Staff Accountant

Employment Type: Full Time

Work Hours: Mon–Fri 8:00 to 5:00


Yankton Downtown
Cedar Street
Yankton, South Dakota 57078

Education Requirements

2 – 4 year Accounting degree; or
Minimum of 12 months of Accounting experience utilizing generally accepted accounting principles


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, Outlook, Word and internet based software

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


  • Perform Accounting processes including but not limited to the following: Funds Management, General Ledger and Interface
  • Balancing, Branch Financials and Expense Reports, Investments pledging & reconciliation, Regulatory Reporting, Public Funds pledging & reconciliation, Insurance including claims & fleet management, Credit Card accruals & reconciliation, Monthly,
  • Quarterly and Annual responsibilities, Depreciation and Accounts Payable processes in back up capacity
  • Performs cash management functions including reconciling correspondent bank accounts, making appropriate entries for transactions and communicating pertinent information to fellow employees and/or third party relationships
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare general ledger transactions
  • Reconciles general ledger accounts with various registers
  • Reconciles Loan Closing Payables including working with lenders/assistants for crossing entries
  • Prepares Month-end entries for Internal Appraisal Evaluations, prepares Ag & Commercial Dashboard, and Submits Deposit 360 & CorePoint Data Reports
  • Prepares and enters DMAC & Cost Accounting entries
  • Reconciles Miscellaneous Liabilities & Assets, and Real Estate fees
  • Submits State dormant accounts, State Sales & Use tax, Federal Interest & IRA Withholdings, and FR2900
  • Updates user content for Accounts Payable software & assists others with invoice submission and questions
    Reviews, investigates, interprets computer reports, and makes corrections for inconsistencies in financial entries and/or reports
  • Collects appropriate data and prepares federal, state, and local regulatory reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports)
  • Maintains updated policy and procedure manuals, assists with providing appropriate information and answering questions to auditors/examiners
  • Backup for Accounting daily critical functions and serves as secondary review for numerous general ledger accounts
  • Makes recommendations regarding the accounting of assets and expenditures
  • Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures
  • Assists with various parameter changes/approvals to achieve dual control
  • 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 occasionally require overtime to ensure reports and projects are completed by deadlines


  • 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

Provides assistance to the Accounting function of the Bank by applying generally accepted accounting principles while preparing general ledger entries, reconciling general ledger accounts, analyzing financial information and creating financial reports. Position will be involved in numerous Accounting processes including, but not limited to Funds Management, General Ledger and Interface Balancing, Accounts Payable, Investments, Depreciation, Regulatory reports, Financial and Branch Reporting, Credit Card reporting, Insurance and Monthly, Quarterly and Annual responsibilities. Position will take ownership of some of the previously listed duties and will serve as a backup to numerous daily critical functions. Hours include regularly designated work shift Mon–Fri 8:00 to 5:00, attendance may occasionally require overtime to ensure reports and projects are completed by deadlines.

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