• Senior Accountant

    Location US-NY-Long Island City
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    Under minimal supervision demonstrate financial and accounting expertise in the achievement of work duties. Maintain knowledge of accounting principles, and demonstrate ability to interpret business transactions and leverage process controls.

    Responsibilities

    ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    • Prepare and analyze financial statements, utilizing knowledge of technical accounting issues and disclosure requirements; liaise with external auditors.
    • Review and explain variances to budget/forecast and to previous reporting periods on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
    • Reconcile general ledger and various bank accounts as assigned in a timely manner.
    • Prepare journal entries as required, and ensure documentation of accounting records.
    • Update the Credit Union’s Accounting Procedures Manual as needed.
    • Communicate effectively with NCUA examiners, CPA Auditors and Internal Auditors during periodic examinations and audits.
    • Serve as an integral part of the internal controls of the organization through identification and evaluation of transactions.
    • Identify and improve workflows, processes, and data validation tools.
    • Demonstrate capacity to assist in other areas of Accounting/Finance.
    • Conduct non-routine financial analysis/reporting projects and create recommendations for senior management.
    • Train and mentor other Accounting team members.
    • Collaborate well with others within and across teams, and encourage team members to participate and acknowledge their contributions, promoting a culture of meaningful work and relationships.

    Qualifications

    TYPE & AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 5-7 years of progressive accounting and financial reporting responsibility
    • Experience in banking or financial services preferred
    • Experience in preparing financial statements, call report, and assisting with budgeting, and performing consolidation entries between the subsidiary and parent organization

     

    TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:
    • Knowledgeable in common accounting concepts such as fixed assets, prepaid expenses, loan accounting, consolidations, amortization and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office including exceptional Excel skills (pivot tables, charts and graphs, v-look-ups, etc.)
    • Proficiency in working with and analyzing larger data files.
    • Familiarity with accounting systems/software including Great Plains, Management reporter, and Axiom is preferred but not required
    • Knowledge of internal control best practices and reconciliation

     

    BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:
    • Versatility, resourcefulness, and a willingness to accept prominent work assignments
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and detail orientation
    • Professional communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Ability to manage relationships at all levels throughout the organization
    • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and work under pressure
    • Able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Willingness to work flexible hours

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS:
    • Standard office conditions

     

    In addition to any specific job requirements in connection with Bank Secrecy Act and/or OFAC (BSA), employee must (i) be aware of BSA matters commensurate with the position; (ii) report any suspicious activity to the manager or compliance department; and (iii) satisfactorily complete any required BSA training.

     

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