Staff Accountant

First Republic San Francisco, CA
Overview

First Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients' needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals – our number one source of new business.

We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a very coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.

Under general supervision, the Staff Accountant will perform a variety of routine duties in the Accounting Department which includes, but is not limited to daily and monthly reconciliation, analysis and certification of various General Ledger accounts and research of outstanding items and adjustments. In addition, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for inputting journal entries and maintaining accounting records.

Responsibilities

* Prepare journal entries with proper documentation, reconcile, analyze and certify various General Ledger accounts within deadlines.

* Identify, research, investigate, and problem-solve GL account and/or internal control issues. Under some circumstances, contact other departments to resolve outstanding issues.

* Support the accounting team in meeting month end closing deadlines.

* Assist management on responding to inquiries from internal and external auditors.

* Assist in providing detailed support to Accounting Management on financial reports, schedules and regulatory reporting.

* Organize and maintain updated accounting procedures respective to assigned tasks.

* Assist in various projects as needed.

* Perform duties & responsibilities specific to department functions & activities.

* Performs other duties & responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor.

* Responsibilities include the following: 1) adhering to and complying with all applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-Money Laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, etc.), 2) adhering to Bank policies and procedures, 3) completing required training, 4) identifying and reporting potential suspicious activity to the BSA/AML Officer, and 5) knowing and verifying the identity of any customer(s) that enters into a relationship with the Bank.

Qualifications

KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

* 2 years of experience in accounting and/or banking environment.

* BS in Accounting degree preferred.

* Excellent organizational and time management skills.

* Ability to execute tasks, handle multiple priorities and respond quickly to meet deadlines.

* Requires excellent verbal and communication skills.

* Attentive to detail, good analytical skills and team oriented.

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

* Oracle and Hyperion knowledge desired.

* Provides extraordinary service.

* Furthers the First Republic Bank culture and values.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

* The ability to learn and comprehend basic instructions; understand the meanings of words and respond effectively; and perform basic arithmetic accurately and quickly.

* Vision must be sufficient to read data reports, manuals and computer screens.

* Hearing must be sufficient to understand a conversation at a normal volume, including telephone calls and in person.

* Speech must be coherent to clearly convey or exchange information, including the giving and receiving of assignments and/or directions.

* Position involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

* Must be able to travel as position requires.

* May be required to lift 25-50lbs.

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