Accounting Specialist 

The Accounting Specialist responsibilities include preparation of various daily, monthly, and quarterly reports. Reconciles correspondent bank accounts and reconciles loan and deposit reports with the GL balance sheet.  Manages the accounts payable process and reviews and works morning reports received from the Bank’s core system, including Daily Cash Report, Daily Position Report, etc.  Responsibilities include fixed asset tracking, organizing, indexing, and scanning accounting documents, and managing supply orders for the Bank.  The Accounting Specialist assists with the monthly and annual closing of the books process and facilities management including maintenance, repairs, security, and safety concerns.  Assists with projects, tasks, and reporting as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Performs daily reconciliations of correspondent bank statements.
  • Reviews and works morning reports received from the Bank’s core system, including Daily Cash Report, Daily Position Report, and others as assigned.  Distributes them to the appropriate user groups.
  • Prepares monthly reconciliations of loan and deposit beeper reports with GL balance sheet; after department review, makes necessary adjustments.
  • Reviews the Bank’s credit card charges; gathers employee expense reports and documents to support expenditures; processes payments.
  • Gathers data and documents needed for various audits and exams; organizes documents in the appropriate share file folders in a timely manner, meeting deadlines.
  • Responsible for fixed asset tracking; initiates fixed asset software entries for purchases and disposal of assets; generates general ledger entries to reflect changes and reconciles general ledger balances with software system; prepares depreciation journal entries for the general ledger using depreciation report.
  • Responsible for accounting record image scanning; scans and indexes accounting documents and archives paper records.
  • Orders supplies for all departments; research various suppliers to ensure the best pricing; tracks deliveries and disburses items.  Shops for snacks and stocks both floors as needed.
  • Assists the Controller with facilities management, including maintenance, repairs, security, safety, and all other functions.
  • Responsible for Accounts Payable invoices and processing for payment.
  • Runs monthly core reports and verifies data.
  • Processes month-end manual transaction entries and uploads to core system.
  • Performs monthly payment register compliance audit.
  • Monthly reconciles certificates of deposit and other bank statements.
  • Supports the Controller in any other tasks, projects, or reports where needed.
  • Adheres to segregation of duties procedures.
  • Investigates and corrects errors and resolves problems within given authority.
  • Operates personal computer to create and process reports, research account activity, perform file maintenance, etc.  Records, files, scans documents, updates information, and maintains files, copies and faxed documents.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes working environment free of harassment of any type.
  • Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values; accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • May represent the Bank in various community, civic, and community reinvestment functions to further enhance the Bank’s image and develop additional business.
  • Performs the position safely, without endangering the health or safety to themselves or others and will be expected to report potentially unsafe conditions.  The employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the OSHA Act of 1970, which are applicable to one’s own actions and conduct.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent and two (2) or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Work related  experience must consist of accounting and finance duties.  Educational experience, through in-house training sessions, formal school, or financial industry related curriculum, should be applicable to the financial industry.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to accounting and GAAP guidelines.
  • Knowledge of bank accounting policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Intermediate math skills: ability to calculate interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages; balance accounts; locate routine mathematical errors; compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Intermediate computer skills, utilizing core system applications, word processing and industry specific software applications, and internet skills; proficient working skills in spreadsheets.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions and instruct others, train personnel, write reports, correspondence, and procedures, speak clearly to customers and employees.
  • Ability to exercise good business judgement and discretion to maintain absolute confidentiality over customer finances and other Bank business activities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with an ability to prioritize and follow through on work assignments with minimal supervision.  Meets deadlines.
  • Demonstrates high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Functions well in a team environment; enthusiastic attitude; excellent customer service skills and deals effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of employees.
  • Demonstrates dependable behavior through good attendance.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills relative to accounting operations; ability to make sound decisions to protect the bank from exposure to loss or fraud.
  • Knowledge of banking products and services.
  • Works under direct supervision to accomplish department objectives and goals.  Controller oversees the results of the work.

As a premier community bank, we realize that our success is the result of the hard work and dedication of our people.  We believe that embracing change, empowering our employees, and building a positive team environment are the foundation in achieving even more success with limitless possibilities.

Job Type: Full-time

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