Full Job Description
As an employer, BCU models the dynamic assets of a top workplace, including confidence in company leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, employee development, workplace flexibility, and a passionate employee culture supporting a unified vision.
At BCU, you'll have a career in a growing organization and an environment that supports your professional and personal growth. For these reasons, BCU has been chosen as a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace and a certified Great Place to Work.
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Responsible for the general ledger functions including Accounts Payable, , Overhead planning, reporting and month end close coordination. Partners with various supervisory staff in utilizing financial information to make business decisions. Determines and applies adequate internal control measures and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements established by IDFPR, and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise/assist in managing month end accounting which includes the coordination of the input of financial information into the general ledger, ensuring all entries are received and recorded, preparing and reviewing month end entries and account reconciliations and preparing and reporting month end general ledger information and reconciling or researching any discrepancies. Work with various departments to resolve reconciling items and propose best practices to eliminate reconciling items in the future. Identify trends and suggest/implement process improvements. Manage the day-to-day general ledger processing and for answering related to reported information that requires frequent interface with information resources and operations managers. This responsibility includes the review of cash transfers and bank reconciliations, development and maintenance of reports utilizing the financial systems and the development and implementation of automation system improvements. Review and approve the weekly Accounts Payable run. Verify no errors exist and the AP run balances. Review process on a continual basis for integrity. Assist in reviewing monthly, quarterly, and annual Accounting reports. Assist in Accounting audits. Aid in gathering materials and answering questions. Direct the daily operations of a team that includes determining work priorities and assignments, reviewing, and signing vendor payments, purchasing and operations managers, and suggesting/aiding in process improvements. Facilitate cross-training so all tasks are covered and have appropriate backups. Assist the Accounting Manager as required. Supervise, develop and provide feedback and direction to employees. May participate in various special project teams.
Strong analytical skills, decision making capabilities and knowledge of GAAP accounting principles.
Has or actively pursuing CPA.
Good presentation skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and an effective cross functional communicator.
Ability to contribute ideas to address business issues.
Working knowledge of PC applications.
Good at supervising others – establish and communicate expectations, motivates individuals and provides honest and specific feedback.
Ability to take initiative, guide and influence others toward goal achievement.
Ability to multi-task.
Key Finance Competencies
Business Performance Management
Financial Analysis and Decision Support
Business Process and Data Management
Education and/or Experience:
Degree in Accounting or Finance, demonstration of key finance competencies and qualifications and at least 3 years of related General Ledger experience.
MBA, CPA and/or CMA preferred.
BCU Shared Values. We act with INTEGRITY. We follow the golden rule without exception. We display COURAGE in our convictions. We drive innovation, reaching beyond boundaries and thoughtfully explore new horizons. We excel through COLLABORATION. By working as one, sharing information and seeking solutions, we deliver exceptional outcomes. We WOW our Members. We focus intensely on putting the member first, delivering extraordinary experiences that create lasting relationships inside and outside the organization.
Life at BCU. With a culture built off relationships and referrals, we’re committed to creating the best work environment possible. From our casual dress code to flexible work arrangements, we’ve created a unique culture that supports a healthy work/life balance. For this reason and more, BCU has been chosen as a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace. #LifeAtBCU
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