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General Ledger Accountant

Company: Horizon Behavioral Health
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: July 7, 2019

Job Description:

Earliest Available Start Date: June 10th, 2019

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field from an accredited college/university.

Three years of general ledger accounting experience is required or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Position Summary:

The General Ledger Accountant is responsible for all accounting functions and tasks related to Horizon's general ledger system, including preparing journal entries, reconciling financial statements and accounts, and ensuring data accuracy. The General Ledger Accountant performs a variety of routine and non-routine accounting functions with significant focus on General Ledger accounting. This position is also responsible for key activities such as Month-End Year-End close, Account Reconciliations and Audit support.


Maintain general ledger accounts and prepare journal entries for accruals and variances.

Reconcile general ledger accounts and revenue accounts.

Perform month-end account closing activities and reconciliations.

Generate and distribute account management reports on monthly basis.

Provide appropriate accounting information to customers when needed.

Assist various departments in accounting issues and queries.

Review financial reports to identify and explain variances.

Follow documentation retention policy to maintain accounting files.

Prepare cash flow statements and resolve outstanding balancing issues.

Adhere to standard accounting principles and company procedures.

Perform accounting analyses and reporting to support decision-making purposes.

Work with external auditors to provide information/documentation and journal entry support as requested. Prepare audit work papers for assigned areas of responsibility. Coordinate and prepare responses to auditors.

Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and terminology.

Strong technical accounting background.

Advanced Excel and database skills.

Excellent analytical skills and ability to resolve complex problems with multiple variables.

Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Strong skills in working with expenses, accounting and ability to reconcile accounts.

Must be a strong team player, highly motivated and able to work under pressure during peak periods.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact effectively with all levels throughout the agency.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical difference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

Ability to analyze budgetary workflow procedures and develop and implement improvements to ensure accuracy and efficiency as applicable.

Required to travel to different Horizon worksites during the day based on operational needs or to provide support at other locations. Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites.

Willing and available to work modified schedules (weekends, holiday, etc.) if needed.

About Horizon:

Horizon Behavioral Health is seeking a General Ledger Accountant to serve in our Finance Department. Horizon is the premier behavioral healthcare provider in Central Virginia, serving the City of Lynchburg and four surrounding counties for 50 years. Horizon provides clinical services to more than 20,000 adults, children and families, including mental health, substance use and intellectual disabilities services.

We offer a generous benefit package that includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave and paid holidays. In addition, Horizon locations are approved NHSC sites, as well as qualified for PSLF (loan forgiveness).

Horizon is located in central Virginia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts will find endless opportunities for adventure, entertainment and family friendly activities. Discover historic sites and an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities, shopping, dining and first class accommodations.

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Keywords: Horizon Behavioral Health, Lynchburg , General Ledger Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Lynchburg, Virginia

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