Welcome to A+ Personnel

A+ Personnel was established 27 years ago to provide temporary, consulting and direct hire staffing services to corporations located in New Jersey and New York. We are a family owned, women’s business enterprise.

Our success has come from the numerous long-term relationships fostered with our clients by delivering outstanding customer service, understanding their needs, and maintaining a good sense of humor!

A+ Personnel offers the type of customer service that can only be provided by an independent firm. After all, our success relies solely on your satisfaction, nothing more.

We treat our candidates with respect and go the extra mile by offering career coaching, resume preparation and review and interview preparation. We believe both the candidate and the client must be happy or we have not succeeded in our mission.

A+ Personnel provides qualified temporary and direct hire candidates in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Continued Medical Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Brokerage
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Office Support
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Publishing
  • Sales
  • Shipping/Distribution

Our bottom line…to make a positive impact on your bottom line, by delivering the qualified candidates you and your company need to succeed.

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BSA Analyst

 

BSA Analyst

Summary:

This BSA Analyst position is responsible for assisting the Compliance/BSA Officer in the daily and monthly workflow in the Compliance Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Follow procedures as documented in the BSA Program
  • Review and File Currency Transaction Reports as required by FinCen
  • Review and clear OFAC alerts generated by the Bank’s systems
  • Access, review, and complete 314 (A) screening requests
  • Review wire transaction report on a quarterly basis for unusual or suspicious activity
  • Review monetary instrument log on a monthly basis for unusual or suspicious activity
  • Review weekly new account reports for CIP and proper risk ratings
  • Prepare and complete daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly BSA monitoring reports
  • Complete and document daily due diligence research on existing and prospective Bank clients
  • Prepare trend analysis reports to monitor BSA risk metrics
  • Assist with and/or perform other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA Degree in Business, Accounting, related field OR any combination of education, training, and experience that will provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Knowledge of Bank Secrecy Act and Anti Money Laundering regulations including OFAC regulations and USA PATRIOT Act.

 

    • Ability to follow procedures and recognize unusual transactions.
    • Strong attention to detail and strong organizational/time-management skills.
    • Ability to effectively complete multiple projects simultaneously, managing time and resources to ensure work is completed efficiently and within established timeframes.
    • Ability to work independently and/or in teams under limited supervision.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships both internally and externally.
    • Strong interpersonal skills evidenced in both verbal and written communications as well as excellent listening skills.
    • Business writing skills and experience.
    • Fundamental knowledge of general banking principles, philosophies, and operations.
    • Ability to provide leadership, motivating and persuading others to address compliance risks without having actual authority over them.
    • Experienced PC user with skill in the use of Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, and/or other computerized tools that may be utilized on a regular basis.
    • Maintain an effective team-oriented working relationship with all department and bank personnel.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and flexibility toward new assignments
  • Must be able to respond well and work under pressure

 

If qualified and interested, please forward your resume as a Word.doc attachment to: JillR@AplusPersonnel.com

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Human Resources Assistant

Summary: This position reports to Human Resources Manager and assists with onboarding, recruitment and HRIS as well as providing administrative support for the HR Department.

 

Responsibilities:

Onboarding/Recruitment

  • Performs background checks and sets up drug tests for salaried new hires
  • Creates offer letters and new hire packets as required
  • Verifies eligibility of new hires to work in the US
  • On-boards all US salaried employees and enters new hire data into HRIS
  • Assists in maintenance of company Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
  • Assists in sourcing and building candidate pipelines through ATS and job boards
  • Assists in development and management of company social media pages
  • Assists in coordination of internship program for Corporate and Field OfficesHRIS/Benefits
  • Enters employee changes and salaried new hires into HRIS and is responsible for the related data integrity.
  • Runs employee data reports from HRIS as needed (i.e. job titles, salary, length of service, EEO, etc.)
  • Supports HRIS audit process as needed
  • Assists in benefit enrollmentAdditional Duties
  • Provides general support to the VP, HR as well as customer service to field admin and management as required
  • Manages invoices for Department vendors-ensures timely payments
  • Prepares and edits correspondence, coordinates all correspondence with Field Administrators, presentations and other documents
  • Handles internal and external requests for information, such as employment verifications
  • Organizes and maintains corporate employee files and other employment recordsRequirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1 plus years’ experience in Human Resources; Familiarity with HR terminology
  • Database management and HRIS experience a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Must be able to work independently and proactively
  • Excellent and effective communication skills, oral and written are required
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Capable of gathering and analyzing information skillfully with the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Customer service minded with ability to effectively communicate with people in potentially stressful situations
  • Ability to consistently meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines
  • Must maintain confidentiality and work effectively with others including management, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company
  • Must be able to prioritize, plan work activities and work consistently and dependably
  • Must be flexible with ability to multitask and adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and manage frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Must have the self-confidence and maturity to work with employees at all levels of the company providing direction and guidance and “pushback” as required.
  • Familiarity with online recruitment programs and ability to utilize systems.

