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Controller (Banking/Financial Institution)

Staten Island, NY 10308 US

Posted: 11/16/18 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Assistant Controller, Controller/Comptroller, Financial Controller Job Number: 12432
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Our client is currently looking for a Controller. The Controller reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is responsible for numerous functions in the Finance department including, but not limited to, review of the financial statements, regulatory reports, accrual entries and payroll processing. The Controller supervises the Finance department staff and serves as a primary backup to their responsibilities as well as maintaining the accounting system that properly reflects the financial position of the Bank.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for all monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting, financial analysis, cash management and budgeting
  • Responsible for accounting control environment of the organization
  • Monitors implementation and follow through of departmental audit activities; responds to external audit inquiries
  • Responsible for preparation of annual budgets and analysis of budget variances
  • Ensures that the financial institutions accounting procedures are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Review Regulatory Reports (Call Report, FR-Y9C, FR-Y9LP, FR-Y9ES, FR-Y8)
  • Review monthly accrual entries
  • Review investment portfolio and monthly ASC 320 (FAS 115) adjustments
  • Review and approve activity in fixed asset, prepaid, accounts payable, accounts receivable and accrued expense accounts
  • Review payroll processing functions including: maintenance of ADP system, submission of payroll and tracking of employee hours/time off
  • Supervise employee(s) of the Finance Department
  • Conducts finance regulatory exam coordination and meets with regulators on all finance and accounting issues
  • Responsible for Liquidity Contingency Plan and disaster recovery for the accounting area
  • Responsible for the accounting of foreclosure transactions
  • Review various account reconcilements including fixed assets, accrued expenses, accounts payable, accounts receivable and prepaid
  • Serve as a backup to the functions of the Finance Department staff

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field (MBA preferred)
  • Professional accounting designation (CA, CMA or CPA) preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience in accounting or finance field
  • Excellent knowledge of financial institutions policies and procedures.
  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and various other PC based software programs
  • 5+ years’ experience as a manager in a financial institution
  • Exceptional communication, organizational, inter-personal and time-management skills
  • Results-oriented strategic thinker

Working Environment

Duties are performed in an office environment, but may require traveling to different branches/ locations for meetings and/or seminars as needed. Bank officers routinely use standard office equipment which includes, but is not limited to, computers, keyboards, keypads, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

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Gregory Eidlen

Chat live with me @ Gregory Eidlen is our Manager of Operations. He is responsible for all operational issues related to temporary staffing, databases, customer service, contracts, and social media. Holding a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Touro University Worldwide, Gregory heads our consulting division offering first-hand experience coaching and monitoring business employees. In addition, Gregory also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The College of Staten Island/City University of New York. Gregory is recognized as a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary Staffing-Specialist (CTS) by the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). The American Staffing Association (ASA) recognizes Gregory as a Technical Services Certified (TSC) as well as a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP). Gregory has over four years of customer service and managerial skills with a major retail chain. If you would like to chat with me please go to:
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