The Accounting Officer's responsibilities include overall management of the bank's accounting functions; preparation of internal and external reports; assure accuracy of general ledger and sub-accounts; and supports the bank's development and continued review of its internal controls framework. This position will manage accounting staff and be responsible that all accounting functions are completed accurately, timely, and professionally.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Accounting Functions: 60%
Responsible for assuring periodic accounting functions are completed. May include month-end close, accruals, general ledger entries, and accounts payable.
Responsible for maintaining and implementing effective internal controls over financial reporting. Partner with various departments to aid in the assessment of internal controls.
Oversee balancing of various general ledger/internal bank accounts and reconciling discrepancies.
Assure completion of internal and external reports. May include, but not limited to, the call report, board reports, year-end reports, and annual audits.
Manages accounting staff responsible for daily and monthly functions. May include accounts payable, accruals, fixed assets, balancing general ledger and subaccounts.
Stays abreast on accounting regulations and standards.
Assists in the budget review process.
Supports the bank's CFO with ad-hoc reporting and various financial analysis.
Partners with the board audit committee, management, and internal audit to design an effective internal audit schedule.
As part of the overall team of bank employees, this position may be requested to assist in the support of other bank activities.
Participate in various bank committees and civic organizations.
Perform all other duties as assigned
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to learn and use the Bank's PC hardware and software; in addition to being proficient in Microsoft Office products, including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, and Outlook
Contribute to a work environment that fosters pride in being part of a winning team and promotes personal growth
Ability to perform basic math; compute rate, ratio and percent; draw and interpret bar graphs
Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence and memos. Effectively present information in a one-on-one and small group situation to customers and other employees. Interpret documents such as procedure manuals, work instructions, software manuals.
Demonstrate strong oral/communication, organization, attention to detail and problem solving skills
Ability to work in a team environment and take direction from management and supervisors
Responsible for knowing and following Bank Security Act (BSA) and Customer Identification Program (CIP) regulations, policies and procedures
Must have flexibility to deal with changing work hours and locations as needed
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree required or equivalent work experience
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in similar job duties
CPA Designation Required
Bank audit and/or community banking experience required
FDICIA experience required
Fiserv's Precision Bank Platform experience preferred
About Central Bank
Make It Happen. That’s the nature of being a part of Central Bank. Our small-town roots and dedication to the communities we serve push us to help our customers and communities to accomplish great things. We’re family-owned and decisions are made locally, not in a distant skyscraper. Whether it’s a mortgage, a small-business loan, operating funds for an ag operation or a new checking account, our people go above and beyond to make Central Bank work for you and the community we all live in.