If qualified and interested, please forward your resume as a Word.doc attachment to: JillR@AplusPersonnel.com

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Project Manager

SUMMARY: Lead complex projects independently with minimal direction from the Program Manager. Projects must meet identified business needs, acquiring and utilizing the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gather and report Scrum team statistics to stakeholders.
  • Build on the analysis and recorded experience of similar projects to construct better quality estimates.
  • Liaise with other managers within the business and manage expectations for the projects.
  • Make consistent use of process checklists in all areas of project management to review and improve adherence to best practice.
  • Advise resource managers on the development, training and appraisal issues for project staff.
  • Guide Project Managers who require extending the range or depth of their competency.
  • On projects which are not completely routine, will be fully capable of the creation or adaptation of a wide range of technical and/or management procedures while still adhering to the principles of good project management practice.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrate a totally business-focused approach, achievement of business objectives, and the identification of further business opportunities.
  • Provide leadership in a wide variety of areas and situations.
  • Negotiate firmly but sensitively with senior management, and external partners.
  • Communicate fluently and convincingly, both in meetings and discussions as well as through major reports and presentations using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Display adaptability and flexibility to deal with the non-routine or unexpected situations.
  • Practice sound relationship management with business and external partners, and be fully conversant with key techniques in project financial management.
  • Effectively managed projects as a Scrum Master for multiple teams.
  • Displayed competence in the coordination of complex projects.
  • Managed multiple concurrent projects, and determined their associated priorities and resourcing.
  • Successfully managed the risk and opportunity situations on projects of limited complexity.

If qualified and interested, please forward your resume as a Word.doc attachment to: Ace@AplusPersonnel.com

Please include hourly comp requirement.

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JAVA Developer

JAVA Developer Team Lead

SUMMARY: Lead a development team in developing applications supporting business objectives. The suite of applications and services will support the functionality globally and enable company’s growing channels / clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design clear and concise REST service interfaces, and create corresponding documentation.
  • Effectively lead a team of developers in the design, development, test, and deployment of component-based applications in a web/internet delivery environment.
  • Build and manage reliable software in a service-oriented environment, have such software operate at high-performance, demonstrated scalability and high reliability.
  • Provide technical leadership to and create policies for the development team at both a project management and technical development level.
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and standards and ensure their conformance with department and enterprise objectives.
  • Engage and manage distributed software development teams.
  • Provide hands-on management, mentoring, and coaching of developers.
  • Ensure that the quality of the software solutions offered is high, including ensuring proposed software solutions that cost-effectively meet internal customer’s objectives.
  • Provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to business analysts and software developers.
  • Effectively resolve production problems in a timely manner by rapidly organizing and deploying the appropriate resources.
  • Continuously review problems to determine the root cause in order to prevent them in the future.
  • Ensure appropriate disaster recovery procedures are in place and adequately tested on a regular basis.
  • Ensure that secure coding practices are developed and thoroughly enforced.
  • Manage and negotiate with vendors and consultants.
  • Effectively communicate software solution expectations to internal customers, team members and other stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve development goals.
  • Ensure alignment between prescribed architecture and the team’s goals and objectives.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong technical background, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to deliver simple and elegant software solutions, customer-centric products, utilizing agile development processes and establish skills in designing and developing simple solutions to complex problems.
  • Results-oriented, customer-focused with a passion to resolve tough technical and operational challenges.
  • Ability to lead a team of software development engineers and work with senior management, engineering principals, and the product team.
  • Effectively help shape the business requirements, bring high quality customer experience to market by owning the development of and operating business critical software services.
  • Possess excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Inspire internal customer confidence in the technical abilities, service attitude, and business knowledge of the IT department.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
  • A track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders.
  • Experience working with Spring Core, Java, and creating REST services & documentation.
  • Effectively defined development project scope, goals, timeline, deliverables, and post-project measurements that supported company goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated technical ability to create enhancements to primary and supporting websites, web applications and infrastructure.
  • Proven experience in software development, maintenance and delivery with application server experience.
  • Established track record of successful system and project implementations.
  • Effectively translated complex customer requirements, recommended system solutions, and helped formulate detailed specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to document development including database design, application design and ongoing documentation of changes and modifications for complex applications.
  • Effectively developed in distributed teams.
  • Demonstrated experience with N-tiered applications, multi-tier architecture, and production internet architectures.
  • Produced complex design and technical specifications as required for technical documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to continuously changing technology.
  • Experienced interacting with vendors.

