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Benefit Accountant at Calista

Benefit Accountant

Calista Anchorage, AK Full-Time
Calista Corporation

Regular

JOB SUMMARY

The Benefit Accountant will reconcile Corporate and all subsidiaries group benefits General Ledger (GL) accounts to Payroll employee deductions and Accounts Payable supplier payments. This position will coordinate with HR Benefits when discrepancies are found in employee benefit coverage elections during the reconciliation process.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

* Reconcile benefit investments by comparing supplier invoices with employee deductions, GL accounts and H&W spreadsheets to ensure all benefits are correct and up to date.

* Reconcile group benefits GL account balances to ensure all employee benefits are accounted for from Payroll deductions and remitted accordingly to suppliers.

* Work with outside audit firm annually during financial statement and 401k audit by preparing schedules and providing necessary documentation, process narratives, etc.

* Develop SOPs for related processes and procedures.

* Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

* Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

* Strong working knowledge of basic accounting and GL principles and practices, fair credit practices, collection regulations, and ability to perform related tasks.

* General knowledge of and experience with benefit deductions.

* Ability to process a high volume of data with accuracy and meet various deadlines.

* Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records.

* Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with employees, business partners, and clients via written and verbal communication methods.

* Advanced knowledge and skills in computerized accounting systems and knowledge of company-specific software. Proficiency in standard computer software, application programs and E-mail. Typing 45 wpm and 10-key by touch.

* Ability to write and understand routine reports and correspondence.

* Ability to read and understand contracts and agreements.

* Ability to multi-task when other duties are assigned.

* Ability to read and understand documents such as employee handbooks, safety rules, Company's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

* Ability to work in a Native Corporation multi-business environment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBLITIES

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* Associate degree required or bachelor's degree in accounting preferred.

* Minimum of 3 years of experience in accounting.

* Deltek Costpoint experience preferred.

* Ability to pass a drug, background, reference, and credit check.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Calista has a fast-paced multi-tasking office environment requiring a high degree of efficient and effective performance. Occasional overtime in preparing for or during audits may be necessary. The noise level is moderately quiet.

PHYSICAL/VISUAL/MENTAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

PREFERENCE STATEMENT

Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and to spouses of Calista shareholders, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g).

EEO STATEMENT

Additionally, it is our policy to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

It is Calista and Subsidiaries' business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.

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