Job Description

Department: Accounting

Grade: 13

Classification: Exempt


The Accounting Manager supervises the staff accountants and is responsible for managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities.

The Accounting Manager supports the mission and vision of the credit union by coordinating and maintaining an accounting system that properly reflects the financial position of the credit union in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), state laws, and NCUA requirements. This position will work with the Controller to establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies and procedures and implement new accounting standards and changes to existing standards. Responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department, performing meaningful reviews and analysis to ensure the integrity of the general and subsidiary ledgers, oversee payroll processing, cash management, and ensuring proper accounting for investments, accruals and capital assets.

The right person for this role will have a positive, proactive presence and will be highly involved in the day-to-day activities of the Accounting department.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

25% Oversees the daily operations of Accounting. Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions. Assists staff with problems and allocates staff resources as needed to maintain scheduled completion dates. Acquires resources needed to ensure completion of all assigned departmental responsibilities

10% Ensures an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close

10% Ensures department’s sales and service standards are met and that cross departmental communication is maintained with managers throughout the organization.

10% Responsible for managing the monthly download process to Profitstar and producing accurate financial statements and ad hoc reports as needed.

10% Provides training to new and existing staff as needed

5% Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.

5% Responsible for active participation in Credit Union project teams and leading any assigned departmental special projects.

5% Coordinates the accurate and timely completion of the Call Report

5% Responsible for the preparation of the annual Regulatory Exam and Opinion Audit.

5% Oversees the biweekly payroll process to ensure timecards and payroll is processed accurately and timely.

5% Handles personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, and performance issues

5% Performs other duties as assigned by the Controller

 Performance Measurements:

1. Meets all deadlines, with minimal errors and no errors that result in financial loss to the credit union.

2. Ensures all assigned general ledger accounts are appropriately maintained, reconciled and in balance.

3. Maintains high quality of internal service to the credit union staff and members.

4. Keeps the Controller informed of any key operating issues in a timely manner.

5. Satisfies job role expectations with normal management and minimum oversight from the Controller.

6. Demonstrates an understanding of, and follow the requirements of all regulation compliance, including but not limited to those of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customer Identification Program (CIP) and Member Due Diligence (MDD) as it specifically relates to their job functions. Employee shall be trained annually in BSA/AML compliance.

Knowledge and Skills:


Five years to eight years of similar or related experience. Two to Three years prior supervisory experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area


A four year college degree with a concentration in Accounting or Finance.

Interpersonal Skills

A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and is usually of a personal or sensitive nature. Work may involve motivating, influencing or training others. Outside contacts become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities (companies and/or individuals) becomes necessary and often requires the ability to influence and/or sell ideas or services to others.

Other Skills

Proficient with spreadsheets and word processing software. Understanding of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. Specific vision abilities required of this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronics work. May require periodic travel. There is exposure to potential hazardous conditions such as robbery. Employees are to receive detailed instructions and procedures to follow in order to minimize risk.

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Job descriptions are not intended and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising the position.