Lewis James Professional

Senior Accountant- Investments

Lewis James Professional is a woman-owned staff augmentation, project consulting and direct hire search and placement firm. We are currently seeking a Senior Accountant- Investments for a contract opportunity with a financial services client.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the accounting for the purchase, sale, call, and maturity of the bank’s MBS, Corporate, Muni, and U.S. Government securities utilizing its investment portfolio accounting system.
  • Responsible for the accounting for principal and interest (P&I) payments received, the monthly accrual of interest and the amortization/accretion of discounts/premiums on the securities portfolio.
  • Obtain monthly pricing of the investment securities and performing the associated mark-to-market accounting entries.
  • Board of all new securities on the portfolio accounting system, ensuring the necessary general ledger mapping for entries is correct, and maintaining the necessary pledge, regulatory and SEC coding for reporting purposes.
  • Responsible for quarterly SOX control testing of P&I paydown factors, interest and amortization/accretion amounts, and quarterly investment securities roll forward.
  • Monitor on a daily basis, intercompany balance sheet and income statement balances, identifying, documenting and correcting differences.
  • Handle the preparation of monthly loan and deposit reports which are distributed throughout the Bank and used for ALCO, budgeting and strategic planning purposes.
  • Assist in researching new or revised accounting and regulatory reporting changes, understanding the impact to the Bank and recommending appropriate changes.
  • Support in the preparation of weekly, quarterly and annual regulatory reports including the Call Report (FFIEC-041), FR2900, FR2644, FRY-9LP, FRY-9C, FRY-10, FRY-6, and U.S. Census Department and HUD reports.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, concentration in Accounting preferred.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Knowledge of accounting concepts, practices, and procedures associated with investment securities (MBS, Corporates, Munis, Equity, and U.S. Government).
  • Experience in preparing bank, general ledger, and off-balance sheet account reconciliations, and researching and clearing reconciling items.
  • Proficiency in the MS Office suite of products, primarily Excel, and its analytical, formula, and financial functions (specifically V-Look-ups, Pivot Tables and Sum If formulas).
  • Proficiency with a financial services related general ledger and investment portfolio systems, preferably Fiserv Prologue Financials and Investment Portfolio Accounting (IPA).
  • Ability to create ad-hoc reports from the bank’s general ledger, IPA, core and data repository systems.

For immediate consideration, please click “Apply” and use Job Code BHJOB11837_3486. You may also send a copy of your resume to: resumes@lewisjamesprofessional.com and enter only the following job code in the subject line: BHJOB11837_3486. Lewis James Professional is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V