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Senior Accountant in Pleasanton, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 9/12/2018

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Job Description

Job Number: 2123765

Senior Accountant

A financial services company in the Tri-Valley is looking for a Sr Accountant to join their team. In this role, responsibilities will include, but not limited to: preparing specialized reports and analyses; developing accounting procedures and controls; business process re-engineering and providing leadership and assistance to lower level accounting personnel.

The successful candidate will have the ability to perform complex tasks requiring advanced professional experience, knowledge and competency in accounting principles and practices. They will possess the ability to utilize critical thinking, discretion and judgment on assignments that are varied, diverse and difficult in nature. Possess the ability to embrace, and meet, the changing needs of the department.

Essential Duties

  • Performs reconciliation of G/L accounts, identifying unusual trends or erroneous entries and verifying accuracy of transactions and balances
  • Responsible for accurate accounting of fixed assets, prepaids, investments and other transactions
  • Assists with month end accruals and expense variance research
  • Assists auditors (external and internal) by providing supporting documentation as requested
  • Researches and gathers financial data in response to management requests; prepares reports appropriate for senior level audience
  • Communicates effectively with the branches and other back office departments to resolve outages
  • Assists other team members with more complex questions to ensure accurate resolution and timely response
  • Works independently with other financial institutions to resolve out of balances and handles inquiries from other financial institutions
  • Reviews processes and procedures to streamline and enhance efficiencies by automating manual processes
  • Develop and document business processes to ensure compliance with Credit Union accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or business administration or relevant work experience
  • Four to six years of accounting experience is required
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Financial institution experience preferred
  • Working knowledge or Prologue Financials and Blackline a plus
  • Advanced computer skills: Excel, MS Windows and MS Office

Compensation up to $95K plus bonus. For confidential consideration please email resumes or CALL NOW 925-924-6214


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