Accounting Specialist I

Posted on Mar 10, 2019 by WHITE SANDS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Las Cruces, NM 88001
Accountancy
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Summary Description

Perform a variety of routine accounting functions in accordance with standard accounting procedures. May reconcile bank statements, post to and balance general or subsidiary ledgers, process payments and compile segments of monthly closing and annual reports, etc

Essential Duties

  • Receive incoming daily mail and correspondence; distribute accordingly for appropriate processing
  • Answer incoming phone calls; research and respond to member question/s and/or complaint/s, includes knowing required forms
  • Update records and posts end-of-month entries, to include accruals, prepaids, depreciation, etc
  • Provide assistance to other credit union employees and management
  • Post, check, and proof entries to general ledger and member accounts; perform corrections, if necessary
  • Ensure accounting general ledger postings are included in the appropriate accounting period
  • Identify appropriate accounts, assign proper accounting codes to transactions, and prepare accounting source documents for entry into the computer system
  • Collect, organize, interpret, and summarize data of various types into proper format for analysis management
  • Isolate sources of errors, and make corrective entries
  • Ensure the collection of proper data in order to compose replies to routine inquiries from external sources
  • Examine documents for adherence to prescribed policies and procedures
  • Prepare general ledger reconciliation, examine outstanding items and discrepancies, and ensure adequate follow-up to clear outstanding items
  • Knowledge of rules & regulations related to ACH and Share Drafts; and fully aware of all related fines & fees
  • Responsible for recordkeeping & research for subpoenas; which includes preparation of court documents in lieu of personal appearance and timely submission of documents while keeping department manager abreast/status of all current subpoenas
  • Develop and maintain accounting procedure manual
  • Complies with all federal, state, and organizational policies, procedures, and processes, including (but not limited to) the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Patriot Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and robbery procedures
  • Fulfill any other department function as directed by the Assistant Manager (Accounting) or chain-of-command thereof

Qualifications

Education/Experience

  • High School graduate/equivalent with business related course work
  • One (1) year of basic accounting/clerical experience, which consists of working general ledger transactions, journals, reconcilements, or other similar accounting duties

Tests/Certificates/Licenses

  • Simulated skills assessment testing may be administered

Skills/Competencies

  • Personal computer knowledge; skills in using MS Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts (electronically and manually) such as, but not limited to; interest, dividends, percentages and apply concepts of basic mathematics
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of work and/or information
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply credit union/job/general guidelines and procedures
  • Excellent public speaking, verbal and/or written communication skills (in-person and/or by telephone)
  • Demonstrated leadership, self-motivated and team-oriented qualities
  • Conduct self in a professional and mature manner
  • Ability to proofread and edit accurately
  • Ability to teach and motivate others
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work well under pressure
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy
  • Flexible work and/or travel hours
  • Electronic storage and retrieval
  • Office electronics (printers, scanners, calculators, fax and copiers
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions, using logic and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of credit union products and services and credit union and/or general accounting principals

Physical Demands/Work Environment

  • Constantly required to talk and hear
  • Constantly required to use close vision, color vision, and ability to focus
  • Frequently required to sit; to use hands to finger, handle or feel
  • Occasionally required to lift or move up to 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to stand and walk; to reach outward/above shoulders; to stoop kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Occasionally required to work outdoors
  • Occasionally required to use distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception
  • Moderate noise level working environment

Reference: 666482240

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