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Controller

 
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Location(s):  Corporate Headquarters - Fair Lawn, NJ
 
Description:  The Controller establishes and maintains systems and controls which verify the reliability of all systems, processes and data. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the accounting and bookkeeping operations for the Bank; files Call, FRY9-C and other FRB reports; manages the tax practices of the Bank; implements accounting policies and procedures and departmental standards.
 
Job Requirements:
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related discipline;
  • CPA designation is preferred;
  • Minimum 10 years accounting experience in an accounting or financial management role;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in banking or financial institution;
  • A strong work ethic with a high standard of attention to detail and quality. Comfortable with working in a demanding and intellectually high-powered environment;
  • Solid understanding of bank products and services and underlying operational accounting controls;
  • Experienced in working with Core Banking and General Ledger systems and other application tools (Excel); Preferred knowledge of Fiservcore banking and General Ledger platform;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent organization/project management abilities with time management and strong team orientation skills;
  • Strong communication skills - the ability to present ideas and strategy with conviction;
  • Significant team building and staff management experience with proven success in developing strong relationships with, and the respect of, other functional executives;
  • Highly motivated, self-starter type professional;
  • Ability to work successfully in a deadline driven, high pressure, fast-pace, ever changing team environment.
 
Job Description:
 
  • Directly supervises accounting personnel ensuring that all assigned work is completed accurately and within established time frames.Exercises the usual authority of a manager including staffing needs, performance evaluations, salary recommendations, training, and scheduling.
  • Manages the monthly and quarterly financial close process.Ensures the accuracy of consolidated financial statements by monitoring the flow of inter-company transactions and elimination of inter-company profit and certain inter-company transactions.Responsible for managing the overall financial integrity and reconciliation of the Banks inter-company accounts. Evaluates accounting entries for validity, accuracy and propriety.Constructs accounting entries for complex financial transactions.Ensures the accuracy of the accounting records of all subsidiary companies, joint ventures, and the REIT.Assists the Chief Accounting Officer in managing the REIT assets and performs all REIT qualification tests.
  • Maintains the integrity of the Bank’s General Ledger and its integration with the Bank’s core data processing system.Oversees all General Ledger supporting documentation to ensure the accuracy of all financial data.Works with outside vendors to update and maintain the Accounting Department’s system applications.
  • Manages outsourced tax accounting provider.Assembles all necessary supporting data and prepares reports used by the tax provider for the complete and accurate preparation of the Federal and State corporate income tax returns.Reviews 941, 945, Sales and Use Tax, and information returns.Works with the IRS and State during audits of taxes.
  • File Call Report, FRY9-C and other regulatory reports timely and accurately.
  • Develops procedures to ensure proper controls are maintained over Bank funds.Monitors all disbursements of funds for validity and adherence to Bank policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements accounting policies and procedures for the bank.Aids in the interpretation of FASB pronouncements as well as statutory and regulatory issues.Develops and maintains policy and procedures manual for the Accounting Department.
  • Administers control over Bank expenses.Recommends expense guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. (i.e., interact with and provide support to internal and external auditors; manage and deliver key strategic initiatives).
 
To Apply:  Please click the "Apply Online" button above and submit your application.
 
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