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Fund Accountant 9/8/2016

PMA Naperville, IL

Company
PMA
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29680154
AJE Ref #
576120812
Location
Naperville, IL
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Fund Accountant applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. Incumbent performs daily administrative functions for various LGIP's: local government investment pools.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

* Consistently demonstrates exceptional internal and external service with clients, along with the core values: Integrity, Commitment and Performance.
* Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.
* Responsible for introducing innovative IT efficiencies and/or ideas for potential next steps; partnering with all Fund Administration stakeholders.
* Determines proper handling of financial transactions.
* Performs daily cash reconciliations.
* Assists clients and staff by answering questions related to accounts, procedures and services.
* Assists in the review of monthly statements
* Facilitates client questions regarding bank statements, services and transactions.
* Processes accounts payable for the funds.
* Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
* Conducts accounting activity required for processing funds.
* Assist and provides backup to another staff.
* Conducts reconciliation activity and balances accounts, researches and clears reconciling items.
* Communicates, recommends and assists with enhancement and maintenance of procedures and related system reports.
* Assist staff and clients by answering questions related to account procedures and services.
* Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures.
* Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

* Organization Wide and LOB: Line of Business Strategic Goals

EDUCATION ANDOR EXPERIENCE

* Bachelor's degree (B.A.) degree from four-year college or university with a major in Accounting.
* Three to five years accounting experience (money market or mutual fund experiencedesired).
* Ability to prioritize, organize and complete multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines.
* Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.

SKILLS REQUIRED

* Accounting Software
* Database Software
* Internet Software
* Spreadsheet Software
* Word Processing Systems
* Other: Power Point

COMPETENCIES:

* To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
* Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
* Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
* Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
* Communication - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
* Cooperation - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interest; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
* Job Knowledge - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
* Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
* Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
* Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
* Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.

OTHER HIGH PERFORMING COMPETENCIES:

* Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
* Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well, effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
* Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.
* Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizations values.
* Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
* Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
* Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
* Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.