounting projects with little or no direction, including the development of new stakeholder reports.
  • Interacts with key stakeholders outside of accounting.
  • Reviews and enhances the monthly balance sheet account reconciliations on an ad-hoc basis and assists in researching differences.
  • Uses their financial and accounting experience and acumen to analyse and interpret data to make any recommendations on possible courses of action as appropriate.
  • Ensures the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Identifies opportunities to increase the leveraging of systems and applications by the user community to enhance business systems optimisation for the overall process to minimise manual work‐around and stand‐alone systems.
  • Responsible for escalations from internal customers and responses to customer inquiries, ensuring issue and error resolution while analysing issue drivers and taking mitigating actions.
  • Plans and structures work activities and sets deadlines. Subsequently monitors progress on tasks.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or relevant field
  • Four or more years of work experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge of FASB, SEC requirements, SOX compliance and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles both US GAAP, and local GAAP/IFRS.
  • Knowledge of accounting systems and applications such as SAP, CPM/Essbase, and Blackline.
  • Experience in the preparation of general ledgers and report query and design.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
  • CPA certification (or local equivalent such as ACCA, ACA or CIMA). 
  • Experience working in global environments.
  • Big 4 Accounting/Advisory/Audit experience.
  • Demonstrated Shared Service Center experience within a global, publicly-traded company.
  • Knowledge of FASB, SEC requirements, SOX compliance.

This is a full-time position working Monday - Friday.

Our client offers fantastic progression opportunities and an excellent remuneration package.

Please apply online to be considered.

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