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Accountant Sr

Job in Manhattan Beach - Los Angeles County - CA California - USA
Company: Kinecta Federal Credit Union
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-07-17
Job specializations:
  • Accounting
    Accounting Clerk, Senior Accountant, Accounting Graduate
  • Finance
    Accounting and Finance
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Senior Accountant position is responsible for recording accounting transactions accurately, and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (USGAAP). The Senior Accountant is also responsible for analyzing, researching and reporting accounting transactions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for general accounting functions to support accurate and timely accounting month-end close This includes reviewing transactional sources and verification of system interfaces where applicable to ensure data integrity.

  • Responsible for implementing ASC 842, the new lease accounting standard.

  • Responsible for the month end close process for one or more entities.

  • Prepares monthly reconciliations including researching and resolving discrepancies.

  • Researches and explains fluctuations in income, expense, assets and liabilities monthly.

  • Works closely with other departments in maintaining the accuracy of activities being posted in the general ledger.

  • Identifies and implements various process improvement opportunities to increase efficiencies.

  • Assists the department in internal, external and regulatory audits.

  • Prepares ad hoc analysis as required.

  • Documents accounting processes and relevant desk procedures. Updates documentation as necessary.

  • Supports various key organizational and departmental projects, both system and process related. Serves as key subject matter expert for projects impacting general accounting.

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Thorough understanding of generally accepted accounting principles

    • Solid understanding of accrual based Accounting

    • Strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Office, etc.)

    • Excellent written and oral communication and cross-functional skills

    • Ability to analyze and solve problems.

    • Ability to read and interpret financial and statistical data, information and documents.

    • Ability to interact with staff, members and others encountered in the course of work.

    • Ability to learn  new information or skills.

    • Ability to perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with ability to shift focus as priorities change.

    • Ability to work under intensive deadlines.

    • Self-starter who successfully juggles multiple tasks and projects through completion

    • System and data savviness with strong working knowledge of relational databases, as well as mainframe based databases.

    Education, Training and Experience:

    Potential candidates for this position must meet the following requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.
    • CPA preferred.
    • 5+ years of accounting experience.
    • Experience with account reconciliations and journal entry preparation.

    Experience as outlined may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

    Company Description

    Kinecta Federal Credit Union is one of the nation's leading Credit Unions, with more than $4 billion in assets and serving over 285,000 member-owners across the country.


    From the beginning, we have helped our members fulfill their dreams. In 1940, Hughes Aircraft Employees Federal Credit Union was an idea born from a simple inconvenience: employees of the Hughes Aircraft Company were spending too much lunchtime driving downtown to handle their finances. So why not start a credit union, right there at the plant?


    “I went to Mr. Hughes’ office in Hollywood and talked to his secretary Nadine. I gave her all the facts and Mr. Hughes said, ‘Sure. Start the Credit Union. Just keep my name clean. I don't want anything funny going on.’ I said, you can be sure of that. And Hughes Credit Union was born.”

    - Lou Merandi, Credit Union Founder & Hughes Aircraft Chief Tool Designer, 1937-1981


    In October 1940 a United States government charter was issued to establish the Credit Union. Each of the 12 founders deposited $5 to make the Credit Union's total assets $60. Membership cost 25 cents and the maximum loan amount was $200. We launched our name change to Kinecta Federal Credit Union in July 2001, after serving our members proudly as Hughes Aircraft Employees Federal Credit Union for more than 60 years.


    As we continue to expand our position as a leader in the financial services industry our Kinecta name and logo represent our continued commitment to delivering unequalled value to the members-owners of Kinecta Federal Credit Union. Our promise: Every aspect of our organization, from our employees, to our communications, to our products and services, sets standards of excellence by remembering that our business is serving our members. And we’re committed to doing that better than anybody.

    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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