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Accounting Assistant

Company: Olympia Federal Savings
Location: Olympia
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Olympia Federal Savings employees love the places we work and the communities we serve. In addition to a generous benefit package and opportunities for career growth, Oly Fed employees are able to boast about working for an Association with a positive reputation and a proven commitment to our communities. We have been voted as one of the top 10 of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine in 2019!

The Accounting Assistant IV will perform a variety of accounting responsibilities within the Accounting Department to include managing and maintaining Association accounts and assets, accounts payable, and report preparation. Perform accounting research as needed. Provide prompt and courteous service to both internal and external customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Daily reporting of Association Bank Checks and Money Orders through MoneyGram.

* Prepare and send Canadian checks to Federal Reserve Bank for credit.

* Reconcile the Association's Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) clearing account and suspense accounts daily. Perform other reconcilements and balancing as assigned.

* Perform daily duties to balance in the areas of traveler's checks, returned items and federal withholding.

* Complete Association investment transactions, which includes journalize purchases and sales, principal and interest payments, and file maintenance.

* Assist in month-end balancing and reporting.

* Review and reconcile assigned accounts, as part of the department's overall General Ledger (GL) certification process, on a recurring basis to identify and clear stale items, deter fraud and increase understanding of the Association's various accounts.

* Complete monthly and quarterly Public Deposit Protection Commission Reports.

* Perform quarterly Reg. D reporting and reserve requirement monitoring to the Federal Reserve.

* Prepare quarterly Reg. D review of new personal and non-personal transaction accounts and review for discrepancies as part of our internal compliance requirement.

* Maintain REO/Insubstance tracking spreadsheet in order to provide up-to-date and accurate data.

* Maintain purchased loans tracking spreadsheet.

* Perform accounting research as needed.

* Record, monitor and maintain a working knowledge of fixed assets, accounts payable, and prepaids.

* Provide backup duties in the absence of other accounting staff.

* Complete assigned annual audit work papers accurately and timely.

* Follow all Association policies and procedures.

* Provide backup duties in the absence of other accounting staff.

* May assist with report generation in data mining software.

* Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

* Project a professional, business-like image.

* Requires a thorough understanding of accounting, banking and loan regulations and Association policies and procedures with demonstrated ability to quickly and independently interpret and apply policies and regulations.

* Have excellent public and customer relations skills to effectively communicate with internal and external customers, determine their needs, maintain their confidence and goodwill, and establish and maintain effective relationships.

* Must have organizational skills and composure at all times, even in under pressure situations. Requires flexibility and adaptability to prioritize a fluctuating workload in a fast-paced, customer-driven environment.

* Ability to read and analyze computer reports, and gather, organize and compile numerical data into accurate, meaningful reports.

* Ability to exercise customer and employee confidentiality and discretionary judgment.

* Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well.

* Basic PC and Microsoft Office proficiency, with an ability to learn new software and navigate database systems.

* Strong excel skills.

* Maintain a working knowledge of applicable Association Policies and Federal Regulations including, but not limited to, Bank Secrecy Act, Customer Identification Program, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Privacy, Rights to Financial Privacy, Community Reinvestment Act, Truth in Savings and The Security Program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Strong understanding of bank processes including loans and deposits

* Three years of Accounting experience preferred

* Associates Degree or higher in Accounting preferred

* Requires High school diploma, GED or equivalent skills

* Prior customer service experience

* Hands-on experience using database systems preferred

* Must be bondable

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS:

Duties are performed in usual office conditions. Ability to operate standard office equipment including personal computer, standard keyboard, 10-key calculator and work a standard shift with repetitive wrist and hand movements. Ability to talk and hear. Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Occasionally lift, move or carry items up to 15 lbs. Ability to concentrate on the matter at hand, under sometimes distracting work conditions. Requires manual dexterity and handling ability. Use hands and arms to finger, handle, grab and reach. Specific vision abilities including close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Work may involve eyestrain due to constant use of computer screens. Occasional walking, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and bending. Ability to be mobile office-wide for various business needs.

Pay range is $20.02 to $30.04 per hour.

Olympia Federal Savings is an Equal Opportunity Employer and affirmative action employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability: EEOC Legal Poster

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources at 360-754-3400.

Olympia Federal Savings is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an affirmative action employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Keywords: Olympia Federal Savings, Olympia , Accounting Assistant, Accounting, Auditing , Olympia, Washington

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