Accounting Technician III

Location: VA Vienna - Headquarters Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description


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Basic Purpose

To perform accounting functions that supports the proper/accurate classification, balancing, reconciliation, and recording of the organization’s financial statements, transactions and funds. To resolve discrepancies of misapplied funds, adjustments or unreconciled items. To ensure compliance with federal regulations and Navy Federal accounting policies and procedures.
• Review, record and reconcile invoices, journal/ledger entries, transactions and accounts
• Analyze and verify invoices, statements, and transactions for accuracy and conformity with internal policies and applicable governing accounting principles (GAAP)
• Identify/determine and research appropriate cost center and/or accurate application to proper general ledger
• Prepare vouchers and forwards to cognizant business unit for processing or performs automated data entry
• Review invoices/payments to ensure accounts or cost centers are valid/accurate and processes within designated timeframes
• Process/maintain specialized items/ledgers: including subsidiary accounts, payroll taxes, wire transfers, mortgage servicing transactions, amortization, depreciation, and escheatment items
• Perform quality control review of system generated summaries for designated functional areas; ensures accounts are reconciled and clears outstanding items
• Maintain automated payment and reconciliation systems, sub-systems and databases; monitors auto-processes and reports for accuracy and completion
• Verify inter-face postings via automated system reports and ensures systems are in balance; clears outstanding items and escalates complex issues to management /ISD
• Participate in developing business requirements and designing new/enhanced automation; tracks ISD work requests; reviews and monitors integration testing, and participate in task groups across department lines
• Serve as resource in evaluating existing accounting systems and procedures to improve performance and processes; researches changes for more efficient operations
• Initiate and track automation work requests; collaborates with ISD and management regarding test results
• Ensure compliance with regulations and problem resolution through collaboration/interaction with internal and external contacts.
• Identify and investigate complex discrepancies/ processing problems - e.g., substantial branch or ATM cash differences, collections items, stop payments, balancing and/or reconciliation differences
• Determine corrective actions: prepares documentation and completes/reconciles ledger entries
• Research and resolves data entry errors or misapplied funds
• Resolve complex, critical and time-sensitive disputes; performs detailed research, provides required documentation and expedites payments
• Initiate contact with internal management, ISD, vendors, state or local tax authorities, and the Federal Reserve Bank to verify data; requests appropriate adjustments and/or follows up on outstanding reconciliation items
• Serve as point of contact for the branch/section and responds to critical/complex escalated inquiries from all levels of management and staff
• Guide and/or uses persuasion to ensure timely and accurate application of funds
• Generate, analyze, and compare accounting and financial reports; review/monitor to verify compliance, and advise data to contribute to corporate decision-making.
• Review and verify integrity of reports and documentation from automated postings; ensure accounts are maintained in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Navy Federal, and NCUA standards
• Prepare and forward reports/documentation to ensure compliance with federal regulations (Reg D, Reg Z, FRB, incl. Board pages and NCUA report, internal/external audit findings)
• Compile and analyze cost accounting data (direct/indirect expenses, cost of capital, net income/loss); complete narrative reports/comparisons
• Compute and remits tax payments for federal, state, and local agencies; prepare and file quarterly returns and provides advice on the impact of changes in regulations and implement process improvements
• Compile/prepare & submit data to reflect property tax information by location/tax jurisdiction for property tax reporting purposes
• Independently applies thorough and broad knowledge of the complex accounting related activities associated with ledgers, reconciliation, and financial reports
• Resolves complex escalated discrepancies including guiding and/or negotiating with specialized internal and external contacts (Loan Origination division, Mortgage Servicing, Lending Compliance, IRS, etc.)
• Evaluates impact of amended regulations; recommends and implements methods to ensure compliance
• Participates in task/project groups across department lines; assists with systems design/development, and participates in integration testing
• Maintains training documentation and historical files
• Mentors and guides Level I & II Accounting Technicians
• Actively contributes to NFCU’s change initiatives (implementation of new GL), and seeks out opportunities to automate manual functions
• Proficient knowledge of firm’s data applications (Monarch, Excel)
• Contributes to a culture of collaboration by actively working across business lines, communicating accounting knowledge and business processes to other business units
• Performs other duties as assigned or appropriate
Qualifications and Education Requirements
• College level course work or undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
• CPA certification
• Previous experience using automated accounting systems in a financial institution
• In-depth knowledge GAAP and NCUA policies and regulations and their application to Navy Federal’s accounting procedures
• Familiarity with ARM, Comperio, and/or other accounting research tools
• Thorough familiarity with Navy Federal’s organizational structure, products and services
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM (some flexibility)
Location: 820 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia 22180

Equal Employment Opportunity

Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace.  Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans.  EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability


Navy Federal reserves the right to fill this role at a higher/lower grade level based on business need.
An assessment may be required to compete for this position.

Bank Secrecy Act

Remains cognizant of and adheres to Navy Federal policies and procedures, and regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act.