Accounting Associate

    • Job Tracking ID: 512726-713363
    • Job Location: Watertown, NY
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 27, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: November 27, 2019
    • Salary: $14.32
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Job Description:

Northern Credit Union has been named one of New York’s Best Places to Work for three consecutive years and is one of the Best Credit Unions to Work for in the United States. We are a people-first, member-owned growing financial institution with 9 Relationship Centers. Each of our Relationship Centers are conveniently located in Jefferson, Lewis, and southern St. Lawrence counties. Northern provides an opportunity enriched career environment for inspired professionals that consistently demonstrate a selfless commitment to our culture and the success of our organization!

We are seeking an Accounting Associate:

The Accounting Team is seeking a highly engaged, experienced, self-motivated, career minded individual to join a team of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of our members, their families, and our communities. Ideal candidate will be:

  • A naturally dedicated and caring team player who will consistently demonstrate a tendency of putting the needs of the team and our members ahead of their own;

  • A mature professional that:

    • Values professional development opportunities, self-education, receiving and providing feedback to others, empowerment, goal setting and influencing direction.

    • Consistently exercises good judgment in doing right by our members, internal owners, our communities and our organization.

    • Is resilient and poised with the ability to effectively control emotions, manage stress and deal with difficult situations.

  • Desirous and able to effectively build rapport, demonstrate empathy and actively contribute to team discussions; and

  • Willing to embrace change, have the ability to work independently and multi-task in a fast paced, high energy environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Effectively and accurately performs general accounting transactions to include wire transfers, mileage requests, intercompany transactions, etc.;

  • Ensures that accounting records, journal entries and reports are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and federal credit union accounting guidelines;

  • Consistently assists in entering accounts payable transactions;

  • Provides assistance in completing general ledger reconciliations in a timely manner and ensuring proper balance is maintained;

  • Reviews ATM/PTM transactional history as needed for member support and maintenance;

  • Prepares Relationship Center coin/currency and ATM/PTM orders;

  • Efficiently monitors, resolves, and processes inquiries related to member accounts to include payroll, insurance information, unknown checks, etc.;

  • Receptively collaborates with and provides accounting support to internal teams and relationship centers; and

  • Enthusiastically participates in Credit Union activities.

Experience and Skills:

Job Qualifications:

  • AAS in Accounting with a minimum of 1-2 years of related accounting experience;

  • Exceptional written, organizational skills, positive solutions focused approach with an impeccable attention to detail;

  • Strong focus on internal and external member customer service;

  • Be independent but also be able to thrive in a team environment; and

  • Strong proficiency with PC spreadsheet programs and other financial software.


As a premier employer, Northern offers a competitive compensation plan; an enthusiastic, team-oriented environment; exciting growth opportunities; and an outstanding benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life and disability, tuition assistance, paid vacations, an incredibly generous 401(K) plan, employee fitness center and much more!

Northern is an Equal Opportunity Employer.