Controller

Location: Topeka, KS
Date Posted: 08-09-2018
Company: Kaw Valley Bank
Position: Controller
Job Classification: Exempt, Full-Time
Reporting Relationship: Chief Executive Officer
 
Primary Accountabilities:
The Controller oversees functions in accounting within Kaw Valley Bank (“Bank”) and performs the following duties personally or through tasks delegated to employees.

Major Duties:
  • Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers by accurately and courteously addressing customer questions and processing customer requests. Receives and handles complaints on procedures from customers and difficult customer complaints and issues that subordinate employees do not handle.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include providing thorough training for employees; planning, assigning, and reviewing work; issuing oral instructions; addressing complaints and resolves problems; coaching employees.
  • Performs accounting function of the bank, including general ledger, accounts payable, prepaid expenses, accruals, account reconciliation, and bond accounting.
  • Enters general ledger entries.
  • Distributes investment income to various accounts, according to budgeted percentages, to compile investment journals.
  • Reviews statements of transactions such as purchases and sales of securities, compares items with records to verify accuracy.
  • Prepares month-end financial statements and graphs for management and the Board of Directors; researches and explains any unusual items or discrepancies.
  • Collects and analyzes financial data and projected expenditures; assists in preparation of annual budget.
  • Assists in preparation and transmission various reports, including, IRR, Call Report, FR2900 as needed, and FHLB QCD reports
  • Assists in year-end financial statements and related work papers; works with accountant to ensure timely preparation of financial statements for the stockholders meeting.
  • Represents the bank in the local community through active participation in community organizations.
  • Follows regulatory requirements by protecting information for privacy and confidentiality; displaying discretion in discussing customer information; obtaining proper information and paperwork to complete transactions; following bank policies and regulations. Ensures all employees follow bank policies and regulations.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.
 
Required Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate’s Degree in a business-related discipline with three (3) years of experience in a financial institution, or an equivalent in related experience.
  • High level of knowledge of all commercial lending, banking concepts, and applicable regulations.
  • High level of computer skills with advanced knowledge of various computer programs.
  • Advanced written, oral, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally through both verbal and written skills with customers in English.
  • Ability to organize, multi-task, plan and set priorities to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and to make reliable and prompt decisions using available information.
  • Ability to effectively work with both internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, maintain a professional appearance and attitude and follow policies and procedures.
  • Must project a friendly, courteous, patient and professional image at all times, even under adverse conditions.
  • Demonstrate poise, tact and diplomacy with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations.
 
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Work normally requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate computer keyboard at a moderate skill level.
  • Ability to read computer screens and email, mail and talk on the phone.
  • Ability to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
 
Work Environment:
  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting.
  • Interaction with external and internal customers, including disgruntled customers.
  • Outside travel is required when visiting clients’ operations or places of business.
  • Potential exposure to dangerous criminal activity.
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