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General Ledger Accountant
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JOB SUMMARY: The General Ledger Accountant is responsible for various accounting functions including the preparation of journal entries and maintenance of account reconciliations. In this capacity, he/she interacts with the other National Accounting and Purchasing Administration personnel, as well as division personnel to ensure the integrity of the accounting information. Additionally, he/she will understand the implications of non-lot level accounting and work to resolve non-lot staging issues in a timely manner.

The General Ledger Accountant is a member of the Accounting Department. The Accounting Department consists of: Controller, Assistant Controller/Accounting Manager, Sr. Cost Accountant, and General Ledger Accountant.

This position reports to the Controller and Assistant Controller/Accounting Manager and has no direct reports.

While there may be some division specific tasks included, the following is a list of primary responsibilities the General Ledger Accountant will become proficient in and will be held accountable for the timely and accurate completion of:

  • Intercompany clearing
  • Sales entries
    • Primary responsibility for HUD/COS process
    • First review of entries for accuracy, consistency and adherence to Company policy
    • Communicate with DUP and title companies
    • Ensures all closed homes are recorded each month
    • Lot cost summaries/Cost-off entries
  • Incentive compensation – calculation and accrual
  • Preparation of various schedules in Financial Statement Package
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, formulas, etc.)
  • Fixed cost review and trend analysis
  • Account reconciliations preparation and analysis
  • Trust/Escrow account deposit maintenance
  • Review model upgrade budgets (Schedule 17) and applicable budget revisions
  • Statistical entry
  • Sales commissions (internal and external)
  • Accrued expenses, including warranty analysis
  • Personal property and sales tax preparation, if applicable 
  • Maintain fixed assets records and record monthly depreciation 
  • Sustainability reporting and tracking
  • Assist with Sr. Cost Accountant duties 
  • Strong experience in reading, analyzing and reconciling financial reports. 
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Advanced Excel skills including lookups and pivot tables for analysis 
  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint; Access a plus 
  • Systems knowledge for importing data to derive solutions, analysis and reporting 
  • Attention to details, updates job knowledge, self-moivated to learn and participate in projects
  • Good communication skills, works well with people, positive attitude, meets deadlines
  • Ability to effectively communicate with NAPA and division personnel 
  • May be required to work overtime as necessary

Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!

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