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Accounting Lead

Job Description

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The incumbent in this position is principally responsible for facilitating and optimizing the day-to-day operations of the accounting department to ensure the timely, accurate and efficient completion of required analyses and reconciliations for accounts within the Credit Union’s general ledger.  Other responsibilities include completing reconciliations and analysis on key/complex accounts and providing support to team members to resolve reconciliation or other accounting matters.  Work involves collaborating with team members and internal customers to address and resolve reconciliation matters and to provide detailed support to management with projects, identifying operational efficiencies, implementing process improvements, and in understanding the responsibilities of other team members. Resources to do the job require, the ability to collaborate with peers, business partners and team members, extensive accounting operations experience, proven analytical ability along with the ability to clearly explain financial information, advanced systems skills, an understanding of the Credit Union’s processes and procedures, and the ability to problem-solve and identify process improvement opportunities. General supervision is provided by the Manager, Accounting.


Functional Responsibilities: Primary resource in the evaluation, development and implementation of efficiency objectives as related to account reconciliations and other operations.  Coordination of all testing initiatives within with the Accounting Operations team. Function as knowledge, technical, and/or operational specialist within the team.  Oversee daily work processes and operations to ensure critical functions are completed accurately and timely. Serve as primary support for AFR team in execution of responsibilities through proactive response to requests and completion of required activities for month-end close, reconciliation of data, verification of investment transactions and providing guidance to immediate team members.

Accounting & Reconciliation Responsibilities:  Reconcile assigned accounts within both the Balance Sheet and Income Statement. Work collaboratively and grows relationships with various business partners within the Credit Union to resolve outstanding issues. Ensure substantive detailed documentation (backup) is provided for reconciling items and complete reconciliations in accordance with internal policy. Prepare necessary journal entries for reconciling items and support month end process by ensuring timely resolution and clearing of open items.

Other Responsibilities: Responsible for supporting ancillary processes with third parties or third party systems including but not limited to completion of daily balancing and reconciliation/posting of data from separate systems. Serve as support Point of Contact on audit activities and questions for the regulators, internal and external auditors by providing schedules and answering questions as assigned.

Job Requirements

Suggested training and experience:  Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and 4-6 years of relevant accounting experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.  Financial institution experience preferred.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office required (Advanced Excel).  Demonstrated ability to multi-task and deal with heavy volume period with tight time parameters.  Excellent relationship management and customer service skills; be self-motivated and able to deliver to strict schedules, as well as work with and incorporate input from other areas. Ability to communicate and present at all levels of an organization. 

Job Snapshot

Post Date 8/18/2014
Location Chicago, IL
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience 4 to 6 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Banking - Financial Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 1179
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