If qualified and interested, please forward your resume as a Word.doc attachment to: Ace@AplusPersonnel.com

Please include hourly salary requirement.

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QA Engineer

Position Overview: In this position you will work closely with a small number of agile teams serving as the “Lead QA Automation Engineer”, and drive all processes and tools used to achieve automated regression and functional testing. Prior experience developing and implementing automated regression testing suites is required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Own the Software QA process, including: developing, implementing, and maintaining test plans, test scenarios and test cases
  • Analyze requirement and design specifications for test case development
  • Recommend test automation approach, tools and frameworks
  • Develop test infrastructure and custom automation tools as needed to expand test coverage and enable non-functional testing
  • Perform manual and automated tests for our website and applications
  • Prioritize test execution
  • Find and report defects with detailed, accurate and concise steps to reproduce
  • Assist developers in discovering and researching defects, and recommend system enhancements
  • Complete ownership for all testing across multiple applications build with a varied set of tools/technologies
  • Build/Lead a team of test analysts using mix of employees and vendor resources offshore
  • Hands on testing that includes analyzing requirements, preparing test plans and building appropriate test cases to validate the functionality being built
  • Support and execution of the application testing phase (functional & non-functional) to ensure all software meets requirements before changes are placed in production.
  • Liaison/co-ordination with other technology groups (across sites) to coordinate/execute end-end testing
  • Drive all efforts on test automation, includes planning, hands-on scripting and oversight of other resources working on automation.
  • Requirements
  • Experience breaking complex software systems
  • Experience evaluating software architectures and designs to identify potential quality, performance and scalability weaknesses or limitations and developing an automated test regimen to fully exercise these suspect areas
  • Experience leading QA process development, execution, and documentation
  • A strong command of manual and automated testing methodologies and general quality concepts
  • Experience with Agile SDLC, troubleshooting and tech support at lightning speeds
  • Experience with scripting software automation testing products, including QTP & Selenium
  • Extensive knowledge of web technologies and experience testing web APIs/REST services
  • Extensive knowledge of scripting languages, SQL, and high-level languages such as in C# & Java
  • Experience integrating the execution of QTP regression scripts with Atlassian Bamboo build server
  • Experience testing hosted/cloud SaaS web applications is highly desirable
  • Experience testing native mobile applications is desirable
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, or related fieldIf qualified and interested, please forward your resume as a Word.doc attachment to: Ace@AplusPersonnel.com. Please include your hourly comp requirement.
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Banking Deposit Operations

This community focused institution needs your banking experience!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process “New Day” for all Fiserv applications
  • Import and process incoming cash letter from FRB.
  • Scan government deposits and process through OTC-NET
  • Import scanned items and process and export outgoing cash letter to FRB
  • Process ACH Noc’s
  • Process bonds redeemed
  • Process Account/Balance verifications
  • Process Document subpoenas
  • Process Information subpoenas
  • Scan new account signature cards
  • Review DDA file maintenance
  • Verify large dollar items
  • Process non-posted items
  • Process chargebacks
  • Reconcile the CRS accounts
  • Verify bank checks
  • Print Hold statements, Director savings statements and account analysis statements
  • Process foreign deposited items
  • Monitor municipal accounts for check numbers and stale dated checks
  • Process all electronic files including, Mobile, Merchant and Branch Capture
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2+ years’ banking experience
  • Experience in deposit operations
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be computer literate
  • Experience with escheatments/unclaimed property a plus!

 

If qualified and interested, please forward your resume as a Word.doc attachment to: JillR@AplusPersonnel.com

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Recruiter

Recruiter – Part-time

This well-established, growing client is seeking a long-term, experienced, part-time recruiter to manage ongoing hiring activities for roles associated with a high-paced, goal focused, call center type business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managing and creating job postings
  • Screening, testing, and interviewing candidates
  • Augmenting incoming applicants with some outbound recruiting efforts
  • Scheduling interviews
  • Managing offers of employment
  • Conducting reference verifications and ordering background checks

REQUIREMENTS:

  • The desired candidate will have at least 1-2 years of previous experience performing recruiting activities.
  • This is a part-time long term role consisting of 15 hours per week on an ongoing basis with some additional hours required on occasion. This is not a virtual position, work must be done in the office.
  • Desired candidates must be able follow specific recruiting related directions and guidelines.
  • There is a fair amount of administrative work and general coordination involved. These must be managed in an organized, professional, and timely manner.

