Patelco Credit Union

  • General Ledger Accountant

    Job Locations US-CA-Pleasanton
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    We’re here to help people in communities throughout Northern California build financially healthy lives. We do this by being attentive and partnering with our members to understand what is financially best for them. We thrive on change, and we put people first. If you’re looking to use your skills and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others, we look forward to hearing from you.


    About Patelco Credit Union

    Patelco is a not-for-profit credit union, serving the financial needs and aspirations of more than 300,000 members. What we earn, we return to our members in savings from lower loan rates, fewer fees, and personalized service that focuses on transparency, simplicity, and trust. Our mission remains the same as when we started in 1936, to provide products, services, education and expertise that will empower our members to rise up and achieve financial freedom. 


    The Opportunity

    In this role, responsibilities will include, but not limited to, making recommendations for improved operations, developing accounting systems, methods, procedures and controls, and special projects assigned by the Accounting Manager.  The successful candidate will have the ability to perform non-repetitive and less complex tasks requiring experienced professional knowledge of accounting principles and practices.


    • Performs monitoring and weekly/monthly balancing of simple G/L accounts
    • Responsible for input of invoices and timely payment of accounts payable and follow up with business partners regarding outstanding invoices
    • Responsible for accurate accounting of fixed assets, prepaids, investments and other transactions
    • Assists with month-end close assuring all accruals are accounted for accurately; reviews expenses variances for missing entries
    • Uses independent judgment to resolve out of balances, which are due to a variety of reasons and new situations, so that credit union losses can be minimized
    • Prepares daily journal entries using correct G/L#s and posts to the G/L
    • Updates financial information in systems or spreadsheets to ensure all information is accurate and available when needed
    • Makes recommendations to improve efficiencies for processes and procedures
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or business administration or relevant work experience
    • Two to three years of accounting experience is required
    • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles and practices
    • Financial institution experience preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to balance speed and accuracy in a fast paced work environment
    • Ability to be apply critical thinking
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Excellent computer skills: Excel, MS Windows and MS Office
    • Working knowledge of Prologue general ledger and Blackline a plus
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
    • Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task
    • Analytical skills and the ability to learn quickly
    • Ability to be well organized, team-player and motivated
    • Flexible with working long hours when needed
    • Located at Pleasanton HQ



    Patelco Credit Union is an EO Employer - M/ F/ Veteran/ Disability



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