Position Description

Accountant
Location Washington-Spokane (Headquarters)
Requisition # 1571
# of Openings 1
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Northwest Farm Credit Services is in search of an Accountant (internally known as a Loan Accountant) to join our Operations - Loan Accounting and Operations team in our Spokane Headquarters. As a member-owned financial cooperative, we help business owners in agriculture, forestry and fisheries secure the financing they need to operate and grow, and the crop insurance they need to protect their livelihoods. Our customers are primarily located in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS is a three time recipient of the Gallup Great Workplace Award, and the top scoring large company in the Best Place to Work-Inland Northwest competition four years in a row.  

This full-time position reports to the Director-Loan Accounting and is responsible for providing analysis, monitoring, and accounting support for all Northwest FCS’s loan portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide loan accounting services including legal document review, loan record set-up and maintenance in the loan accounting system. 
  • Communicate with our partners nationwide regarding loan accounting activities on participated and syndicated loans to ensure compliance.
  • Perform loan servicing actions, such as requests for amendments to current pricing structures, payment structures, or commitment schedules.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to supported business units on loan structuring and accounting standards. 
  • Manage and monitor loan activity and reconciliations of assigned loan portfolio.
  • Process high volume, high dollar loan accounting transactions.

Education/Experience
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  At least two (2) years’ of accounting or commercial loan servicing experience is generally required.  CPA certification desirable.

Skills/Knowledge

  • Knowledge of accounting systems, loan accounting, and related financial and management reporting.
  • General understanding of credit related laws and regulations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook as well as loan accounting and G/L systems.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proactive approach to deadlines.

In addition to a comprehensive suite of core benefits designed to support employees at all career stages, Northwest FCS provides all employees with 24 paid hours annually to volunteer in their communities; a substantial employer match to our award-winning 401(k) plan; a bonus plan; generous paid vacation, sick, and parental leave; and financial assistance for adoptions. All employees also have access to robust learning opportunities including an Audible subscription and LinkedIn Learning. Jeans/appropriate casual is the standard dress code.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

When you apply for a position with Northwest FCS, we collect personal identifiers (from your resume and other application information you submit), such as your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number(s) and employment and education related information. This helps us evaluate job applicants for hiring opportunities, and, communicate with them. 

To comply with federal regulations for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action (EEO/AA), we track our applicants by gender, race/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, and the position for which they applied. You will be presented with a voluntary self-identification form as part of this application; we wanted you to know why we collect this information and what we do with it.  Please be aware that this information is kept separate from your application, and not utilized in the selection process. 

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