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Accounting Clerk

  • Status: Full-Time
  • Date Posted:
  • Date to Close: Open until filled
  • Location(s): Yankton, SD

Provide assistance to the accounting function of the Bank, particularly in the areas of funds management, recording general ledger transactions, reconciling general ledger accounts and interfaces, and preparing financial reports.  Serve as back up to others in the Accounting department.  Hours include regularly designated work shift Mon–Fri 8:00 to 5:00, and attendance may also require working occasional overtime to ensure reports and projects are completed by deadlines.

Responsibilities

Performs daily cash management functions including reconciling correspondent bank accounts and making appropriate entries for transactions
Communicate pertinent funds management information to fellow employees and/or third party relationships
Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions
Reconciles general ledger accounts and general ledger interface reports
Reconciles report discrepancies and problems
Communicates any discrepancies to the appropriate individuals
Reviews, balances, interprets computer reports, and makes corrections
Assists with financial and regulatory reporting
Assists with auditors and examiners
Determines proper handling of financial transactions
Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures
Assists with the Accounts Payable function
Assists with the Investment transactions
Assists with various parameter changes/approvals to achieve dual control
Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports
Serves as a backup to others in the department  
Work on several projects/functions at one time
Maintain strict confidentiality, attention to detail, and comply with all Bank policies and procedures
Attendance - Hours include regularly designated work shift Mon–Fri 8:00 to 5:00, and attendance may also require working occasional overtime to ensure reports and projects are completed by deadlines

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and fulfill the required designated work schedule.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and comprehend documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to interpret information to make independent decisions
Ability to write reports and correspondence
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization

Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions, percentages and decimals
Ability to calculate amounts such as discounts, depreciation, interest, percentages, and ratios
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess a strong knowledge of Excel, Word and internet based software

Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications needed

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions

Physical Demands:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear;
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

Education

Two year Accounting/Finance associates degree; or
One year Accounting/Finance experience; or
Equivalent combination of education and experience

Skills

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Collects and researches data
Design – Demonstrates attention to detail and independent thinking abilities
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully, thinks independently and develops alternative solutions
Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills
Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments and deadlines
Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others' ideas
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings
Team Work - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information
Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
Initiative - Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed
Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas
Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
Motivation - Measures self against standard of excellence
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments
Professional Attire - Adheres to the Bank’s policy for Career Apparel; Consistently meets Career Apparel standards; Demonstrates professional appearance during Bank hours or at after-hours Bank functions
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality
Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly

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