The Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) is one of the fastest growing Credit Unions in the country and a leader in our industry. As a not for profit cooperative, we put our members' best interests first in all that we do. We are passionate about service and fanatical about solving problems. Integrity and transparency are the foundation of HUECU's philosophy. Our mission is to enhance our members' lives by developing and offering trustworthy products that are easy to understand, easy to use and best suited to meet their financial needs.
HUECU has a dynamic small-business atmosphere where every member of the team has a significant impact on our success. Our headquarters and flagship branch are located in the heart of Harvard Square, surrounded by shops, restaurants, and the vibrant University community. We are looking for talented, member-centric individuals to join our growing team. If you have energy, enthusiasm, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, please read on.
The Staff Accountant reports directly to the Vice President/Controller and is responsible for a variety of accounting functions and will work with numerous financial systems to complete daily, weekly, monthly and year-end tasks. This position will work independently, investigate issues when needed and perform necessary reconciling and correcting actions in accordance with HUECU policy and procedures under moderate supervision providing high levels of customer service to internal and external customers in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
The HUECU Finance department is responsible for accounts payable and vendor management, expense report processing, accounts receivable, accounting (general, investment, participation and secondary market investor), wire settlement (incoming and operational outgoing), financial analysis, budgeting, audit management (internal & external), bank exam and regulatory compliance, general ledger journal entry processing, fixed assets, prepaid expense and setting of HUECU specific policies and procedures. The Staff Accountant participates in all of these functions to varying degrees.
Share department responsibility ensuring daily operational tasks are completed in an efficient, professional, timely and reliable manner.
Loomis/ATM reconciliations, including balancing, funding and addition/deletion of terminals and work with appropriate internal and external departments as required.
Completion of balance sheet, bank account, and credit card reconciliations in a timely and accurate manner and reconciliation item resolution is within policy guidelines.
Work with other departments and/or outside agencies to resolve issues.
Performs special assignments, projects and other duties, as assigned.
Secondary market and private investor accounting, reporting and remittances.
Liquidity reporting, including appropriately funded accounts to cover student loan and investment draws & department Federal Reserve balancing, incoming wire posting, outgoing wire transfers and the posting of PSCU daily activity to the general ledger.
Audit, Board, tax reporting and regulatory reporting preparation.
Please provide a cover letter with your application and upload as one document
Harvard University requires a pre-employment reference and background screening, which includes OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control).
Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.
Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.
Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:
The dynamism that comes with working at Harvard is largely the result of our diversity. Here, staff, faculty, administrators and students representing a wide range of ages, races, interests and backgrounds come together in pursuit of common goals. Together, we strive to provide an environment that values diversity and promotes an inclusive culture.
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks accrued paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 accrued paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Accounting with a minimum of three years' experience in accounting/finance, or a minimum of five years of progressive experience in accounting, finance or related field.
Accounting experience within a bank or credit union highly preferred.
Accuracy and attention to detail, with the ability to communicate outcomes and recommendations effectively and concisely.
Above average skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Strong organization and time management skills, with ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrate the ability to learn and utilize numerous accounting and banking systems.
Ability to handle multiple time-sensitive functions and changing assignments.
Curiosity around and interest in solving problems.
Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion.
Ability to work in a small team handling critical time-sensitive functions.
Basic understanding of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting and Auditing Standards), particularly as they apply in a financial institution.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53057BR
About Harvard University Employees Credit Union
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.