If qualified and interested, please forward your resume as a Word.doc attachment along with your hourly salary requirement to: JillR@AplusPersonnel.com

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Manager

Team Manager – This well-established client needs your leadership expertise for this Team Manager position! National, growing client base with a reputation for providing quality service. Dedicated management with an appreciation for excellence in employee performance

Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-site supervision and management of a group of staff members in an office environment and interact with our vendor/client network.
  • Responsible to independently manage and develop all aspects of the team and enhance our vendor/client relationships.
  • Must be a highly driven individual with the ability to expedite production, meet challenging timelines, and respond to varying production levels.
  • Must be able to manage stress and performance in an active results driven environment.
  • Must possess a highly developed sense of customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess solid communication skills as well as strong critical thinking, analytic, and planning skills.
  • Must possess excellent time management, negotiating, and persuasive communication ability.
  • Expedite production, perform to time lines, and expedite services to meet client expectations.
  • Demonstrate and instill superior problem solving, follow up, and follow through abilities with an great attention to detail and ability to adhere to strict guidelines and procedures
  • Act as point of contact for our vendors/clients and provide them with accurate and timely updates
  • Manage direct reports to accomplish performance goals. Provides developmental coaching and guidance for long-term career growth opportunities.
  • Train and conduct planning sessions and performance reviews with direct reports and disciplines when necessary.
  • Work well under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary internal and external customer service
  • Effectively manage and advance employee and team performance. Use all available tools including documentation, approved corrective disciplinary processes, progressive motivational strategies, and effective leadership.
  • Create and implement training materials on processes and protocols with respect to workflow and client specific guidelines
  • Strategically provide direction, guidance and communication strategies to staff members in order to maximize client service and ensure compliance with company procedures
  • Manage the adherence to company policies and operational standards
  • Monitor team activity and professional development; update executive level management with daily, weekly, and monthly reports
  • Respond to and resolve all vendor, client, and employee quality control issues promptly; provide mandatory and prompt management of emergency situations during normally scheduled and off-duty hours
  • Co-manager a staff of approximately 30.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years of experience independently managing staff members in an office-based environment
  • Proven success staffing, mentoring, and managing an office based staff level team while developing effective relationships, providing leadership and motivating employees.
  • Proven success meeting challenging client-driven deadlines and providing superior client service in a challenging production type environment.
  • Experience streamlining existing processes and creating new workflow procedures to measurably increase efficiency.
  • Demonstrate strong timeline management, leadership skills and strong analytical ability.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

 

If qualified and interested, please forward your resume as a Word.doc attachment along with salary requirement to: JillR@AplusPersonnel.com

 

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Executive Assistant

A+ Personnel celebrates its 27th Anniversary in the staffing industry in 2014!

We have successfully been placing qualified candidates with top corporations, from entry to C-Level, in New Jersey and New York. We would like to thank our client companies and outstanding candidates for their major contribution to our continued success.

We now look forward to assisting you with your next career move!

Have a great day!

Jill G. Rowland, President

Our client needs you for this temp to possible full time position!

 

In this position you’ll support the top management of this growing company!

 

Requirements: 

  • Prior Executive level experience required
  • Must have experience supporting multiple managers
  • Experience in the healthcare arena a plus
  • Strong MSOffice skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills

 

If qualified and interested please forward your resume as a Word.doc attachment to:  JillR@Apluspersonnel.com

This is temporary assignment approximately 6 weeks in length, possibly a little longer.

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Executive Assistant

A+ Personnel celebrates its 27th Anniversary in the staffing industry in 2014!

We have successfully been placing qualified candidates with top corporations, from entry to C-Level, in New Jersey and New York. We would like to thank our client companies and outstanding candidates for their major contribution to our continued success.

We now look forward to assisting you with your next career move!

Have a great day!

Jill G. Rowland, President

Our client needs you for this temp to possible full time position!

 

In this position you will provide administrative support for a VP and 3 members of his team:

 

Requirements: 

  • Prior Executive level experience required
  • Must have experience supporting multiple managers
  • Experience in a larger corporate environment
  • Strong MSOffice skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills

 

If qualified and interested please forward your resume as a Word.doc attachment to:  JillR@Apluspersonnel.com

This is a temp to potential hire assignment.

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