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Primary Location 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY, Atlanta, Georgia Job ID 345167
  • Full-Time
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Level: Varies based on position

The General Ledger (GL) Accounting Specialist ensures that accounting transactions are properly recorded, posted, processed, and reported. He/She completes the day-to-day maintenance to ensure thorough and accurate general ledgers. This position uploads, analyzes, and processes journal entries. He/She performs and reviews standard month-end entries. The GL Accounting Specialist works and coordinates Internal and External Audits including statutory requirements. He/She communicates and documents accounting procedures for specialized accounting and financial transactions. The GL Accounting Specialist serves as liaison within the different departments and the Finance and Accounting Teams. This position reports to the Supervisor. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Interacts with different Finance and Accounting teams, Domestic (US) and International, and Global Accounting Center departments
    • Reviews accounting issues for escalation and resolution
    • Communicates with users to deliver accounting solutions for month end close
    • Coordinates and monitors month end close activities across the different departments
  • Interacts with Finance & Accounting systems
    • Works and interacts with F&A systems General ledger, Account Reconciliation, Month End Close Management
    • Addresses and coordinates with various systems groups on financial impact issues
    • Acquires financial information from accounting system to perform variance analysis and provides feedback to F&A users and management
    • Provides support to the F&A teams and different business units and coordinates support with Global Accounting Center’s departments and Outsource Service provider
    • Works closely with Internal and External Auditors
  • Performs financial analysis
    • Reviews Financial Statements for different Business Units/Countries to ensure tax and statutory reporting is accurate and complete
    • Analyzes variances using accounting system information (ERP) and Financial Analysis Software as needed
    • Identifies, develops and implements process improvements within the finance and accounting areas
  • Participates in accounting monthly close duties
    • Performs journal entries and account reconciliations as directed, using Company’s ERP
    • Contributes to department cross training critical functions as assigned by management
  • Performs special projects as needed

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience in general accounting and/or finance processes creating journal entries, account reconciliations and Financial Statements at least 2 years
  • Experience in full accounting process, including statutory accounting, managerial, product level and network model
  • Experience in variance analysis Balance Sheet and/or Profit and Losses month-to-month, quarter-to-month and year-to-month.
  • Knowledge of Oracle OBI reporting tool, Oracle General Ledger, or other ERP
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience working with Internal and External Auditors
  • Demonstrates a general understanding of full accounting cycle process and a willingness to participate in new project work as well as constant review of existing process for improvement

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

Benefits & Career Advantages

Finance Professionals get a full slate of benefits and rewards.

  • 401(k)

  • Full Healthcare

  • Career Growth
    & Mobility

  • Consistent

  • Competitive Pay

Career Path

Finance Career Path

Career Snapshot

  • Support Operations in over 220 Countries and Territories

  • Scope and Stability of a Fortune 100 Organization

  • Diverse Team of Experts

  • Promote-from-within Culture

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