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Accounting Specialist, Merchant Services

Company: Fresno First Bank
Location: Fresno
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

At Fresno First Bank, we truly believe that our people are our greatest asset - and we treat them as such. We offer exciting and interesting opportunities for dedicated, hard-working professionals. If you share our values and passion for providing clients with opportunities to achieve their aspirations and personal success- apply today!Our Values:Teamwork: We all pitch in to provide the high caliber service our customers deserve. We have to trust and rely on each other to execute our work with purpose and efficiency - however difficult the task might be. We are constantly thinking about the next step and the next opportunity.Relationships: Building mutually beneficial relationships is curtail to the long-term success of our organization. By immersing ourselves in the business ventures we empower, we come to understand our customers as people with real human needs rather than just numbers.Authentic: We say what we mean, and we mean what we say. Internally that means holding each other accountable and owning up to mistakes. It also means being straight forward with customers.Commitment: Our pride of ownership is strong. Every day, we bring our best in order to support our customers and represent the bank.Employment with Fresno First Bank will allow you to earn competitively, grow professionally and enjoy a collaborative and compassionate culture that rewards good ideas, good work, and initiative.The position of Accounting Specialist for Merchant Services is responsible for supporting the Controller in ensuring the smooth operation of the Accounting department by performing a variety of duties related to the merchant settlement and operations. These duties include processing daily reconciliation, settlement and transfers between merchant reserves; creating invoices and billing ISOs; calculating and paying related vendors/brokers; reconciling and validating sponsorship and origination income. Gathering, summarizing and submitting quarterly reporting to VISA, MasterCard and Star platforms. Support, coordinate and be the liaison between the Accounting and Merchant Departments. Responsible for other duties associated with the Bank's general accounting operations or administrative merchant functions as determined reasonable. This person needs to be organized, analytical, ability to deal with urgent matters, be able to recognize anomalies and present potential solutions, ability to communicate to all levels of the organization, self-starter, gain full understanding of tasks being performed, recommend potential efficiencies or improvements in processes, maintain detailed and accurate records.Assures compliance with all Bank policies and procedures, as well as all applicable state and federal banking regulations.Job DutiesProvides support to all assigned areas in the Accounting Departments where service or assistance is needed.Performs daily oversite of the merchant settlement activity.Processes daily transfers between settlement and reserve accounts as deemed necessary.Records monthly posting of income between settlement accounts and corresponding entities per contracts.Reviews and processes monthly VISA billings to each ISO/BIN.Calculate and pay each Broker/vendor for work performed.Gather and validate each ISO Sponsorship and Organic Reporting and income, post and necessary entries.Gather and Summarize quarterly VISA and MasterCard reporting from each ISO.Submit VISA and MasterCard report by the 15th of the month after quarter end.Gathers and submit Star reporting the 1st after quarter end.Gather and submit to MasterCard by March 31st and September 30th the Acquirer SDP form.Gather and submit the VISA Charitable Rebate information quarterly.May cross-train other personnel.Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values; accepts responsibility for own actions.Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports the Bank's goals and values; benefits the bank through outside activities.Performs the position safely, without endangering the health or safety to themselves or others and will be expected to report potentially unsafe conditions. The employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations and orders issued pursuant to the OSHA Act of 1970, which are applicable to one's own actions and conduct.Locate and define new process improvement opportunitiesContributes to the overall profitability of the Bank through costs controls and income generation.Reinforces the application of superior customer service through his or her own example along with appropriate follow through with involved customers and employees.Develops and maintains knowledge of financial industry, economy, market conditions, rates, vendors and competition.Assists Loan Officers with prudent portfolio management practices such as obtaining and analyzing updated financial information, track credit covenants, recommend loans grades.Cross selling the Bank's other products and services, referring customers to appropriate staff as indicated.Provides leadership and training to staff members.Participates in various internal committees assigned by Senior Management.Responds to inquiries or refers inquiries to the appropriate department or person and exhibiting the necessary follow through with customers and/or staff involved.Provides support to all areas of the Bank where service or assistance when needed.Consistently applies superior decision-making techniques pertaining to inquiries, approvals and requests as they apply to existing policies and procedures, keeping within assigned approval limits and using these instances as learning tools for employee development.Assumes responsibility for special projects; gathers data and prepares reports for Senior Management, audits and other personnel.Operates computer terminal or personal computer to process account activity, determine balances and resolve problems within given authority.Manage incoming calls and directing callers to proper Bank personnel.Assumes responsibility for various Bank functions in the absence of staff members or in overload situations.Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values; accepts responsibility for own actions.Demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes working environment free of harassment of any type; builds a diverse workforce and supports affirmative action. Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports the Bank's goals and values; benefits the bank through outside activities.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college required. 3-5 years work related experience from a financial institution consisting of an accounting or bookkeeping background. Educational experience also considered, through in-house training sessions, formal school or financial industry related curriculum, should be business or financial industry related.Basic knowledge of related state and federal banking compliance regulations, and other Bank operational policies.Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business and technical procedures.Ability to prioritize and organize workload, effectively shift duties due to necessary periods. Thus, effective organizational and time management skills.General banking experience, methods and procedures related to Merchant Services transactions.Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.Ability to deal with difficult problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.Ability to work with minimal supervision while performing duties.Become first line of defense for the financial and accounting functions. Being able to identify and question unusual transactions and requests.PI182790711

Keywords: Fresno First Bank, Fresno , Accounting Specialist, Merchant Services, Accounting, Auditing , Fresno, California

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