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Northern Credit Union
Watertown, New York, United States
30+ days ago


For added beneficial consideration, Northern offers a team collaborative environment as well as two licensing CPA’s on site for accounting professionals looking to be sponsored to receive their CPA.

We are seeking an Accountant:

The Accounting Team is seeking a highly engaged, experienced, self-motivated, career minded individual to join a team of telecommuting professionals dedicated to improving the lives of our members, their families, and our communities. Ideal candidate will be:

  • A naturally dedicated and caring team player who will consistently demonstrate a tendency of putting the needs of the team and our members ahead of their own;
  • A mature professional that:
    • Values professional development opportunities, self-education, receiving and providing feedback to others, empowerment, goal setting and influencing direction.
    • Consistently exercises good judgment in doing right by our members, internal owners, our communities and our organization.
    • Is resilient and poised with the ability to effectively control emotions, manage stress and deal with difficult situations.
  • Desirous and able to effectively build rapport, demonstrate empathy and actively contribute to team discussions; and
  • Willing to embrace change, have the ability to work independently and multi-task in a fast paced, high energy, telecommuting environment.


Job Responsibilities:

  • The ideal individual effectively and accurately executes job duties in a virtual environment and performs daily general accounting procedures to include transactions for deposits, ACH and share drafts, cash moves, coin and currency orders, wire transfers, reconciling daily balancing etc.;
  • Ensures that accounting records and reports are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and credit union accounting guidelines;
  • Assists with monthly/year-end General Ledger Reconciliations in a timely manner;
  • Assists in creating financial and regulatory reports as well as submitting monthly, quarterly, and annual tax returns for the organization;
  • Prepares audit information and assists with the annual Finance and Operations budget including analyzing variances;
  • Reviewing and analyzing loan and share budget projections and making recommendations to Senior Management;
  • Works with asset liability management (ALM) by learning and demonstrating concepts, calculating model assumptions, preparing reports and stress tests to present to management and committees.
  • Reviews controls and financial activity and prepares recommendations to improve department efficiencies;
  • Receptively collaborates in a virtual environment with and provides accounting support to internal teams and relationship centers; and
  • Enthusiastically participates in Credit Union activities.

Job Qualifications:

  • An Undergraduate Degree in Accounting is required, compensation is commensurate with level of education and related experience. Candidates with experience with public accounting will be considered.
  • Candidate must possess:
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, organizational, creative problem solving and project management skills with an impeccable attention to detail;
    • Strong focus on internal and external member customer service;
    • Be independent but also be able to thrive in a team environment;
    • Ability and maturity to handle confidential/sensitive information in a professional manner is required; and
    • Advanced proficiency with Excel spreadsheet functions and other Microsoft Office Suite and financial software.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59356968
  • Location:
    Watertown, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Accountant
  • Company Name: Northern Credit Union
  • Industry: Banking / Accounting / Financial
  • Job Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years

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