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Career Opportunity: Accountant I, II, Senior Accountant

Job Title
Accountant I, II, Senior Accountant
Organization
Golden State Farm Credit, ACA
Location
Chico, California
Department
Experience Level
Entry Level (1-4 years)
Supervisor's Title
Category
Accounting
Salary Range
DOE, depending on experience
Posted Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Closing Date
Open until filled
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Accountant positions audit and process accounts payable invoices and check requests, prepare regular financial reports, prepare and post general ledger journal entries, maintain company assets and company vehicle records, and support information requests for audits. Accountant levels are differentiated by the years of experience, knowledge and skills, and complexity of assignments.  Senior Accountants perform complex accounting and financial activities that require a high level of discretion and independent judgment. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Financial Reporting / Processing
    • Prepares standard monthly and quarterly financial reports
    • Researches and corrects account discrepancies
  • Performs unstructured analysis of financial data as requested by management
  • Accounts Payable
    • Verifies invoice totals are accurate and no sales tax is assessed
    • Assigns appropriate General Ledger account to invoice
    • Posts invoices into the accounts payable system for approval by management
    • Processes payments via ACH and paper checks
    • Processes all expense reports after verifying for accuracy and approval
  • Fixed Asset Records
    • Enters purchases and retirements into fixed asset system
    • Uses defined procedures to assign depreciable life of assets
    • Runs and posts monthly reports
    • Performs periodic physical inventory of furniture and equipment
  • Account Reconciliation
    • Reconciles assigned general ledger accounts and resolves discrepancies
    • Reconciles credit card statement expenses to individual expense claims
  • Maintenance of Company Vehicle and Credit Card Records
    • Coordinates and tracks all employee auto agreements, credit card limits and statements, DMV and insurance records, and other documentation
    • Collects company vehicle personal and business mileage to calculate taxable fringe benefit amounts and submit to payroll
  • Data Security and Confidentiality
    • Appropriately protects the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the Association’s systems and data and clients’ data
  • Commitment and Support of Association Mission
  • Understands, applies, and supports the Association mission and vision statement in a positive, professional manner at work and with customers in all settingS

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT responsibilities may also include:

  • Accounts Payable
    • Complete knowledge of the AP process, for invoices and expense reports. Provides back-up and training for accountants as needed
  • Assists Controller with management of vehicle program
  • Reviews reconciliations performed by other accounting staff
  • Oversees and maintains the fixed asset system

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of accounting procedures and reporting methodology for financial institutions.
  • Knowledge of the agriculture and real estate industry, and applied business mathematics and principles.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, computers, current software, and other office tools.
  • Ability to effectively read, write, and communicate in the English language.
  • Skill in serving and working effectively with external and internal customers in a professional manner.
  • Skill in analyzing information and problem solving to formulate logical and objective conclusions.
  • Skill in posting, editing, tracking, organizing, and reviewing data/documents with precision and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, methods, and regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable and loan/lease accounting processes and financial statements.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, at the intermediate level, performing advanced analysis, formulas, data capture, charts, graphs, and reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: 

All Levels- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (preferred), or equivalent experience

Experience:

Accountant I - 0-2 years of experience in accounting or bookkeeping.

Accountant II - 2-5 years of accounting experience requiring knowledge of GAAP for financial institutions.

Senior Accountant - 5 or more years of experience in accounting/reporting for financial insitutions, including complex analoysis of financial data.  Advanced skills using Microsoft Excel is required.

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential funcitons of the job.  

PYSICAL DEMANDS:

Positions in this class requires:  typing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.  May be required to lift up to 10 pounds, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects while completing essential functions.  This position is comprised of sedentary work which involves sitting at a computer a majority of the workday; walking and standing are required only occasionally. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer screen, and/or reading extensively.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. Golden State Farm Credit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.