General Ledger Accountant

TalentHub Worldwide
San Francisco, California, United States
USD 30.00 - 31.00 per hour
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Company Description

Media Company

Job Description

Media Company located in San Francisco is seeking a General Ledger Accountant for a contract role.

This individual must have strong analytical skills needed to correctly grasp and communicate data, and analyze and reconcile accounts; ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion; and handle multiple deadlines.

This role will be hands on and have the ability to interact with cross functional teams, including Finance, HR, Payroll and Benefits, Treasury, AP, AR, Internal Audit, Revenue and IT.

We are looking for someone that seeks professional development who can quickly understand broad objectives, work independently to achieve those objectives, and take the initiative to identity and implement process improvements.

Job Functions
  • Assisting in month-end close activities
  • Prepare and record various journal entries including, Prepare Balance Sheet account reconciliations; identify problematic issues, research through and identify best solutions, and take appropriate action to resolve identified problems
  • Collaborate with different functional teams to continue to develop world class finance and accounting processes and actively contribute to a highly disciplined financial statement close
  • Maintain strong lines of communication with cross functional teams
  • Provide timely and accurate accounting information to internal customers on ad hoc basis
  • Maintain process documentation and ensure SOX 404 compliance for Corporate functional area
  • Assist with other projects as assigned


Skills and Education
  • Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of total experience
  • Strong communication skills; proven ability to effectively communicate to senior level personnel either written or verbally
  • Strong analytical skills, organization skills
  • Knowledge of complex accounting principles in both cash and accrual accounting
  • Knowledge of GAAP and financial theory
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (especially Excel)
  • Experience with SAP systems
  • Team oriented and interpersonal skills (ability to collaborate cross functionally).

  • Intermediate Excel (pivot tables, v-look ups)
  • Experience with any ERP system (the company utilizes SAP)
  • Open to recent graduates with a degree in finance or accounting. In considering recent graduates, we would like to know GPA, any school projects related to the role, career aspirations.
  • This role may require a candidate to work OT and possibly weekends on month ends

Additional Information

Pay rate is $30-$31 per hour