Accountant I

Company Name:
Fitzsimons Community FCU
Accountant I
November 17, 2014 - December 17, 2014
Location: Aurora, CO
Salary Range: Starting at $15.00
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Benefits: Health, Life, Disability, Dental, Death and Dismemberment, AFLAC insurances, 401(k), Vacation and sick leave, Flexible Benefit Spending Plan
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Accounting
Description: To process accounting data with the objective of not only posting transactions accurately but also in a timely manner. To assist in preparing financial reports in conformity with the generally accepted accounting principles.
Duties: ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is an entry level position in the accounting department and an excellent opportunity for someone who has an exceptional work ethic and desire to learn. The credit union has a succession plan in place that provides employees the opportunity for advancement. Employee will be assigned some of the following duties to be completed on a daily basis. They will be given the opportunity to learn additional duties so that they can be considered for advancement.
ACH
- Individuals certified by NACHA will be considered for a higher starting salary.
- Retrieves, proofs and posts ACH files received from the Federal Reserve Bank via SunCorp-s APEX system daily.
- Prepares and originates ACH files via SunCorp-s APEX system daily.
Share Drafts
- Retrieves, proofs and posts member share drafts from the Federal Reserve Bank via SunCorp-s APEX system daily.
- Prepares returned checks file and originates via SunCorp-s APEX system daily.
Prepaid and Accrued Expenses
- Assists in the monthly preparation and reconciliation of the prepaid and accrued expenses.
Official Checks and Money Orders
- Reconciles and prepares the daily settlement to Moneygram for the Official Checks and Money Orders issued by the Credit Union.
General Ledger Reconciliations
- Will prepare general ledger reconciliations for balance sheet accounts as assigned by the Accounting Manager.
Accounts Payable
- Prepare and process all accounts payable including the issuance of expense checks and the recording of corporate credit card transactions.
Wire Transfers
- Will either enter or verify outgoing wire transfers, post incoming wire transfers and maintain logs.
Variance Review
Will review income and expense account variances monthly and make any required entries to insure that income and expense is reported in the correct period. Share Account
OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participate in the continual effort to improve not only the accounting department but also the credit union as a whole by contributing ideas for improvement and actively participating as a team or leader in implementing these changes.
- Performs other duties as required. (Includes cross training in other accounting functions.)
- Consistently demonstrates a positive attitude toward our members and other employees, in compliance with our Service Standards.
Qualifications: KNOWLEDGE:
- Requires a working knowledge of ACH rules and regulations.
- Requires a working knowledge of credit union operations, policies and procedures.
- Requires knowledge of and the ability to apply basic accounting and reconciliation methods.
- Requires working knowledge of credit union products and services.
- Requires specific knowledge of Federal Banking Regulations. SKILLS AND ABILITY:
- Ability to read computer screen and printouts.
- Ability to operate keyboard and submit data.
- Ability to operate personal computer in a networking environment.
- Ability to identify problem areas and make independent decisions to resolve problems as they relate to standard operating procedures. Problems that arise out of the normal daily operation are to be communicated to the Accounting Manager.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.
- Ability to perform well under stressful situations.
- Ability to evaluate pertinent information and make quality decisions regarding credit union assets.
- Ability to recognize and follow credit union structure, goals and chain of command.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instruction.
- Ability to speak clearly using good diction to communicate with members and other employees verbally in person and on the phone.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- A minimum of one year experience in Accounting is required.
- Credit union experience is preferred but not a requirement.
- Basic Excel skills are required.
- Available to work either the 7:00am to 3:45pm or the 8:30am to 5:15pm shifts Monday-Friday as assigned by the Accounting Manager.

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