Purpose: Responsible for a wide variety of daily accounting and operational functions within the Finance department. Accountable for maintaining the Company’s general ledgers and assisting with preparation of internal reports.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Preparation of Various General Ledger Journal Entries and Reconciliations: Calculate and record entries for various general ledger accounts for West Bank and prepare daily and monthly general ledger reconciliations on a timely basis, as assigned. Responsible for recording all holding company general ledger entries, including consolidating entries, and preparing reconciliations for the Company. (40%)
Preparation of West Bank and West Bancorporation, Inc. Internal Management Reports: Responsibilities includes accurate and timely preparation of daily and monthly internal management reports that assist management in the analysis of financial results. (25%)
Assist with Daily Funds Management: Assist with the Bank’s daily funds management process. This includes borrowing and repaying daily fed funds and sending cash collateral or requesting return of cash collateral to/from derivative counterparties and preparing related journal entries. (10%)
Provide Back Up for Other Finance Department Team Members: Responsible for backing up the recording of other general ledger entries as needed and backing up the daily responsibilities of the other Accountant positions within the department. Will also back up the accounts payable function within the department. Assist with gathering data requested by internal and external auditors. (10%)
Accounting Projects: Assist the Finance department with implementing upcoming accounting guidance and aid the Controller with team projects to improve efficiency within the Company. (10%)
Build Strong Communities: Participate in community events, including spending at least 4 hours annually staffing an event (art festivals, community celebrations, etc.), representing West Bank at a luncheon or reception as requested, or participating in a community festival (parade, etc.) or bank-sponsored outreach event. (5%)
BS/BA in Accounting. Strong accounting skills. Accounting experience preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Previous banking experience a plus. Detail oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.
West Bank is a community bank with its headquarters and Main Bank located in West Des Moines, Iowa. West Bank has eight locations in the Des Moines metro area as well as locations in Coralville, Iowa, and Minnesota.