General accountants gather and analyze financial records and documentation for a variety of purposes, including writing financial reports, compiling profit statements, filling out tax returns, and making budgets. General accountants are typically either self-employed or work for accounting firms with which businesses contract.
General Accountant Tasks
Reconcile balance sheets, accounts, and invoices.
Prepare monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reports with variance explanations.
Prepare and post entries to the general ledger and manage the monthly close process.
Prepare and implement audit schedules and process re-engineering to reduce financial errors.