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December 27, 2022
Grade 4
Location: Brookings, SD or Sioux Falls, SD
Overall Functions
The staff accountant works as part of a team that makes entries, reconciles balances to the general ledger, and manages the accounting records for the banks, subsidiaries, and the holding company on a regular basis.

This person should have at a minimum an associate’s degree plus three years of experience or a high school degree and five years of experience in a related business field, and a background or training in accounting, preferably in a banking environment. Because this person works directly with other bank departments, good communication and customer service skills are essential. Excel, SharePoint, and QuickBooks experience are preferred.

NOTE: Some responsibilities are shared and rotated among several people, with the Assistant Controller making specific assignments as to primary and back-up responsibilities.
1. Work closely with full time Accounts Payable Analyst.
• Responsible for the execution of accounts payable policies and procedures to include FDICIA controls.
• Assure that all expenses are approved by the designated level of management in accordance with policies.
• Accurate and timely recording of invoice payments to include employees and vendors.
• Monthly sales and use tax filing.
• Annual 1099 reporting.
2. Maintain reconciliations on SharePoint for all subsidiaries and affiliates and FBT including but not limited to:
• Reconcile various general ledger, unposted, and suspense accounts daily. Determine outstanding items and the necessary action to be taken in order to resolve them. Communicate with appropriate department and assure outstanding items are corrected on a timely basis.
• Reconcile the general ledger to correspondence statements daily and communicate with various departments on items that were posted in error. Accounts include Federal Reserve, United Bankers Bank, Credit Cards, ATM, National Product, etc.
• Calculate and maintain the proper account balances for correspondence accounts
3. Use GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles) when reconciling or making decisions
related to how a general ledger account is used.
4. Answer questions from employees within the organization related to correct general ledger
accounts to use for a specific situation.
5. Assist with research of request information for internal or external audits and exams.
6. Review general ledger and or internal DDA account reconciliation done by other departments
or bank employees to identify items not properly listed as outstanding and/or not corrected on
a timely basis. Communicate and follow up with the preparer of the reconciliation to ensure
proper resolution.
7. Adhere to compliance procedures and participate in required compliance training.

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