Cass Information Systems, Inc. Accountant I in Des Peres, Missouri
The Accountant I performs and assumes ownership of related accounting and financial analysis duties and critical processes, ensuring that work is performed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner according to company standards and contractual agreements. This position is responsible for maintaining high levels of quality and productivity.
Primary position responsibilities:
Monitors and performs duties to enable proper flow of customer related funds by:
Preparing, reviewing and validating daily reconciliations.
Performing analysis and research to resolve funding and payment exceptions
Continuously reviewing existing processes and recommends changes to improve efficiency and accuracy.
Oversees monthly service fee processing for assigned division by:
Preparing monthly accrual worksheets using Tandem reports and manually prepared revenue items.
Preparing comparison reports to prior year/month to assess reasonableness of accrual.
Supporting the preparation of the monthly revenue accruals, reversals and final revenue entries.
Working with assigned accounting clerk to print and mail service fee invoices; adding service fee invoices to aging system and generate biweekly/monthly aging reports for submission to management and client relations.
Apply service fee payments accurately and timely.
Assists division management decision making by:
Explaining revenue and cost variances analysis as requested.
Ensuring proper coding of revenue and expense items.
Preparing ad hoc analyses as requested
Develops and maintains productive relationships with co-workers and resources both internal and external to department.
Communicates and collaborates with resources to achieve optimal support of operating divisions, resolve issues and recognizing achievements through frequent and regular feedback.
Ensures that procedures are developed and maintained for all assigned departmental tasks.
Keeps manager informed of any significant variances to standard departmental procedures and practices, including delays in resolving problems.
Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned, including but not limited, to supporting the design and testing of application and process changes.
Knowledge and minimum requirements:
Demonstrates a positive outlook and desire to work in a team environment.
Exhibits logical problem solving skills and ability to work independently.
Reliable and able to be present when needed.
Effective communication skills including excellent listening skills and the ability to communicate professionally with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to motivate others and create a positive work environment where employees feel comfortable discussing issues and concerns
Administrative and analytical abilities to prepare daily, weekly and monthly accounting duties.
Ability to learn new systems and utilize them in resolving reconciliation items and management decision-making.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities at the same time.
Proficiency with PC and Windows applications, especially Microsoft Excel.
Bachelors Degree in Accountancy or Business with an emphasis in accounting or equivalent experience.
Successful completion of the Certified Public Accountant Exam with commitment to acquire CPA certification in agreed upon timeframe is preferred.
Please apply directly to this position via the “Apply” button. You will be required to create an account and provide your resume, contact information and other pertinent employment information. This process typically takes 20 minutes or less. Should we find that you meet the minimum requirement of the position, a member of our recruiting team will be in touch to start the interview process.
About our company:
Cass Information Systems is the nation's leading provider of payment and information services for Corporate America’s freight, utility, waste and telecom expenses. We are a business-to-business solutions provider focused on invoice processing, payment, auditing and business intelligence services. We are strongly committed to providing consistently high-quality service to our customers and deeply committed to the welfare and professional growth of our staff.
Des Peres, Missouri