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General Ledger Accountant (Hybrid Schedule)

Philadelphia, PA

  • Corporate & Field Support

  • Salaried

Job Description

The accountant is responsible for the general ledger month-end close of  a portfolio of accounts, which includes: review and follow-up of monthly financial results with field locations and GL team lead, as well as, prepare general ledger entries as needed to ensure completeness and accuracy of the financial results for month-end close; generate and review operating statements; compare actual results to the budget and investigate /explain variances, analyze key accounts; identify unusual transactions; verify adequacy of reserves and accruals.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure deadlines for month-end close and financial reporting requirements are met and all accounting and reporting activities are performed in accordance with the accounting policies and/or the financial procedures of the organization.
  • Review newly executed contracts/amendments to validate that financial systems are set up appropriately.
  • Ensure that new opening packages and closing packages are accurate and completed in a timely manner.
  • Verify customer invoicing to ensure that ARAMARK is billing according to the contractual terms.
  • Follow-up with field operations to resolve contract matters and issues.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliation of selected asset and liability accounts for accuracy.  
  • Responsible for compiling all supporting documentation for balances in these accounts.
  • Maintain and monitor applicable SOX controls and provide associated support to internal and external auditors.
  • Participate in testing for SOX processes to ensure that accounting controls are operating effectively.
  • Support internal and external audits by providing audit schedules and analysis and responding to inquiries.
  • Participate in ad hoc special projects by supporting management and the project team in various tasks
  • This job profile does not contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, or responsibilities. Job duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. 
  • At Aramark, developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with at least 2-3 years’ of relevant experience in an accounting function is required
  • Strong analytical and technical accounting skills are necessary for success in this role.
  • Strong Excel skills are required.
  • Experience with and knowledge of ERP accounting software, and all Microsoft Office applications is required.  Oracle experience preferred.
  • Ability to develop relationships with diverse groups and various levels of financial and operating personnel. 
  • Experience in a central location managing field accounting activities is preferred
  • Ability to work under limited supervision in resolving generally understood and/or more complex issues.
  • Flexibility, multi-tasking, creative thinking, good business judgment, strong organizational & communication skills are all required to meet strict deadlines and manage other projects.
  • Must be a strong team player and leader, highly motivated, and able to work under pressure during peak periods.
  • Ability to perform complex or highly technical accounting tasks and functions.
  • Ability to communicate well with internal and external parties, including other regions, customers, banks, vendors, internal accountants and provide excellent customer service


  • Flexible work arrangements
  •  Paid Time Off (PTO), Vacation, nine (9) paid holidays 
  •  Volunteer days, community partnerships, Employee Assistance Program
  • Your choice of three medical plans, two carriers to choose from & My Healthy Changes well-being program
  • Adoption Assistance & Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Funding Sources and Scholarship Programs 
  • Retirement plan with match on annual contributions

About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food and facilities in 15 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


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