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Credit Acceptance Corporation | Southfield, Michigan
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Job Description

Accounting Assistant

Why Work For Credit Acceptance?

Credit Acceptance is a rapidly-expanding company with extensive growth opportunities. We are proud to say, for the 4th year in a row, we have been named one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our team members and culture create a positive workplace that drives us to succeed, making Credit Acceptance one of the largest used car finance companies nationally.

We offer a great work environment, awesome team members, competitive benefits, progressive career opportunities, a casual dress code and we work hard to ensure every team member is empowered to work to their fullest potential.

Credit Acceptance offers team members:

* Extensive growth opportunities as demonstrated by our track record of promoting internally
* An atmosphere that is collaborative, challenging, and filled with forward thinking team members
* Ongoing business training and career development opportunities
* Strong work-life balance with generous PTO beginning on day 1
* Competitive market-based salary with quarterly profit sharing and annual merit bonuses
* Excellent benefits package that includes 401(K) match, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical/dental/vision along with additional benefits that make us a great place to work

We are hiring an Accounting Assistant within our Finance Department.

Responsibilities in your area will include:

* Complete Daily Balancing Reconciliation: Accurately research and reconcile bank deposit figures to postings within the LSS Loan Servicing System.
* Prepare Deposit Ticket: Accurately prepare deposit ticket daily for Payment Processing checks and money orders; this includes accurate preparation of the bank deposit bags for Payment Processing and Accounting.
* Business Remote Deposit Capture: Accurately and expediently scan daily checks posted by Payment Processing Specials and create batch deposits. Additionally scan checks and create batch deposits for Miscellaneous and VRS bank accounts.
* Provide Support: You will support third party payment vendors in resolving any discrepancies that affect daily balancing and create outstanding reconciliation items.
* Audit Support: Ensure that Attorney remittances are formatted appropriately, are accurate and balance to check values, and if not communicate with respective Attorney's Accounting teams to resolve balancing differences.
* Customer Service: Handle customer service requests by internal and external parties in the appropriate manner with necessary feedback and/or documentation.
* Adhere to Policies/Processes: You will need to remain compliant with our policies, processes and legal guidelines.
* All other duties as assigned.
* Attendance as outlined in the department attendance policy.

Who Are We Looking for?

Our ideal candidate for this role needs to:

* Ensure accurate balancing of the Loan Servicing System.
* Perform daily balancing and reconciliation of transactions.
* Review Attorney remittances before submission to the Payment Processing team for posting.
* Professionally and respectfully assist both internal/external customers to maintain high service levels.
* Ensure proper controls are in place by auditing cashier balancing reports.
* Act as SME for daily balancing function within Balancing Team.
* Provide backup duties pertaining Accounting Assistant balancing tasks to the Balancing Team as needed.
* Support additional payment processing and accounting requests.
* You need to be comfortable and accurate while handling cash.
* You need to be able to speak clearly, professionally and articulately.
* You need to be able to operate office equipment (copy machines, fax, telephone, mouse & keyboard, and ten-key adding machine).
* You need to be able to work in a fast paced environment.
* You need to be able to document account notes clearly and efficiently.
* You need to be able to work independently and in a team environment.

Position Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
* Proficient with Microsoft Excel/Access

Preferred Qualifications:

* Previous payment processing experience
* Previous bank reconciliation experience

Company Core Values:

To be successful in this role, Team Members need to demonstrate the characteristics of PRIDE in their work:

* Positive: Maintain a positive attitude by focusing on solutions and promoting a collaborative and enjoyable environment
* Respectful: Value teamwork, share successes, appreciates others and communicates in a way that promotes trust
* Insightful: Make timely well-considered decisions, create innovative solutions and continuously learn
* Direct: Communicate clearly and objectively; don't be afraid of difficult conversations. Raise concerns through the proper channels
* Earnest: Be honest, sincere and consistent. Work hard and pursue our goals together relentlessly

Required degrees must have been earned at institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Credit Acceptance is an equal opportunity employer.

About Credit Acceptance Corporation

Credit Acceptance Corporation (Credit Acceptance) is a provider of auto loans to consumers, using a nationwide network of automobile dealers who benefit from sales of vehicles to consumers who otherwise could not obtain financing; from repeat and referral sales generated by these same customers, and from sales to customers responding to advertisements for the Company's product. The Company operates in two business segments: United States and Other. The United States segment consists of the United States automobile financing business. The Other segment primarily consists of the discontinued United Kingdom automobile financing business. (Source: 10-K)

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