General Ledger Accountant

  • Location
    Canton, Massachusetts
  • Job type
  • Salary
  • Category
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - General


Responsible for managing all aspects of the General Ledger and Financial Statements, including managerial reporting, assisting with SEC reporting and compliance, and development and implementation of policies and procedures around the new accounting responsibilities. Directly interacts with NA Controller, Individual Product Controllers, Sr Management, and CFO on a regular basis. Directly interacts with internal and external examiners and provides back-up, analysis and interpretation of accounting guidance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

o Prepares monthly balance sheet analytics and financial statements
o Liaison with product controllers on monthly close analysis
o Responsible for key balance sheet account preparation & review during monthly close
o Responsible for product & cost centers related questions.
o Responsible for ensuring the company's financial policies are adhered to
o Contribute to the fiscal soundness, operating effectiveness and regulatory compliance of the unit by developing processes and procedures to ensure delivery of accurate, timely and relevant financial information to stakeholders.
o Prepare audit work papers for assigned areas of responsibility
o Assist with any special projects as needed and completes monthly ad hoc analysis as required
o Ability to read technical literature and write comprehensive accounting memos to support Companys accounting position on various transactions including but not limited to acquisitions; divestitures; impairment analysis; debt vs. equity positions.
o Prepare detail process flow documents / document current internal controls along with recommending improvements to current accounting processes & current control environment.
o Ability to effectively work directly with internal & external auditors.
o Prepare and review monthly journal entries to the General Ledger.
o Maintain, reconcile and confirm intercompany accounts for all U.S. entities.
o Prepare month-end Balance Sheet Schedules for the reconciliation book with required supporting documentation.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Extended hours will be required during month-end close and during mid-year and annual audit periods; including weekends. The Parent Company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange; as such; adhering to a 3 to 5 day close process will include working some Holidays including but not limited to July 4th & Labor Day. To foster team environment and cooperation amongst the accounting team; extended hours normally is in the office and not a work from home environment.


Typical background includes a Bachelors degree in Accounting and 3 - 6 plus years related experience or equivalent combination of education and /or experience of which 2+ years in a CPA Firm. CPA or Accounting certification is strongly desirable.

Position may lead to directly or indirectly supervising staff accountants in the Corporate Accounting Department. Potential for carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Language Ability
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

Math Ability

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills

Expert level Microsoft Office Suite skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint along with Internet, e-mail, and database software knowledge. Preferably Hyperion Planning experience and knowledge of Enterprise financial software.

Certificate and License

CPA license or Accounting certification is strongly desirable

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