Accountant

Location: Seaside, CA

Summary

Under minimal supervision, performs a wide variety of assigned tasks in the Accounting Department and other related accounting functions. Responsible for Bank Secrecy Act, Currency Transaction Reports, Suspicious Activity Reporting, Customer Identification Program, Office of Foreign Asset Control and any additional compliance issues pertaining to accounting. Most importantly, provides outstanding member service to all existing and potential members. Must have a good working relationship with fellow employees, maintain confidentiality, be well organized, flexible, dependable, self-starter and motivator, and maintain a professional attitude and appearance.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overseeing and performing major accounting tasks for the branch such as, but not limited to: processing TGA accounts, OTC/Nat Net Settlement, balancing/processing ACH exceptions/NSF, Federal Reserve statement daily reconciliation, ACH Stop Payments, ATM Balancing Settlement and Exceptions, Balancing Offsite Cash Replenishments, iPay, wire verification
  • Process accounts payable (invoices)/Mileage Reimbursements/Corp Card Payments, Balance loan credit enhancement accounts: GAP/MRC, CD/CL for members’ loans via CUNA Mutual site.
  • Creates and manages invoices and verifies receipts of income (ie. WAWF and BMS monthly invoices).
  • Processes wires for mortgage funding/purchase brokerage CDs
  • Prepares, examines, and analyzes accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.  Utilizes relevant information and independent judgement to determine whether events, transactions or processes comply with laws, regulations, and standards. Thoroughly researches and resolves discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Works with management and/or examiners to settle discrepancies in a thorough and timely manner, providing adequate follow-up and communication with management team and all parties
  • Continually keeps up-to-date on new and emerging accounting and financial institution trends and regulations.
  • Well-versed and knowledgeable on federal accounting regulations and advanced accounting practices
  • Serves as back-up for Accounting Department personnel and payroll processing.
  • Serves as the “lead” in the Accounting Department, coaching and mentoring other accounting staff and serving in a role-model capacity.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and their applications, economic and accounting principles and practices, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data as well as methods and practices of financial record keeping, including journal, ledger accounts systems and electronic spreadsheets.
  • Thorough understanding of debits, credits and their effect on financial statements.
  • Ability to understand and carry out assigned work with minimal supervision.
  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting or Accounting Certificate (or equivalent education/experience in the preparation and maintenance of financial and statistical records, and/or accounting operations) required. Bachelor’s or higher Degree in accounting or related field preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education/experience in the preparation and maintenance of financial and statistical records, and/or accounting operations may be substituted for AA/Accounting Certificate.