Financial Accountant – Sawmill Trust Company

Job Grade: Non-Exempt (FT) Date: August 2022
Reports to: Controller

Position Overview: Perform general accounting tasks, monthly investment valuations, accounting support for daily back-office operation and backup the Senior Fund Accountant/Senior Financial Accountant. 

Location: Sioux Falls SD or Minneapolis MN

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Record client ACH/wire deposits in accounting software, process resulting deemed transactions

  • Assist with daily accounting transaction error/suspense assessments (i.e. test harness, transfers)

  • Monthly accounting for 5-10 partnerships

  • Monthly accounting for 5 Foundations

  • Reconcile month end brokerage statements to accounting software (within % threshold)

  • Update month end valuations of outside client investments (ANH assets)

  • Assist with accounting software system month end closing (bulk uploads, etc.)

  • Assist with month end review work, including review of principal and income activity

  • Assist with identifying root causes of accounting discrepancies and provide corrective actions

  • Back-up the daily Bill Pay Verification

  • Back-up the weekly cash report

  • Participate in daily operations and cash disbursements team meetings

  • Assist with internal and external audit work

  • Assist with annual Schwab tax letter reconciliations

  • Back-up Senior Fund Accountant/Senior Financial Accountant

  • Work on special projects as assigned by the Controller or CFO


    • College Degree, Accounting Major

    • 2-4 years of accounting experience, CPA certification is a plus

    • Trustworthy and discreet.

    • Proficient with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

    • Works independently with minimal oversight.

    • Excellent communication skills including written, email & phone.

    • Ability to prioritize and meet project deadlines.

      Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Excellent service orientation with a positive, can-do attitude.

    • Interpersonal skills and enthusiasm working in a team environment.

    • Excellent organizational and communication skills; both oral and written.

    • Sensitive to detail and deadlines in a multitasking environment.

    • Requires a high level of confidentiality, judgment and discretion.

    • Ability to build strong relationships with internal staff and clients.

      Sawmill is a growing organization and takes pride in having employees take on increased responsibilities.

Please send inquiries to Julie Wong at