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Accountant Analyst II

at Bangor Savings Bank in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Function: The Accountant Analyst II provides comprehensive accounting and analytical support to the overall function of the Accounting Department by independently preparing, analyzing, reviewing and reporting on the Bank, its products and services, and peers. Performs a wide range of complex accounting and analytical functions including fixed asset accounting and financial reporting, and assures day-to-day operations are carried out in accordance with established accounting principles, policies and objectives. Is a self-starter, with a positive attitude who continually seeks and implements efficiencies in processes and provides recommendations for enhancements. Has potential for future supervisory and team building opportunities. Collaborates with employees at all levels of the organization to achieve the objectives set by internal and external customers.

Accountabilities:

+ Leads the preparation, review and coordination of financial reports to include one or more of the following:

+ Month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing and reporting of financial results

+ Business line and profitability analysis/reporting

+ Accounting for Bank fixed assets

+ Regulatory reporting

+ Maintains fixed asset system for accounting, processing and reporting of assets, which includes recording the cost of newly-acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets

+ Check for completeness and accuracy of fixed assets sub ledger and month-end closing activities such as account reconciliations, journal entries and adjustments.

+ Prepares specialized or highly complex reports, analyses and interpretations in support of various accounting and reporting functions for management and outside agencies, utilizing advanced knowledge and proficiency in accounting practices and principles Prepares and distributes various periodic and ad hoc reports as needed and serves as a reviewer of similar work prepared by others within the department

+ Creates and maintains procedures affecting assigned functions

+ Solves problems and seeks solutions that streamline processes and enhance accuracy and quality of work; employs technology in daily work to enhance and maximize productivity

+ Contributes to the preparation of materials for internal and external audit requests. Serves as a resource for auditor questions.

+ Builds relationships and provides ongoing accounting support for colleagues outside the Accounting Department and strives for the highest level of customer service

+ Ensures compliance with internal accounting policies, generally accepted accounting principles, and state and federal regulations

+ Stays up to date on industry trends and regulatory changes, utilizes appropriate professional, GAAP, tax and related literature; and communicates and educates the team and Bank colleagues accordingly

+ Conducts training as needed on system software, and provides learning opportunities and training for department on topics of expertise

+ Performs reconciliation of selected general ledger accounts, researches and resolves routine/complex exceptions

+ Performs month-end close process and reporting within established timeframe.

+ Handles multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing accordingly to manage department/individual needs

+ Interacts harmoniously and effectively with others, focusing upon the attainment of Bank goals and objectives through a commitment to teamwork

+ Performs other duties as needed to support the Accounting team and the Bank

+ Maintains/updates various Accounting Department systems

+ Serves as a mentor within the Accounting Department by supporting the team and leading by example

+ Performs review of work prepared by others within the department and the Bank as assigned by supervisor

Competencies:

+ Adaptability/flexibility – Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new challenges, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs

+ Multi-tasking – Often involved in multiple projects simultaneously, requiring ability to prioritize and handle potentially stressful situations

+ Initiative – Takes independent action, operates as a pro-active self-starter, acts on opportunities, practices self-development

+ Integrity/Ethics – Deals with others in a straightforward, honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news or bad

+ Interpersonal Skills – Has good listening skills

+ Vision/Values – Supports company mission/values through daily actions and decisions, communicates the Bank’s vision, mission and values to others, and incorporates vision when planning

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Requirements:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related area (business, accounting or finance); three plus years of accounting or financial analysis experience preferred

+ Fixed asset accounting experience preferred

+ Month-end close process experience preferred

+ Strong analytical, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills required

+ High degree of emotional intelligence and professional maturity

+ High proficiency with spreadsheets and database management

+ Solid computer skills with ability to quickly learn multiple software applications, SAGE experience preferred

+ Strong knowledge of accounting and regulatory principles

+ Self-motivated, detail-oriented and result driven with ability to work efficiently and effectively with limited supervision in a fast paced multi-task environment

Physical Demands/Conditions Requirements:

+ General office environment

+ Moderate lifting (to 35 lbs) required

+ Moderate reaching, walking, sitting and standing required

Equipment Used: General Office Equipment

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on an individual basis.

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Job Posting: JC213378458

Posted On: May 14, 2022

Updated On: Jun 12, 2022