Senior Staff Accountant -- Financial Reporting

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The incumbent in this position assists with the Financial Reporting function of the company Ė all aspects including GAAP compliance, any applicable regulatory compliance (i.e., FDICIA/SOX), external reporting, internal and external audits, and regulatory exams. Work involves moderate difficulty in performing reconciliation procedures, in completing analysis and research to facilitate the internal/external financial reporting processes, proactively assisting with the organizationís financial reporting processes to improve efficiency, establish policies and processes to ensure controls are in place and enforceable. Resources to do the job require reliance on knowledge of all processes related to accounting and financial reporting. Direction is received from the Manager-Financial Reporting.

Financial Reporting: Assists with all aspects of the organizationís external and internal reporting requirements, and specifically the monthly and annual close process. Ensures financial results are accurately reported in compliance with GAAP, State and Corporate policy and procedures. Completes balance sheet account reconciliations within set timeframe. Leads and coordinates process for preparing the quarterly filing of the Form 5300 Call Report and annual IRS Form 990.

Assists with coordination of external and internal audit processes and regulatory exams. Proactively risk assess the company and develop appropriate processes to ensure controls are in place and enforceable.

Continuously assesses accounting and reporting processes to improve efficiency through automation or consolidation of processes. Work with cross-functional peers to develop appropriate process improvement initiatives.

Monitors, identifies, interprets and clarifies tax, legal and regulatory risks and opportunities. Identifies, communicates and resolves material business exposures in a timely manner.

Project Management: Leads projects or represents Accounting and Financial Reporting department on tactical initiatives, as assigned by the Manager of Financial Reporting, and proactively ensures that issues related to business function are addressed, including development of a project plan with expected time requirements and objectives.

Operates a variety of office equipment such as fax, copier and personal computer. Works frequently with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and Powerpoint).

Maintains integrity and ethics in all actions and conversations with or regarding credit union members and their accounts; complies with privacy act directives.

Suggested training and experience: Completion of a Bachelorís degree in Accounting or Finance and 5-8 years financial accounting and reporting experience. CPA and/or MBA preferred. Big 4 ďauditĒ experience and/or SEC reporting experience highly desirable. Thorough knowledge of GAAP required. Extensive financial analysis skills required, including variance analysis, forecasting, budgeting, and financial modeling. Ability to multi-task and deal with heavy volume period with tight time parameters. Must possess strong analytical, people, written and oral communication skills, and above average judgmental capabilities. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required (Advanced Excel, Word, Powerpoint), experience with mainframe accounting systems and computer literacy. Ability to work effectively with associates at all levels within the organization.

 
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