Bank Controller - Operations
Location: Wichita , Kansas, United States
Reference ID: KS - 222
Bank Controller - Operations
If you are an eight plus year banking (or public accounting) professional with a focus on banking or financial services, MR Dominion may have a great opportunity for you. MR Dominion is an executive search firm that focuses on the $0 to $20B banking vertical placing accounting, finance, audit, risk, credit, and compliance professionals at high performing banks nationwide. This bank client has been growing rapidly and due to that growth is restructuring its accounting and finance department and parsing out iterant duties to various top-flight professionals both internally and externally. This role is for a Bank Controller over Accounting Operations could be a great ground floor opportunity for an up and coming bank professional to get their ticket punched in a Controller position and continue to grow as the bank grows.
The gist of this Bank Controller role is largely operational in nature and will focus on all of the financial/operational accounting activities of the organization. This a holding company level role and you will be responsible for all accounting for the holding company, the bank, and bank subsidiaries. This includes oversight of the general ledger (GL), reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts, oversight of financial reporting and GL controls, as well as the accounts payable department. You will be supervising a team of 6-8 professionals.
To be successful in this role, you must be a team builder, a great communicator, and be comfortable working with leadership not only within accounting and finance, but throughout the bank as well. The efficient, timely and accurate outputs of your department are critical as it will help senior leadership as they continue to ponder future organic and M&A growth throughout the bank and subsidiary lines of business. As the steward of this role, you will be looked on to develop a best-in-class department/team and must maintain current controls at all levels. Although Controller in title, initially it will be very tactical in nature, as you have to dig in, make sure efficiencies are in place and repeatable. Over time, it will certainly become more strategic.
Banking experience is a must, as is a CPA accreditation, and strong GAAP knowledge. You are blessed with a strong boss that is a solid leader and has the important institutional knowledge within the organization to help make you successful. They have high expectations, but they are also not a micro-manager. You will be given the toolkit to be successful as well as given the autonomy to do so. This bank has an evolving culture due to their growth that you will help shape and are looking for the right Operational Controller to join, assimilate, contribute, and weave themselves into the fabric of the organization.
Intrigued? This is a great opportunity. Please inquire today in confidence.