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General Ledger Accountant

San Carlos, California 94070 | Contract

Job ID: 56308 Position: Accounting Branch: San Ramon

Wollborg Michelson is currently conducting a search for a contract Accountant for one of our clients a large transportation company in San Carlos, CA. The Accountant will report to a Senior Accountant and will perform a variety of professional level accounting activities within the Finance Department in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Examples of Essential Functions:
  • Review, update, and maintain accurate accounting records.
  • Interpret and apply accounting rules and regulations (GASB, GAAP, grantor’ s contract/agreement terms, etc.) on a variety of accounting activities (e.g. billing funding agencies).
  • Interact with external funding agencies as well as internal departments [i.e. Grants, Budgets, Project Controls, accounts payable (A/P), accounts receivable (A/R), and general ledger (GL)].
  • Analyze accounting data to identify variances, trends, exceptions, and discrepancies; initiate corrective journal entries or voucher adjustments.
  • Perform account and fund reconciliations and G/L journal entries.
  • Process A/R and A/PI have at transactions.

Examples of Duties:
  • Responsibilities include managing District funds, overseeing the allocation of cash balances, loans, disbursements, and investments.
  • Reviews forecasted balances, examining and correcting any shortages or overages.
  • Submit monthly claims (billing) for reimbursements.
  • Monitor budgets by individual projects; track and analyze expenditures to ensure they are recorded appropriately.
  • Assist with various accounting audits by preparing audit schedules and reconciliations.
  • Review, analyze, verify and/or reconcile revenue, expenses, fixed asset details, A/R, A/P, deferred revenue, and member agency contribution accounts, in the general ledger.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation needed to support grants and projects, and for periodic audits (e.g. financial statements, reports, monthly billing to federal, state, and other local agencies).

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • Three years of full-time accounting experience.

Other Requirements:
  • Must have experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning system (e.g. PeopleSoft, SAP, Oracle); experience with PeopleSoft is desirable.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel.
  • Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.

Sarah Sachs
Regional Staffing Manager

Sarah has spent over five years in the staffing industry and has treasured every minute of it! She enjoys building and creating long term relationships with candidates and clients. Sarah is dedicated, fun spirited, resourceful, and tenacious. She feels very lucky to be part of Wollborg Michelson with such a strong back bone of tenure and talent. Sarah is living her dream managing her team out of San Ramon. Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching sports including the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, being outdoors, reading, and going to concerts.

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