Accounting Specialist

Expiring today

Herndon, VA
Nov 03, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time

For more than 70 years, Northwest Federal Credit Union has provided valuable financial products and services for our members. Northwest offers employees a comprehensive benefits program including: medical and dental plans, paid time off, a generous 401k match, student loan assistance, parental leave, and the opportunity to grow professionally through a wide range of job-based, classroom and online training resources. Northwest Federal Credit Union has been recognized, for the second consecutive year, as a 2021 Top Workplace by The Washington Post and we believe that our success is built upon the excellence and achievement of our employees. Together, we serve and inspire to transform lives.

This position provides accounting functions to the Credit Union to include reconcilement of all general ledger accounts and accounts payable processing.


  • Perform a variety of accounting, clerical, and data entry duties in the Accounting Department
  • Enter and post all general ledger accounting transactions into the accounting software package
  • Prepare a variety of general ledger vouchers for posting in the daily settlement process after approval by Accounting Manager, AVP of Accounting or VP of Accounting & Finance
  • Perform balancing, reconciliation, research and problem solving on a variety of general ledger accounts
  • Assist staff with month-end closings, i.e. data entry, reconciliation of accounts, error corrections and filing documents.
  • Assist with processing Accounts Payables including:
    • Process vendors\u2019 invoices for payment
    • Post payments to appropriate vendors\u2019 records, updates the general ledger, and maintains appropriate accounting vendor files
    • Handle telephone inquiries from vendors, customers and members, both internal and external
    • Ensure all new vendors are screened through OFAC before any payments are sent
  • Collect and review employee travel expense reports. Ensures that employees adhere to company policies regarding allowable travel expenses
  • Review employee corporate credit card statements to ensure all receipts are received. Vouchers credit card transaction to appropriate general ledgers.
  • Handle telephone inquiries from internal and external members
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Remains cognizant of and adheres to NWFCU policies and procedures as well as regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Any college level Accounting courses required
  • Must have experience with G/L reconciliation
  • Minimum 1-2 years financial accounting experience required
  • Proficiency in computer software, including: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Access, Accounting software, Federal Reserve software

As a COVID-19 safety measure, our employees must either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or follow additional safety protocols, including testing.

EEO Notice

Northwest Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

NWFCU complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at 703-709-8900 or

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