Financial Accountant

Greenville, South Carolina
Students & Grads /
Full-Time /
Why GLS?

Purpose: Access to affordable, reliable transportation is essential to leading productive work and personal lives, caring well for oneself, one’s family, and the needs of others. Through advanced analytics and technology, we can more accurately predict credit risk and provide more people with an affordable auto financing option for their next vehicle. That’s what GLS has done for over 10 years, helping more than half a million families meet and improve their transportation needs. 

People: Join a culture of over 1,000 employees who Care Deeply and Think Boldly, driving innovation in an adaptive and positive culture that celebrates successes. We empower and reward individuals and teams who make direct, positive impacts to the business and each other, who take pride in their work and are ever-raising the bar. 

Growth: Recognized by Inc 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Join GLS to grow with us!

Benefits: GLS offers the below great benefits for your amazing work!
o   Competitive base pay and performance bonuses, dependent on role
o   Medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, supplemental insurance benefits, long-term and short-term disability
o   401K with employer match and 100% immediate vesting
o   Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid company holidays to help you balance work and personal life
o   Paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Annually
o   Tuition Reimbursement
o   Parental Leave
o   Business casual work environment

***This posting is to enter our campus recruiting and entry-level process for position offers being made for May 2024***

What does it mean to be a Financial Accountant at GLS?
The Accounting Department serves as the ultimate source for all of the financial information of GLS. As a Financial Accountant, you will help GLS to confidently make financial decisions for the future, provide accurate reporting for our stakeholders, and ensure the company’s continued access to the capital markets. 

How will you drive value within the organization as a Financial Accountant?

    • You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the business model at GLS and assist senior leadership in resolving complex accounting issues related to GLS’ financial structure, business operations, and consolidation principles
    • You will develop a deep understanding of accounting principles related to the financial services industry and assist senior leadership in applying those principles to the evolving GLS business model
    • You will assist in the preparation of month-end closing journal entries for special purpose entities, intercompany accounts, and clearing accounts
    • You will assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual regulatory and/or tax reporting
    • You will reconcile clearing accounts to ensure the accuracy of all transactions affecting customer accounts, affiliates, and loan originations
    • You will communicate and work with external auditors and internal stakeholders
    • You will research and assist in the development of processes to account for regulatory accounting matters, complicated financial transactions, and entity formation

What should you already have to be successful in this role?

    • Minimum of bachelor’s degree required
    • Strong drive, ambition, and self-motivation
    • Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail
    • Commitment to exemplifying the organizational core values and key competencies
    • Ability to learn quickly and think on your feet
    • Prepared to roll up your sleeves and work hard to accomplish your goals
    • Great communication skills
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