The Accounting Associate will be responsible for general ledger accounting, including assisting with the end of month close, preforming account reconciliations, and preparing financial reports as assigned. The Accounting Associate will also be responsible for collecting data for the vendor management program. Assist the Controller with maintaining internal control documentation and testing of internal controls. Assist the CFO in proofing SEC documents prior to filing.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for general ledger accounting, including reconciliation, analysis of financial accounts and preparation of journal entries and financial reports
• Monitor and collect data for the vendor management program to be provided to the Assistant Controller
• Prepare reports to be used for data analysis, budgeting, planning and asset/liability management for the financial institution
• Research and prepare management reports to determine profitability of products and services
• Use financial institution approved reporting tools to assist in development of reports
• Support quality control of financial and other reporting processes throughout the institution
• Work with CFO and Controller in testing and reviewing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory requirements
• Assist in review of accounting policies and procedures in conformity with GAAP, SEC, FDIC, OCC and Federal Reserve rules and regulations
• Provide support in development and documentation of policies and procedures
• Assist in preparation and/or proofing of periodic, quarterly and annual SEC and other regulatory reports
• Provide support to internal and external auditors as well as regulatory examiners
• Provide support to other Finance Department staff
• Other duties as assigned
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Bank of Greene County is a federal contractor and an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, disability, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.
BANK SECRECY ACT (BSA)
Before assuming any duties, each employee will be trained in the proper filing and logging procedures for large currency transactions and the sale of monetary instruments.
Each employee will immediately report suspicious currency transactions or activity to their immediate supervisor or the BSA Officer.
All employees will become familiar with how their customers handle their accounts and will report any transactions that are not within the normal activities of the customer.
The employee will be trained in compliance with the BSA, USA PATRIOT ACT and associated laws and regulations under the Bank’s Compliance Program as it pertains to his or her job functions. Employees are expected to meet all compliance requirements as stated within the Bank’s BSA/AML/CIP/OFAC Program. Failure to meet these compliance standards may adversely affect performance appraisals and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. Employee’s compliance violations may result in termination, individual fines, and possible imprisonment.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field
• Bank accounting and/or audit experience, preferred
• Minimum 1-2 years of experience preparing accounting entries and account reconciliation
• Knowledge of internal controls and ability to document processes
• Knowledge of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles)
• Experience with SEC filings a plus
• High-level of analytical and communication skills
• Ability to coordinate tasks across entire institution
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivated
• Excellent computer skills including advanced experience with Microsoft Excel required and previous experience with querying databases, desirable