A general ledger manager is the focal point of a business's budgeting. Responsible for keeping track of a company's expenditures and revenues and statements of all bank accounts, the general ledger manager would be meticulous, organized and un-phased working with numbers that so many others may find daunting.
Much of the work can be administrative and desk based, but it is key to a company's financial reporting that regularly comes under internal and external scrutiny. It is therefore important that a general ledger manager has a keen eye for detail and is completely familiar with all units of a business so he / she can keep tabs on a company's cash flows.
The key responsibility of a general ledger manager is keeping account of a company's budget and bank statements (also called its general ledger). You would, in this role, track any cash outflows / inflows, and make sure that any required administration is done for these in a timely manner making sure invoices/ credit notes are issued and paid in time, interest payments are recorded, etc.
This is a role that will require regular and accurate reporting of part or whole of a business's financial statements to stringent deadlines
In some companies a general manager may also be required to take on broader financial management roles and keep abreast with various relevant financial legislation and processes.
Many employers therefore require that you:
1. Are excellent at mathematics
2. Proficient using spreadsheets
3. Organised and a stickler for following the right process with an eye for detail.
4. Strong analytical skills
5. Ability to adhere to tight deadlines.