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Accounting Assistant

at Georgia's Own Credit Union

Posted: 9/5/2019
Job Reference #: 706

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Tracking Code
519
Job Description

Come on in! Banking on Purpose starts with our most important asset, OUR EMPLOYEES!

How would you like to be a part of a team that is owned by our members (you), which means you get better rates, fewer and lower fees, and the assurance of knowing that you and your success are what matter most to us.

Georgia’s Own Credit Union, one of the largest –and oldest!- financial institutions in the state. Our secret to being around so long and continuing to grow is, and always has been, finding team members that are service-driven, committed to each other, and engaged in our mission of Banking On Purpose. This promise to our members and each other was cultivated by our founders in 1934 and has continued to fuel our growth through today, which is why we are looking for talented professionals to join our mission! Our culture is one of respect amongst both managers and peers, one where you will enjoy the various challenges of your role, and one where you always be fairly rewarded for your work. We hope you’ll take some time to browse our job postings below and we look forward to learning more about you!

Do you enjoy providing guidance and support to various departments and business functions? Are you passionate about the employee development and execution of employee relations, performance management, policy interpretation, compliance, compensation and benefits consultation, recruitment and training? Are you looking for a place that will encourage great career growth? Then Georgia’s Own Credit Union is for you!

SUMMARY

Responsible for accurate and timely completion of assigned daily and monthly journal entries, reports and reconciliations. Expected to leverage their knowledge to analyze and research data, resolve issues/outages, and effectively communicate with internal departments, along with making recommendations for process improvements.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accurately prepare and key operational, corrective and monthly journal entries. Scan entry and obtain approval according to established procedures.
  • Prepare assigned balance sheet reconciliations by established daily/weekly/monthly deadlines (can include pre-reconciliation before month-end close).
  • Primary and backup job duties may include balancing of approximately 30+ ATM Machines, Share Draft In-Clearing, Over-the-Counter Cash & Check transactions, Branch Cash Shipments, Federal Reserve and Electronic Cash Management returns, and Official Check maintenance.
  • Must properly balance, research and analyze outages/adjustments to ensure all outstanding items clear in a timely manner, and member-related transactions are accounted for and corrected within established timeframes.
  • Provide assistance to other departments in researching outages and adjustments, to ensure timely resolution and interdepartmental satisfaction standards are met.
  • Responsible for sorting branch and inter-department documentation in compliance with Credit Union record retention policy.
  • Gather data and accurately prepare assigned monthly reports by established deadline.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of policies and procedures and trends in the credit union industry.
  • Maintain current procedures for all role functions. Ensure a minimum of one other Accounting team member is cross-trained in all role functions.
  • Assist with departmental and organizational projects as requested.
  • Utilize software (Prologue, TranZact, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Nautilus, Outlook) in daily work, with advanced skills in Excel. Assist non-Accounting users with Prologue or Nautilus questions.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of policies and procedures and trends in the credit union industry.

Required Skills

EDUCATIONAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate or Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred.
  • 2-3 years related work experience (reporting, bank reconcilement, and/or accounts payable), preferably within a financial institution.
  • Equivalent work experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.

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Required Experience

OTHER JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of financial institution finance and/or operational areas.
  • Proficient in MS Office and able to quickly learn various operational and finance related systems; must have strong/advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Must be detail oriented with ability to understand, analyze, and complete reporting requirements.
  • Self-motivation and strong work ethic combine with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making skills.

Physical Requirements: To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. All employees must be able to communicate face to face or through technology with or without reasonable accommodation. Employee will be in an office environment (well-lighted, heated and air-conditioned) typically stationed at a desk or table. Employee will be asked to sit and stand for various increments of time, and to lift/push up 10 lbs. Clerical office duties on various forms of technology are required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

SAFE ACT Disclosure: All positions that have lending responsibilities must comply with all requirements under the SAFE ACT, as well as the union’s policies and procedures related to the SAFE ACT. This includes an obligation on the employee’s part to ensure that NMLA registration pertaining to the SAFE ACT is kept current. The employee must notify the credit union within 30 days of any changes that need to be reflected on the NMLS Registry.

EEO Disclosure: Georgia’s Own Credit Union is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with obligations under federal law, every company that is a federal contractor or subcontractor is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance women, minorities, disabled veterans, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans.

Job Location
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular