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Staff General Ledger Accountant

Company: Patelco Credit Union
Location: Dublin
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

We’re here to help people in communities throughout Northern California build financially healthy lives. We do this by being attentive and partnering with our members to understand what is financially best for them. We thrive on change, and we put people first. If you’re looking to use your skills and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others, we look forward to hearing from you.


Patelco is a not-for-profit credit union, serving the financial needs and aspirations of more than 400,000 members. What we earn, we return to our members in savings from lower loan rates, fewer fees, and personalized service that focuses on transparency, simplicity, and trust. Our mission remains the same as when we started in 1936, to provide products, services, education and expertise that will empower our members to rise up and achieve financial freedom. 

The Staff General Ledger Accountant is the subject matter expert for general ledger account reconciliations and recording of day-to-day operational transactions, preparing specialized reports and analyses; developing accounting procedures and controls; business process re-engineering and providing leadership and assistance to lower level accounting personnel.  This role is the most senior level individual contributor position within our accounting department.


Reporting to the Manager, Accounting, the Staff General Ledger Accountant performs complex tasks requiring advanced professional experience, deep knowledge and competency in accounting principles and practices, and both willingness and ability to continuously learn. The role is given diverse and difficult assignments requiring analytical and critical thinking, discretion, and judgment accompanied by exceptional attention to detail, thorough documentation, comprehensive communication, and productive collaboration with various business units across the credit union. With Patelco’s growth in both size and complexity, the successful Staff General Ledger Accountant thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, and mission-first environment.

  • Performs reconciliation of G/L accounts, identifying unusual trends or erroneous entries and verifying accuracy of transactions and balances 
  • Responsible for accurate accounting of mortgage servicing rights, mortgage pipeline hedging, fixed assets, prepaids, investments and other transactions 
  • Assists with month end accruals and expense variance research 
  • Assists auditors (external and internal) by providing supporting documentation as requested 
  • Researches and gathers financial data in response to management requests; prepares reports appropriate for senior level audience 
  • Assist in the preparation of accounting memos providing documentation of the company’s application of accounting principles to specific transactions, as requested 
  • Coordinate with other departments, including branches to obtain transaction information, research reconciling items, and resolve issues 
  • Assists other team members with more complex questions to ensure accurate resolution and timely response 
  • Works independently with other financial institutions to resolve out of balances and handle inquiries  
  • Reviews processes and procedures to streamline and enhance efficiencies by automating manual processes 
  • Develop and document business processes to ensure compliance with Credit Union accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls 
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • CPA Preferred
  • 5+ years of working experience within a public accounting firm and/or industry experience; financial institution experience a plus
  • Thorough and demonstrated knowledge of accounting procedures
  • Strong knowledge of and experience working with US GAAP, general ledger accounting, reconciliations, and financial reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance speed and accuracy in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proactive approach to problem solving, demonstrating critical thinking skills. A self-starter with ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Advanced Excel skills. Proficient with other Office 365 applications (Word, PowerPoint, Teams) in addition to MS Access and Visio
  • Familiarity with enterprise accounting systems; working knowledge of Prologue Financials a plus
  • Comfort with escalating significant reconciliation issues and concerns to management

  • An inspiring career that benefits both you and your community
  • Competitive compensation packages with bonus opportunity
  • Full Medical/Dental/Vision benefits with minimal eligibility waiting period
  • Generous 401(k) with 3% Safe Harbor and 5% employer match
  • Discounts on loan products
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Onsite Fitness Center at HQ and rewards for healthy habits
  • Close proximity to BART, restaurants and shopping


Patelco Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran



Keywords: Patelco Credit Union, Dublin , Staff General Ledger Accountant, Other , Dublin, California

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