Role: General ledger

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Track the vital transactions required for financial reporting


What is general ledger?

Working in general ledger means recording and processing a vast range of financial transactions. General ledger is essential for financial reporting, and often means close liaison with departments and individuals from across an organisation.

Choose from a wide range of general ledger roles, including:

  • Management reporting analyst: Responsible for carrying out regular analysis and reporting activities.
  • Consolidations/reporting analyst: Combine financial data from several departments or subsidiaries within an organisation.
  • Inter-company analyst: Responsible for inter-company accounting in line with accounting standards and internal policies.
  • Reconciliations analyst: Perform the essential day to day and month-end activities required for accurate reporting.
  • Accruals/prepayments analyst: Responsible for liabilities and non-cash-based assets.
  • General ledger manager: Has overall responsibility for the general ledger function.

How do I achieve it?

General ledger positions usually begin at analyst level, with excellent opportunities for progression to senior positions.

The required skills for entry level positions in general ledger can be found in our Foundations level, however those pursuing more senior roles in this area will benefit from progressing to the ACCA Qualification.

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