• Staff Accountant

    ID
    2018-6558
    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    First Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients’ needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals – our number one source of new business.


    We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a very coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.

     

    Under general supervision, the Staff Accountant will perform a variety of routine duties in the Accounting Department which includes, but is not limited to daily and monthly reconciliation, analysis and certification of various General Ledger accounts and research of outstanding items and adjustments.  In addition, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for inputting journal entries and maintaining accounting records.

    Responsibilities

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

    • Prepare journal entries from internal and external sources with proper documentation.
    • Reconcile and certify various General Ledger accounts within daily, monthly and quarterly deadlines.
    • Analyze data for daily reconciliations, complete ad hoc reports with analytical components, and prepare trend analysis and write-ups for senior management.
    • Identify, research, and problem-solve GL account outages and/or internal control issues.  Contact business partners to resolve outstanding issues when necessary.
    • Support the accounting team in meeting month end closing deadlines.
    • Assist management on fulfilling audit requests and responding to any related inquiries from internal and external auditors.
    • Assist in providing detailed support to Accounting Management on financial reports, schedules and regulatory reporting.
    • Organize and maintain updated accounting procedures respective to assigned tasks.
    • Assist in various projects as needed.
    • Responsible for the physical and electronic record retention for all assigned tasks.
    • Support the team during periodic desk rotation and vacation coverage.
    • Perform duties & responsibilities specific to department functions & activities.
    • Performs other duties & responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor.
    • Responsibilities include the following: 1) adhering to and complying with all applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-Money Laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, etc.), 2) adhering to Bank policies and procedures, 3) completing required training, 4) identifying and reporting potential suspicious activity to the BSA/AML Officer, and 5) knowing and verifying the identity of any customer(s) that enters into a relationship with the Bank.

    Qualifications

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

    • 2 years of experience in accounting and/or banking environment.
    • BS in Accounting degree preferred.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Ability to execute tasks, handle multiple priorities and respond quickly to meet deadlines.
    • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Attentive to detail
    • Excellent analytical skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required
    • Knowledgeable in data mining using access or SQL preferred.
    • Oracle and Hyperion knowledge desired.
    • Provides extraordinary service.
    • Furthers the First Republic Bank culture and values.

     

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • The ability to learn and comprehend basic instructions; understand the meanings of words and respond effectively; and perform basic arithmetic accurately and quickly.
    • Vision must be sufficient to read data reports, manuals and computer screens.
    • Hearing must be sufficient to understand a conversation at a normal volume, including telephone calls and in person.
    • Speech must be coherent to clearly convey or exchange information, including the giving and receiving of assignments and/or directions.
    • Position involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
    • Must be able to travel as position requires.
    • May be required to lift 25-50lbs.

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