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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Auditor

AUDITOR

 

SUMMARY: The Auditor is responsible for the review of all aspects of the Bank’s operation to ensure the bank is compliant with State and Federal laws or regulations.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for developing, planning organizing, directing, and controlling the department’s plans, policies, capabilities, and audit programs and procedures for all aspects of the general audit function.
  • Supervises assigned staff in evaluating and reporting upon internal controls.
  • Reports directly to the Bank’s Audit Examining Committee on all matters concerning Auditing. Advises President and local managerial staff of audit results and recommendations where applicable.
  • Participates in the annual audit-year planning process.
  • Consults with various levels of bank management regarding standards of control for operating systems, and/or reviews proposed procedures for adequate internal controls prior to implementation.
  • Preparation of audit monthly/quarterly progress reports.
  • Identifies areas for audit emphasis, and invites audit comments and suggestions.
  • Prepares, or participates in the preparation of, compliance audit program.       Writes up

findings and draws conclusions regarding whether the bank is in compliance with various

state, government and banking regulations.

  • Collects, prepares, and organizes into acceptable working paper format sufficient,

competent, relevant, and useful information concerning all additional matters relating to

audit objectives and scope of work. Make suggestions for changes to current audit programs, and prepares written suggestions or future related audits.

  • Prepares written audit reports that are accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, and

timely for the purposes of expressing an opinion on the adequacy of internal controls and

making recommendations for improvements to existing systems or functions. Participates

in the review and evaluation of management responses to audit findings, opinions, and

  • Adhere to current Standards of Service Performance and current compliance standards.
  • Performs related duties as requested.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

 

  • CPA or Certified Internal Auditor designation or extensive banking auditing experience, with a Bachelor’s in Accounting.
  • Proficiency in application of contemporary internal auditing theory, auditing standards,

procedures, and techniques.

  • Understanding of management principles, general business systems, and internal controls.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of human relations and the ability to maintain satisfactory relationships with auditees.
  • Good analytical skills in order to analyze financial and procedural data and to recognize

potential internal control weaknesses in existing systems.

  • Demonstrated organizational abilities.
  • Ability to train staff.

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

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Project Manager

Project Manager

 

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively identifying resources needed for each project
  • Using interpersonal skills to obtain all information required to develop effective project plans
  • Developing and maintaining effective project plans using PMI PERT such that the plan can be used by all project team members as a step by-step guide for successful project design, implementation and control.
  • Providing proactive monitoring of all project tasks for all projects in-progress such that the status of each task is always known at all times team members and management are properly informed at all times
  • Maintaining current and accurate project documentation at all times
  • Providing effective information delivery in the form of reports, dashboards, file extracts, data feeds, etc.
  • Professional and appropriately discreet handling of sensitive information
  • Maintain knowledge of all project team resources availability
  • Performing other related duties as assigned
  • Adhere to current Standards of Service Performance.
  • Adhere to current compliance standards.

Requirements:

  • PMI Certified
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience utilizing PMI, business analysis, and systems analysis techniques
  • Minimum of 3 years leading cross functional project teams to successfully deliver complex projects with minimal management supervision required
  • Strong background in financial services and banking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A background working in IT at a technical level and/or in financial services at a managerial level is desirable but not required

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

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Human Resources Clerk, E/L

Human Resources Clerk / Receptionist

This well-established client is seeking a candidate that would like a career in Human Resources, learning from the ground up.

Responsibilities:

  • Filing for HR Department
  • Front desk reception duties
  • Answer calls and direct to proper party
  • Faxing, copies
  • Filing for HR department
  • Data entry

Requirements:

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure.

Hours: 8:30AM – 5PM

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

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Export Coordinator

Export Routing Coordinator

 

 

Our Client is seeking a candidate who is highly motivated, reliable and who understands and appreciates the importance of a team effort.

 

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of operational experience is required, preferably from an international freight forwarding background. Candidates from a NVOCC export background may also apply.
  • Must be knowledgeable in all aspects of day-to-day ocean export forwarding operations, customer service and documentation, including all governmental, customs, security, carrier and hazardous cargo regulations.
  • Must handle routed shipments provided by overseas offices and agents booking requests for both LCL and FCL.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of U.S. Export Compliance regulations.
  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills and be able to communicate with agents and overseas offices on the status off their shipments.
  • Must be able to liaise with steamship carriers for bookings and updates as well as dray vendors for equipment pickup and delivery.
  • Must export quotes upon request and finalize paperwork to send out to overseas offices and U.S. gateway office.
  • Must be detail orientated and enjoy a fast paced, multi-tasking, customer service minded environment.

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

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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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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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