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Accounting Specialist I

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The Accounting Specialist I is responsible for processing commission related payments, accounting entries and reports. Performs data reconciliation, research commission related payment and provides assistance to other agency team members.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Accurate posting of property and casualty direct bill commission downloads
  • Analysis and process items in suspense
  • Prepare reports and correct any discrepancies using excel
  • Retrieve all company commission statements for processing and distribute accordingly
  • Be accountable for all credit entries on daily bank spreadsheet
  • Reconcile commission statements to payments received from carriers
  • Record general ledger allocation to the appropriate branch and department for funds received
  • Manually process statements that are not available as downloads
  • Sort and barcode all commission statements for scanning
  • Review, report, and follow up on aged receivables for agency bill accounts
  • Enter weekly disbursements for customer refunds and return commissions to companies
  • Handle petty cash  – record all transactions and balance out cash
  • Assist with client payments to carriers
  • Back up for Receptionist
  • All other duties and projects as assigned by Manager

Qualifications

  • Associated Degree in Accounting or equivalent required
  • 2+ years of general accounting clerical work experience
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work effectively under tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access files cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • Constantly using hands and fingers to operate a computer and other office equipment (copy machine, label machine, etc.)
  • Work takes place in a well-lighted, heated, and/or air conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation

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Disclaimer
This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and nothing in this herein restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.