Bank Controller – Up to $70K – Chicago, IL – 1163

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 in the greater Chicago, IL market. The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting the accounting team in the preparation of timely and accurate closing processes including financial data, earnings releases, and footnote statement disclosures.   The Assistant Controller will also ensure the implementation of accounting rules and best accounting practices throughout the company.

This position offers a competitive salary of up to $100K and full benefits package..

Controller responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the preparation of all SEC documents including financial statements, footnotes, MD&A, earnings release and other filings.
  • Monthly closing activities including journal entries, reconciliations, and technical accounting processes such as post-retirement plans, stock-based compensation, purchase accounting, derivatives, etc. Interface with external and internal auditors for periodic financial reviews.
  • Monitoring, documenting and communicating new accounting standards, interpretations, and emerging guidance to senior management, including current and future impact on the Bank.
  • Administering and enhancing the Bank’s internal control environment regarding business processes, control activities, and self-assessment reporting.
  • Supporting process improvement initiatives and take strategic initiative and focus to drive special projects to completion.
  • Supervising and / or lending expertise to accounting staff and promote a team environment within the department and among cross-functional business lines.

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 Accounting.
  • CPA preferred, but not required.
  • Five or more years of bank accounting experience combined with two or more years of supervisory experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of federal and state banking laws and regulations.
  • Financial control and general ledger experience.
  • 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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