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Louisville, Kentucky
Job Type
19 May 2023
As a Staff Accountant II, you will apply existing knowledge of accounting processes to assist in the preparation of various internal and external accounting and functions. Some functions/processes where Staff Accountant II expertise may be utilized includes participation in reconciliation/review processes, fixed asset & prepaid asset accounting treatments, key accrual monitoring, trouble-shooting operational issues & participating in monthly GL close processes. A typical Staff Accountant II has a minimum of 2-4 years of relevant accounting experience which can be leveraged to help mentor junior staff with regard to traditional accounting processes. The Staff Accountant II will serve in back-up capacity for most processes if circumstances require.


Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Prepare & record adequately supported journal entries.
Prepare/review variety of month-end balance sheet reconciliations -ensuring accurate, well-documented preparation and support.
Prepare/review select accruals. When in a review capacity, thoughtfully challenge staff regarding their assumptions as necessary to independently satisfy yourself of reasonableness before approving.
Participate in monthly GL close processes as necessary including reviewing or recording entries/accruals, analyzing income statement accounts and explaining variances.
Participate in fixed asset processes including the proper recording of newly-acquired fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets. Reconcile/review FA schedules monthly for proper agreement between the FA sub-ledger and General Ledger. In time, we expect the Staff II to assume ownership over the FA function and related components (e.g. property tax reporting, lease accounting/administration, expenditure monitoring, etc.).
Develop system expertise with regard to the GL accounting system as well as the fixed asset & lease accounting systems. Develop a sufficient familiarity with other systems (e.g loan/deposit sub-ledger system) and associated reports necessary to investigate/troubleshoot outages/issues between the GL and other systems.
Support the Controller/Asst. Controller in administering & monitoring internal control processes - helping to ensure controls are consistently operating effectively & properly documented. Ensure select control processes are performed when scheduled and performance meets expectations. Assist in facilitating documentation/information requests from various parties including auditors/examiners including documenting/updating SOX narratives.
Establish cross-functional experience regarding critical daily operations including sub-ledger to GL balancing, non-post item resolution and research, and check reconciliation system administration. Become proficient enough to back-up staff "on demand" as circumstances dictate.
Regularly participate/assist in the execution/performance of various office/administrative duties shared across the accounting team.

Other Functions

Participate in a back-up capacity for various other operational activities including:

Basic Prologue/GL Report generation & troubleshooting
Review and post AP transactions as needed

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

A bachelor degree in accounting or a related business field & 2-4 years accounting experience is typically required. In lieu of a degree, additional relevant accounting/audit experience will often suffice. Banking/credit union experience is highly desirable.

Must be detail oriented and capable of juggling multiple responsibilities and time-frames.

Must be proficient with computers and MS Excel and Word applications.

Previous fixed asset experience is highly desirable.

Pursuit of an advanced certification is desirable.


401(k) with a company match of up to 6%
ESOP employer match
Medical insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Cancer / Disease insurance
Accident insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Health Savings Accounts
Humana Go365 Wellness & Rewards Program
Bank paid Life / AD& D insurance
Voluntary Life / AD&D insurance
Bank paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Employee Assistance Program

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order 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 functions of this job, the employee will continually communicate with coworkers or customers. The employee will constantly position themselves to sit or stand, and occasionally move around the office to access filing cabinets or office machinery. The employee will constantly operate a computer, using repetitive movements of hands and fingers, and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machinery, and computer printer. The employee will frequently identify, observe and assess materials and information, visually or otherwise. The employee will frequently be required to lift or carry up to 10 pounds, and occasionally be required to lift or carry 11 - 50 pounds, with assistance if needed.

Employees must also have the ability and means to travel as necessary for the purpose of attending training, meetings, and other various business functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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  • Job Reference: 1010169141-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Stock Yards Bank and Trust
  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent