The Controller ensures the integrity and completeness of the accounting for CSBS. This includes supervising accounting staff responsible for day-to-day transactions, ensuring an accurate month-end and annual close, and maintaining proper accounting standards are effectively applied.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
Supervise and deliver timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and year-end closes including:
Directing the activities of the accounting staff
Reviewing all journal entries and basis for accruals
Ensure proper recording of all financial transactions
Managing all aspects of the general ledger
Preparing consolidated financial statements
Conduct periodic reviews of accounting internal controls and recommends improvements
Remain current on all changes in U.S. GAAP and non-profit accounting and recommend changes in policies when appropriate
Monitor the accounting team’s workload to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy
Provide guidance to allow staff to handle non-routine/complex transactions
Maintain directory of department SOPs and ensure periodic updates are made
Oversee the audit readiness process by scheduling PBC work papers and reconciliations
Serve as primary liaison with the external audit staff on audit inquires to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit
Provide training and goal setting to new and existing staff
Deliver reliable and timely financial information to the FP&A team
Provide ad-hoc report support as needed to assist the CFO and FP&A
To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed and meet the amount of education, training and/or work experience required.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting
10 – 12 years of progressive experience in an accounting firm or in non-profit accounting environment
Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and not-for-profit accounting
Knowledge of accounting policies/procedures
Excellent analytical skills as well as outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on advanced Excel functions
Previous experience implementing a new accounting system
Customer service experience with clients, customers and members to satisfy their expectations
Committed to quality service
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong supervisory skills
Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) preferred
Experience developing financial reports
About Conference of State Bank Supervisors
About the Conference of State Bank Supervisors:
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) is the nationwide organization of banking regulators from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
State regulators supervise approximately 5,400 state-chartered financial institutions with more than $4.2 trillion in combined assets. Further, most state banking departments oversee mortgage providers and many other financial services providers, such as money services businesses (MSBs), payday lenders, check cashers, and finance companies. State regulators oversee 17,121 mortgage companies, 116,991 individual mortgage loan originators (MLOs), and more than 105,000 additional non-depository financial services providers across the nation.
The vision of CSBS is to be the recognized leader in advancing the quality and effectiveness of regulation and supervision of state banking and financial services. The mission of CSBS is to support the leadership role of state banking supervisors in advancing the state banking system and state financial regulation, benefiting the public by ensuring safety and soundness, promoting economic growth and c...onsumer protection, and fostering innovative state regulation and supervision of the financial services industry.
CSBS works to:
- Optimize the authority of individual states to determine the activities of their supervised financial entities;
- Enhance the professionalism of state regulatory agencies and their personnel;
- Represent the interests of the system of state financial supervision to federal and state legislative bodies and regulatory agencies; and
- Ensure that all banks continue to have the choice and flexibility of the state charter in the new era of financial modernization.
Background and History:
CSBS is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was organized in 1902 as the National Association of Supervisors of State Banks. In 1971, the name of the organization was changed to the Conference of State Bank Supervisors to better reflect the ongoing nature of CSBS activities. For more than 100 years, CSBS has been uniquely positioned as the only national organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the nation’s dual-banking system.