Corporate Accountant

Title:Corporate Accountant
Post Date:10/12/18
Location:Puyallup, WA
Details:The Corporate Accountant position is responsible for monitoring day-to-day accounting operations, which may include general ledger, loan and investment accounting, and financial audits, while monitoring adherence to financial standards and regulations, and properly reflect the financial position of the Bank. Additionally, this position is relied upon to enhance analysis and work with the management team to optimize accounting procedures, and advise on ways to minimize risk and exposure to the Bank

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other Duties/Projects May be Assigned):

Participates in various accounting functions to include but is not limited to: loan/deposit, investment security, and equity accounting, accounts payable, fixed assets, prepaid expenses, and accrued expenses.

Prepares and/or reviews appropriate ledger entries and reconciliations. Prepare monthly variance analysis.

Gathers and analyzes financial information for internal use. Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual management financial statements.

Assists in production of accounting department information and reports to ensure relevant and accurate information needed by management, regulatory agencies, independent auditors and other interested parties is available on a timely basis.

Assists with the analysis of transactions to determine the appropriate accounting treatment and ensure that financial reports are prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Develops and maintains cost allocations.

Participates in the strategic and business planning process, as needed.

Assist with internal and external audit engagements and exams, as well as internal control, testing, and various accounting issues.

Ensures compliance with all Bank policies, procedures and applicable state and federal banking regulations. Monitors adherence to financial standards and regulations, such as finance-related Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
Qualifications:Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Strong listening, verbal, written, and telephone etiquette business communication skills, including effective questioning strategies and presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively, clearly and persuasively in a variety of settings, formats, and audiences across business lines at all levels; with the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English well.

Strong problem-solving, attention to detail, organizational, data review and time management skills, with the ability to accurately manage multiple assignments, goals, reporting requests, ensuring priorities are set and commitments and deadlines are met, with minimal oversight and direction.

Strong quantitative and analytical skills are required to analyze statistical information, demonstrating proficiency performing data analysis to support business decisions through financial modeling, graphical presentation, and analytical writing.

Advanced knowledge of management accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations.

Unquestionable integrity in handling sensitive and confidential information required.

Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting, and cost control principles.

Proficient PC and advanced experience using MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) working knowledge of automated financial and accounting systems, with the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly.

Working knowledge and experience working with Fiserv Prologue financial suite or other ERP systems – preferred.



Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance and/or Business with an emphasis in Accounting, or a related field - required.

4 years’ recent professional experience as a corporate or management accountant. Financial services industry experience – desired.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation - desired. Candidates currently in the process of obtaining either certification will be considered depending on experience.

Equivalent combination of education, certifications, training and/or relevant experience in all aspects of accounting/finance may be considered.
Comments:Heritage Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Employer:Heritage Bank
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