Senior Accountant April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021, Mississippi Land Bank, Senatobia, MS

*Mississippi Land Bank, at its sole discretion, may offer this position with a different title based upon the qualifications of the candidate.

Company Profile

Mississippi Land Bank is a financial institution that provides financing for agriculture, agribusiness, and rural real estate purchases and improvements. The institution is headquartered in Senatobia, Mississippi with six full time branch offices and three satellite offices that service 32 counties in Northern Mississippi. With over $800 million in assets, the institution is a cooperative and part of the Farm Credit System.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field with at least 24 college credit hours in accounting and five (5) to seven (7) years or more of professional experience in accounting.

General Duties and Expectations

Be dependable by being at work as scheduled and providing reasonable notice when that is not possible. Use time at work as effectively as possible. Demonstrate dedication to excellence by being accountable, determined, and positive. Actively contribute to Mississippi Land Bank’s mission by doing your part in creating a welcoming, professional and customer service driven Association.

Job Purpose and Scope

Assists management in directing the financial and accounting functions of the organization primarily through the preparation and maintenance of the accounting records and general ledger, including reconcilement of transactions to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards. Assist in organizing data to facilitate the timely production of the Association’s published financial statements and reporting requirements. Fully competent senior-level professional; assignments are broad and complex in nature required originality, ingenuity, and leadership; has appreciable latitude for decision making; works under minimum supervision. May serve as a Team Leader.

Essential Functions

  • May ensure accounting transactions are in compliance with GAAP standards, Association policies, and regulatory requirements.
  • May produce and distribute general ledger reports at month-end and as needed to various departments.
  • May review and approve daily cash reconciliations.
  • Assist in the daily processing of accounts payable transactions as needed.
  • Coordinate and prepare general ledger closing entries. Verify reports and make corrections after each post during the general ledger close process. Determine that all material entries have been made and that information is correct.
  • Manage the monthly general ledger account reconciliation. Create and maintain an Association write-off policy that establishes parameters for the write-off of irreconcilable amounts.
  • Prepare preliminary and end-of-month balance sheet and income statement fluctuation analyses. Analyze accuracy and reasonableness and provide explanations for accounts of interest.
  • Help maintain procedures and documentation for Sarbanes-Oxley 404 Compliance.
  • Provide accounting detail and information to internal and external auditors.
  • Assists other association personnel in completing projects as assigned.

Skill Requirements

General knowledge of accounting/financial systems. Specialized knowledge of accounting/finance principles. Skilled in oral and written communication. Intermediate to advanced skill level in Microsoft Office applications. Ability to perform intermediate to advanced-level accounting/financial analyses under limited supervision.

Physical Activities

Ability to sit for long periods of time.  Ability to stand for limited periods of time.  Ability to climb stairs multiple times during the day with ease.  Frequent finger/hand manipulation (e.g. keyboard, office equipment, small hand tools, etc.). Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling while exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

To Apply

If you meet the minimum qualifications and wish to be considered for this position, please forward a current resume to:

Jessica Stanford, VP Administration
Mississippi Land Bank, ACA
P O Box 667
Senatobia, MS 38668

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V - We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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