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Staff Accountant

Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Meet the team!:Overview:WHO IS ONEGROUP?OneGroup is a team of more than 200 insurance and risk management professionals who are ONE company acting as ONE team, with ONE focus and ONE mission: To serve each client as our ONE client.OneGroup is one of the fastest growing independent insurance and risk management organizations in the northeast. With team members in 18 locations, OneGroup is able to provide best in class client resources while maintaining an entrepreneurial, friendly and fun environment. A subsidiary of Community Bank, NA (NYSE: CBU), OneGroup is headquartered in Syracuse, NY.OneGroup's company culture sets us apart from the rest. Our core values, what we call "The OneGroup Way" consists of the following:Knowledge Development - Professional growth but also understanding the company, workflow processes and the right people to get the job done. Adopting a growth mindset in everything we do.Big Picture - How your individual contributions connect to the bigger things around us that can make a difference to the client. How do you utilize your talents and the attributes of those around you to create a unique solution for the client.Acknowledgement - Recognize others contributions, appreciate what others do and their strengths.Transparency - An environment that encourages open communication and feedback.Bigger Purpose - How do we become more than just an insurance company to our clients? We seek to enhance our client's businesses, support their mission and understand their challenges.Responsibilities:The Staff Accountant will be responsible for a variety of insurance accounting activities, including but not limited to data entry, payment processing, coding, filing, and research. Additionally, the position is responsible for reconciling various general ledger accounts and commission processing.Essential Responsibilities:Process payments received related to "agency-billed" customers and human resources and benefits clients.Assist in reviewing payment batches prior to sending to insurance companiesProcess commissions received from insurance companies related to "direct-billed" customers.Silverlake Entries for Life InsuranceResearch questions raised by customers, vendors, and others regarding the status of payment, coding, etc.Prepare general ledger account reconciliations as needed, including follow-up on any reconciling items.Prepare miscellaneous journal entries for subsidiaries, including cash moves.Support manager with month end responsibilities including revenue analysis.Accounts Receivable collections.Qualifications:To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Education: Associate's Degree in Finance, Business, or Accounting preferred; experience with accounts payable or accounts receivable or the insurance industry preferred.Experience/Skills:Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years expierence with accounts payable experience preferred.Proficient reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics skills; strong organizational and computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel; strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.Other Job Information:Hours: 40 hours/weekCompensation: Commensurate with experience plus potential for annual merit increase. In addition to your competitive salary, you will be rewarded benefits including: 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, Medical, Vision & Dental insurance, 401K with generous match, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, Banking discounts and the list goes on!Physical Requirements:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk or sit. Use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands or arms, and speak and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to focus.An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Community Bank System, Inc., Syracuse , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Syracuse, New York

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