Vice President/Controller – To $120K – Chicago, IL – Job # 2520

Who We Are

The Symicor Group is a boutique talent acquisition firm based in Lincolnshire, IL & San Antonio, TX. Our nationally unique value proposition centers around providing the very best available banking and accounting talent. In fact, most of our recruiters are former bankers or accountants themselves!

We know how to evaluate the very best banking and accounting talent available in the market. Whether you are a candidate seeking a new opportunity or a bank or company 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 Vice President/Controller role to be based in the Chicago, IL market. The selected candidate will be responsible for general accounting and finance functions including financial reporting and analysis, regulatory reporting, general ledger integrity and control, reconciliations, accounts payable, and preparation of other reports, schedules, and analysis as needed.

The position includes a generous salary of up to $120K and an excellent benefits package.

Vice President/Controller responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating month-end closing process, including assistance with income, liquidity, and capital projections.
  • Management of the accounts payable process.
  • Asset/liability and liquidity reporting and analysis.
  • Assisting in the completion of the annual budget.
  • Preparing or reviewing regulatory reports including quarterly Call Reports and weekly FR2900.
  • Preparing annual financial statements and coordination of the annual financial statement audit with external auditors.
  • Financial report preparation and analysis, including monthly Board of Director package.
  • Preparing and analyzing other supporting schedules used for board reporting, regulatory and income tax reporting, and internal and external audits.
  • Preparing supporting schedules and input or approval of general ledger entries
  • General ledger and bank account reconciliations, including reporting of and communicating ultimate resolution of aged reconciling items.
  • Continual review and implementation of process improvement across the department.
  • Ensuring a strong internal control environment and integrity of general ledger and communicating key controls to risk management for FDICIA.
  • Preparing Business Analytics reports for financial reporting and analysis.
  • Coordinating daily cash position reporting and executing operational movements as needed.
  • Assisting in ensuring ALCO assumptions are current and supported.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience.
  • Three or more years of bank experience in the accounting or finance department required.
  • Three or more years of public accounting experience highly desired.
  • Certified Public Accountant or MBA strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of, and FDICIA experience, a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAP).
  • Strong computer application skills with Fiserv experience a plus.
  • Plansmith experience a plus.
  • Microsoft proficiency, especially Excel and Word.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.

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