General Ledger Accountant


The General Ledger Accountant is responsible for the maintenance of all aspects of APU’s general ledger, including, timeliness and accuracy of data entry, account reconciliation and assisting budget officers and administration with budget officer financial reports.

Representative Duties

  • Maintains and reconciles general ledger accounts, including:
    • reviewing account balances for accuracy;
    • monthly bank statements to checkbooks and GL;
    • preparing and posting monthly departmental charge backs, pre-paid expenses, and amortizations;
    • preparing and posting journal entries to correct balances;
    • creating new GL accounts and inactivate or delete obsolete accounts while maintaining the chart of accounts.
  • Administers CCER/P-card, including monitor and adjust credit, card issuance and cancel.
  • Assists Controller with general ledger monthly and yearly closes, including preparation of the required reconciliations and work papers for the annual audit.
  • Assists Controller with cash flow and cash requirement assessments.
  • Reviews personnel action forms for budget availability and coding prior to hire and/or posting.
  • Reviews and posts uploads from subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger.
  • Works with SES and University Advancement to reconcile CAMS to the General Ledger.
  • Loads departmental budgets update budget for reallocations by budget officers.
  • Assists Budget Officers in understanding their financial reports.
  • Reviews and prepares entries for endowment property monthly activity (from property manager).
  • Assists other Accounting and Finance staff when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of how to operate standard office machines.
  • Skill in multi-tasking.
  • Skill in customer service, communication, and teamwork.
  • Skill in utilizing Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook as well as Great Plains ERP Software.

Minimum Education Qualification

Associates degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. Progressively responsible professional work-related experience, education, or training may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for college education.

Minimum Experience Qualification

Non-Supervisory: Four (4) years accounting experience, working with account coding, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and/or budget analysis.

Anchorage, AK

1 month(s) ago

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