Controller Needed - Expanding Credit Union

  • Traverse City, MI
  • $90,000 - $110,000
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A bit about us:

Expanding credit union looking to add an experienced controller to their accounting department.

Why join us?

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Opportunity for Career Growth
  • Company emphasis on work/life balance

Job Details

1.Assumes responsibility for the planning, development, and implementation of effective accounting strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Assists Senior Management in developing short and long term goals and objectives for the Accounting Department. -
  • Ensures accounting plans, goals, and policies are consistent with established Company-wide goals.
  • Ensures policies are in accordance with evolving regulations, legal requirements, and industry trends.
  • Supervises the development and implementation of financial information and control systems, including general leger, budgeting, cost allocation, and other subsystems.

2. Assumes responsibility for the effective preparation, maintenance, and reporting of internal and external financial records and analyses.
  • Oversees the preparation of daily, monthly, annual, and other periodic financial statements and reports for multiple legal entities as well as the consolidation of results in accordance with GAAP which includes preparing reports and providing direction for accounting staff to assist with preparing assigned schedules. Ensures external document submissions and filings are accurate and timely.
  • Coordinates tax reporting requirements. Works with external accountants to file federal and state tax returns.
  • Prepares and monitors the Accounting Department and Deposit Operations budget and business plan.
  • Coordinates the annual audit. Ensures that accounting records and reports are in compliance with GAAP and government regulations. Cooperates with and assists external auditors as appropriate.
  • Completes reports and analyses of departmental and area operations as requested by Senior Management. Conducts cost analysis, ratio and trend analysis, and other comparative examinations as appropriate.

3. Assumes responsibility for supervising and overseeing daily operations and performing administrative functions for the Accounting and Deposit Operations departments, ensuring optimal performance
  • Ensures effective financial internal controls for the Departments and the Company. Continually evaluates established policies and procedures, and updates or modifies them as necessary. Documents and creates flowcharts to organize Department processes.
  • Coordinates accounting information systems which track specific operational and financial data. Works to implement and update systems including fixed asset management, expense management, cash management, etc.
  • Completes financial analyses of Company cash flow, investment strategies, banking relationships, debt management, etc. Develops and implements improvements as appropriate.
  • Reviews potential merger and acquisition opportunities. Prepares business plans and reports addressing related issues.
  • Ensures accounting functions and duties are accurately and promptly completed. Ensures smooth workflow by establishing effective schedules and balanced distribution of work.
  • Formulates and implements corrective actions as needed.

4. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective communication and coordination with Company personnel, departments, and management.
  • Advises department managers regarding accounting entries, reports, and comparative analyses.
  • Coordinates accounting functions with other departments. Interfaces with the IT Department in the development and implementation of efficient systems consistent with new software applications.
  • Ensures the timely completion of reports, records, and other documentation.
  • Ensures all employees are well informed of accounting policies, procedures, and regulations. Facilitates consistency at all levels of accounting operations.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and committees as appropriate.

5. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective business relations with vendors, outside auditors and regulators, and professional trade groups.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Company and external auditors and regulatory authorities.
  • Represents the Company to various trade professionals and groups.
  • Ensures the Company’s professional reputation is maintained. Ensures appropriate levels of confidentiality regarding Company operations.

6. Effectively supervises Accounting and Deposit Operations personnel, ensuring optimal performance.
  • Oversees hiring and succession planning for the Departments. Assesses staffing requirements and fills open positions with qualified candidates.
  • Provides leadership through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication. Conducts meetings to ensure that personnel are well informed of changes in programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Trains, directs, and coordinates personnel. Ensures that training and development needs are met and provides assistance and support as needed.
  • Conducts performance appraisals as assigned. Provides measurable feedback to accounting staff and suggestions for improved performance. --------Formulates and implements employee corrective actions as needed.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field; CPA preferred.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of financial and accounting practices and procedures.
Understanding of governmental regulations and reporting requirements.
Understanding of related auditing and IT functions.
Broad based knowledge of the entrepreneurial business environment.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Five or more years of high level accounting experience.
Three or more years of supervisory experience.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Excellent leadership and human relations abilities.
Able to organize, coordinate, and direct projects.
Strong oral and written communication abilities.
Solid analytical and technical skills.
Able to use all related hardware and software.

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Traverse City, MI
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$90,000 - $110,000