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Accountant

Job Description


Accountant

The Accountant is responsible and accountable for analyzing and reconciling detailed general ledger accounts daily, weekly, monthly or as assigned. Researches and resolves discrepancies and accounting errors. Completes related reports, summaries, and records Posts and balances various accounts. Processes Share-to-Share transfers, Daily ACH Postings, and Share Draft Postings. Assists with processing wire transfers. Keeps accounts, reports, and records accurate, updated and timely. Responsible for performing a variety of accounts payable duties. Receives, sorts, and proofs accounting documents, and posts totals. Matches invoices to appropriate authorizing documents. Codes invoices with appropriate general ledger account numbers and related project and budget codes.
 
Specific Accountabilities:
  • Reviews source documents and records daily transactions. Balances and posts journal entries as needed
  • Posts accurately transactions to the appropriate general ledger account
  • Reconciles general ledger accounts as assigned
  • Completes required records and reports and maintains files
  • Completes accounting functions in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Posts, balances, charges returned ACH/NSF fees, and returns ACH or Share Draft items
  • Responsible for processing or verifying wires through the Federal Reserve or Corporate Accounts
  • Reviews invoices to ensure they are correctly coded, properly authorized, and there are no overpayments or repeat payments. Ensures that approval authority is in accordance with policies
  • Processes payments and obtains authorized signatures
  • Provide superior service to not only members but as well as other departments of the Credit Union
  • Researches and resolves vendor problems and billing discrepancies
  • Maintains and projects the Credit Union's professional reputation
  • Maintains regular contact with other departments to obtain information and/or to correct transactions
  • Assists accounting personnel as needed
  • Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant problems. Reports the status of all account reconciliations to the Controller
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required
  • Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned
  • Daily EFT/ATM Postings
  • Daily Postings and clearings to Credit Card Settlements and other overnight accounts
  • Stop Payments
  • Processes Return Items
  • Files and maintains Expense reimbursements
  • Develop and Maintain written Procedures on all daily tasks
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Completes special projects as assigned
  • Reviews Vendor list as needed for review and provide alternative solutions and recommendations
  • Meets with various vendors and maintain good relations
  • Managing the help desk tickets from IT vendor and follow up on all issues
  • Review and understand our current IT systems in place
  • Ensure Routine Maintenance
  • Assist in business continuity
 
Work Complexity
Individual proceeds along a prescribed linear pathway to a goal, getting continual feedback in order to proceed, and using previously learned methods for overcoming immediate obstacles as they are encountered, or else reporting back.
 
This level of work requires the role to work in the following manner for each key accountability:
  • Customers (internal/external): Maintain contact with current or new internal and external customer/suppliers, and meet and exceed current requirements
  • Decision making: Make resource allocation decisions recognizing the cause and effect across a cross sectional process or system when dealing with procedures or feedback from members with limits and make recommendations when outside of limit
  • Innovation: Conceptualize and help implement new cross functional processes which prescribe the way future work is to be carried out, and provide feedback to manager to assist and give recommendations
  • Planning: Plan workday to meet and achieve requirements
  • Results: Concurrently manage day to day operational and financial goal attainment while ensuring daily goals are achieved

Job Requirements


Accountant

The Accounting Officer will have the following experiences and attributes:
  • 3-5 years' experience in a Credit Union
  • A Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Working knowledge of Fiserv is highly desired
  • Attention to detail, excellent team player and ability to meet deadlines.   
  • Knowledge of basic accounting concepts and procedures including account reconciliation
  • Knowledge of related computer applications
  • Understanding of the Federal Reserve Banking system
  • Previous Credit Union or financial institution experience is required
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Strong math skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Cooperative and willing to assist others
  • Able to use PC, calculator, and other basic business machines and programs

Accountant

Job Snapshot

Other Pay Competitive Compensation Package
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting, Finance, Banking
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience 3 to 5 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Banking - Financial Services, Credit - Loan - Collections, Mortgage
Required Travel Not Specified
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