Bank Controller – Canton, OH – 1016

Who We Are

Bankers Recruiting Bankers – The Symicor Group is a boutique bank-only talent acquisition firm based in Chicago.  Our nationally unique value proposition centers around providing the very best available banking talent to our valued clients…from a banker’s perspective.  In fact, most of our recruiters are former bankers themselves! We know banking and how to evaluate the very best banking talent available in the market.  Whether you are a bank candidate seeking a new opportunity or a bank president trying to fill an essential position, The Symicor Group stands ready to deliver premium results for you.

The Position

Our bank client is seeking to fill a Controller role to be based within 1 hour of Canton, OH. The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Accounting operations of the Bank which includes accurate reporting and record keeping, creating controls and budgets to mitigate risk, and ensuring compliant results.

This position offers a competitive salary, full benefits package and may be bonus eligible.

Controller responsibilities include:

  • Producing periodic financial reports; as required for daily, monthly and annual monitoring.
  • Maintaining an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk which enhances the accuracy of the Bank’s reported financial results.
  • Ensuring that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.
  • FIS System Management to include Deposit and Loan Bank Control, CIS, General Ledger Maintenance, Interface Maintenance, Product and Plan Control in Exceptions Desktop including consulting with various departments regarding a variety of available data, determine and implement effective solutions and usage of the data base to achieve desired results.
  • Coordinating product development and implementation with appropriate department heads.
  • Working with Department Managers to create procedures to ensure effective and efficient system usage and maintenance.  Monitoring on-going procedural compliance with managers and staff.
  • Conducting project management functions as related to Finance Operations and other projects as assigned and directed by the CFO, Compliance Officer and the President.
  • Developing and Implementing training curricula, materials, and programs.  Working with Managers to disseminate training material through necessary departments.
  • Supervising Finance Operations department staff; ensures a competent, motivated staff through hiring, training, counseling, supervising and reviewing performance of employees.
  • Overseeing daily general ledger balancing and reconcilements.
  • Overseeing completion of routine regulatory reporting including, but not limited to, FR2900, Backup Withholding Submission, Sales and Use Tax reporting, IOLTA reporting and Unclaimed Property submission.
  • Providing back up support for Call Reporting and Financial Reporting to the Board of Directors.
  • Providing support to Compliance Officer for assistance in completing audits, identifying training needs, and other projects as needed.
  • Maintaining overall Matrix: certain account reconciliation completion, overall review and reporting to the Board of Directors to help ensure financial integrity of the Banks books.
  • Providing back up support for monthly reconcilements prepared by the Operations staff.
  • Playing a pivotal role in the completion of annual FDIC and other agency audits.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Bank’s established guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintaining knowledge of Bank products and services and refers customers and prospects to appropriate areas of the Bank.
  • Demonstrating professional conduct at all times and interacts in a positive manner with managers, coworkers, customers, and the community.
  • Participating in ongoing professional development and training programs to further advance skills.

Who Are You?

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for an opportunity where you can pursue your interests and your passion. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but merely the starting point for your future.

You also bring the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S. from a four-year college or university) in business finance or accounting or related field or 5-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five or more years’ management experience with a proven record of developing staff and coaching in a team environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of federal and state banking laws and regulations.
  • Financial control and general ledger experience.
  • Prior banking experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications.
  • The ability to produce work that is thorough and error-free.
  • The ability to be open to different and new ways of doing things; a willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.
  • The ability to make decisions, exhibit sound and accurate judgment and make timely decisions.
  • The ability to inspire and motivate others to perform well and to accept feedback from others.
  • The ability to manage and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner by skillfully gathering and analyzing information, facts, data, etc.
  • Willing to be held accountable for highly critical decisions and situations.

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