Accountant I

Job ID
2018-2140
7031 Commerce Circle
Baton Rouge
LA

Overview and Responsibilities

The Accountant will perform complex clerical and entry-level accounting activities, daily accounting tasks, reconciliation of bank deposit accounts and have regular communication with branch management and associates. Incumbent will also handle document management, preparation of various accounting and financial reports, and related projects as required. Job responsibilities are as follows:

 

  • Monthly reconciliation of branch office deposit bank accounts. 
  • Reconciliation of the Suspense Account.
  • Verification of Returned Items.
  • Understanding of the Foreign Account Payment Process.
  • Regular Communication with Branch Personnel and Support.
  • Managing the Cash Over/Short accounts.
  • Correcting General Ledger (GL) Discrepancies.
  • Understanding Payment Histories and use of the Memo Pad for research.
  • Utilizing the Type Tender Reports for research.
  • Assist with proper expenditure coding, document processing & other accounting activities.
  • Preparation of monthly journal entries. 
  • Special individual and group projects as needed. 

Qualifications

  • One year experience in a consumer lending branch, bank or credit union is strongly preferred.
  • Associates degree in Accounting or Finance a plus, but not required. Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.
  • Ability to make sound, independent judgments within established guidelines. 
  • Analytical skills necessary to successfully perform the functions above.
  • Excellent time-management skills; ability to organize own work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines. 
  • Self-motivated and independent worker who takes initiative to complete assigned tasks and projects.
  • Ability and desire to work with others in a cooperative, positive and constructive manner. 
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products, including Excel and Access. 
  • Experience with ABS Vision and/or MS Dynamics General Ledger a plus.

Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including: 

  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401 (K) and employer match
  • Company provided Life Insurance & Long Term Disability

Additional benefits with Republic include:

  • Regular drawings for LSU and Saints tickets
  • Employee of the Month Program
  • Philanthropic support for charities such as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society
  • Beautiful offices with a friendly team environment

Republic Finance, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age disability or veteran status in employment opportunities and benefits. Republic Finance, LLC maintains a Drug-Free Workplace.  

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