General Ledger Accountant

Business / Office / Administration
Job Type:
Education Required:
Experience Required:
2-5 years
Job Description

Job Summary

The General Ledger Accountant is positioned to work with the Director of Accounting to manage the General Ledger, bank reconciliations, monthly closings, and creation of monthly financial statements in accordance with GAAP.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

Monthly Closings
  1. Supervise the closing process by reviewing all closing duties completed by you or delegated to other accounting staff.
  2. Review financial information to assure compliance with professional and regulatory standards.
  3. Reconcile all bank accounts.
  4. Create Monthly Financial Statements by a pre-determined date each month.
  5. Review departmental budgets for accuracy.
  1. Assist Director of Accounting with annual budget creation.
  2. Review departmental budgets for accuracy.
  3. Make the Director of Accounting aware of any budget issues.


Fixed Assets

  1. Ensuring compliance with our Fixed Asset policy.
  2. Helping identify Fixed Asset purchases.
  3. Manage and maintain fixed assets using Fixed Asset Software (FAS):
  4. Placing items into service.
  5. Accurately recording disposals.
  6. Ensuring the FAS reconciles to the Fixed Asset accounts and the Construction in Progress account.
  7. Posting monthly depreciation.
  8. Preparing year-end Fixed Asset reports for our annual internal audit.


Annual Internal Audit
  1. General Ledger Accountant is the point person for the internal audit.
  2. Maintain and update the internal audit checklist provided by the auditors.
  3. Delegate checklist duties to accounting staff.
  4. Respond to auditor requests.
  5. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  1. Associates Degree in Accounting or two (2) or more years’ experience working in accounting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Knowledge of general office methods and procedures (filing, telephone, office equipment).
  2. Knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  3. Ability to work with accounting procedures and general business operations.
  4. Strong computer skills for administration, particularly Microsoft Office products.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, orally and in writing.
  6. Discernment and initiative with problem-solving and project coordination, and confidentiality in all matters.
  7. Office organization skills.
  8. Exhibit good judgment, honesty, integrity, responsibility, and punctuality through the utilization of professional work standards.

Code of Conduct & Character

James River Church is Pastor-led and staff driven with board oversight. JRC staff are considered leaders and ministers of the gospel and therefore agree to the following:
  1. Develop and maintain a close personal walk with the Lord including:
    • Daily devotional time with Lord.
    • Daily dependence on the empowerment of the Spirit.
  2. Develop a strong marriage and family life. This includes:
    • Communicating and sharing with your spouse.
    • Spending time together on days off and when extra time is available.
  3. Keep personal finances in order with no delinquencies.
  4. Attend all regularly scheduled services in the church. Special services and functions will be required as deemed necessary by the Lead Pastor.
  5. Maintain a high level of personal integrity, honesty and confidentiality in dealing both with the staff and congregation.
  6. Maintain a Christian outlook and attitude at all times.
  7. Maintain loyalty to the staff and church, actively promoting unity within the church.

Commitment to Ministry

By submitting my application for this position, I confirm I have read and accept the above Job Description/Code of Conduct and believe God has called me to serve in this capacity.