Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a General Ledger Accountant is $21.41
What is the Pay by Experience Level for General Ledger Accountants?
An early career General Ledger Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.20 based on 96 salaries. A mid-career General Ledger Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.18 based on 16 salaries.
What Do General Ledger Accountants Do?
Companies keep accounting records - comprising a general ledger - for a variety of reasons, from planning future sales and marketing projects to reporting necessary financial information to regulatory agencies and shareholders. The general ledger accountant is responsible for making sure that the general ledger is a complete and accurate record of the company's financial transactions. Depending on the size of their organization, the general ledger accountant may be an accounting team member …Read more
- 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.
- Reconcile balance sheets, accounts, and invoices.
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reports with variance explanations.