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 firstname.lastname@example.org