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Accounting Assistant

Employer
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union
Location
Market, South Carolina, United States
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union is seeking a highly skilled, detail-oriented Accounting Assistant Manager to join our accounting team! This role would be responsible for assisting the Accounting Manager with all accounting and related functions. This role requires a strong financial analytical mindset, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with a tremendous understanding of the accounting cycle. This role requires a strong financial analytical mindset, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with a tremendous understanding of the accounting cycle. Responsible for the management and oversite of daily processing for Automated Clearing House (ACH) items; the processing of wire transfers; the handling of deceased member accounts; the processing of credit life, credit disability, and life savings insurance claims; the processing of subpoena orders for credit union records; and the verification of sensitive loan file maintenance. Ensures that staff process complete functions and that there is appropriate backup. Primary backup to Accounting Manager in their absence. Responsible for adhering to and enforcing internal controls for assigned areas. Responsible for handling compensation and benefit administration for exempt management staff. Provides backup to the Human Resource Director for payroll and benefit functions. Acts as Plan Administrator for the credit union's 401k program. Responsible for the annual 401k Census regulatory reporting. Responsible for certain regulatory reporting. IRS Form 945 Return of Withheld Federal Taxes, and Federal Reserve 2900 Report of Transaction Accounts, Other Deposits, and Vault Cash. Ensures that IRS Form W9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification and IRS Form 1099 Misc Income regulations are adhered to. Administers the other assigned miscellaneous benefit programs. Primary liaison for compensation/benefit records for annual 401k audit. Primary liaison for compensation records for annual worker's compensation audit. Primary liaison for claims records for annual credit life and credit disability audit. Implements corrective action concerning any relevant findings. For assigned staff, maintains updated job descriptions; ensures departmental procedures for assigned areas are accurately documented and updated. Ensures ongoing cross training of assigned functions and participates in interdepartmental cross training. Ensures proper orientation and training for new department staff. Instructs staff on procedure changes and ensures that changes are accurately performed. Reviews PTO requests to ensure adequate staffing. Conducts annual performance reviews for assigned staff within the department. Responsible for the management and oversite of daily processing for Automated Clearing House (ACH) items; the processing of wire transfers; the handling of deceased member accounts; the processing of credit life, credit disability, and life savings insurance claims; the processing of subpoena orders for credit union records; and the verification of sensitive loan file maintenance. Ensures that staff process complete functions and that there is appropriate backup. Primary backup to Accounting Manager in their absence. Responsible for adhering to and enforcing internal controls for assigned areas. Responsible for handling compensation and benefit administration for exempt management staff. Provides backup to the Human Resource Director for payroll and benefit functions. Acts as Plan Administrator for the credit union's 401k program. Responsible for the annual 401k Census regulatory reporting. Responsible for certain regulatory reporting. IRS Form 945 Return of Withheld Federal Taxes, and Federal Reserve 2900 Report of Transaction Accounts, Other Deposits, and Vault Cash. Ensures that IRS Form W9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification and IRS Form 1099 Misc Income regulations are adhered to. Administers the other assigned miscellaneous benefit programs. Primary liaison for compensation/benefit records for annual 401k audit. Primary liaison for compensation records for annual worker's compensation audit. Primary liaison for claims records for annual credit life and credit disability audit. Implements corrective action concerning any relevant findings. For assigned staff, maintains updated job descriptions; ensures departmental procedures for assigned areas are accurately documented and updated. Ensures ongoing cross training of assigned functions and participates in interdepartmental cross training. Ensures proper orientation and training for new department staff. Instructs staff on procedure changes and ensures that changes are accurately performed. Reviews PTO requests to ensure adequate staffing. Conducts annual performance reviews for assigned staff within the department. Participates in collecting data for budget projection. Performs annual reviews on non-management, non-exempt staff compensation. Serves as the credit union's backup End User Authorization Contact (EUAC) to administer the Fedline Advantage program for processing wire transfers and ACH transactions. Responsible for maintenance of vital records log and assuring compliance with appropriate regulation. Gives updates, as necessary, concerning problems, strengths, and weaknesses for assigned staff to the Accounting Manager. Responsible for reconciling accounts as assigned by the Accounting Manager. All other duties assigned. BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting and 3 years management experience. Palmetto Citizens is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years Bonus/Commission: No

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