Looking to be involved in M&A work? Baker Tilly Executive Search is proud to represent our $800 million financial services client whose consumer loan, mission-oriented organization is growing fast. This means that the successful candidate’s career path will be streamlined and opportunities will be presented that often aren’t available in large financial institutions. Our client is seeking a hands-on, growth-oriented leader who can oversee the improvement and development of controls and efficiencies across 30+ locations, streamline procedures, and provide due diligence and lead integration efforts for successful acquisitions. CPA is preferred but not required. Previous experience with M&A is preferred but this could be an opportunity for the right candidate to gain that experience under the mentorship of an experienced CFO. This position will office in the company’s headquarters in La Crosse, Wisconsin. To apply please send your resume to email@example.com.
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee the accounting department and all accounting department staff. Manage the accurate and timely accounting and financial reporting process for internal and external users, using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) compliant with appropriate NCUA regulations. Maintain an effective and robust financial internal control system and support organizational and strategic goals. The Controller will lead the day-to-day accounting operations and oversee the accounting department ensuring efficient, accurate, and compliant financial accounting and reporting.
· Accurately measure, record, and report the financial performance of the credit union. Ensure the credit union’s financial activities follow sound financial principles in accordance with GAAP and comply with all appropriate credit union and government body regulations. Provide organizational guidance on developing and evolving changes to GAAP.
· Measure and report, by use of cost accounting principles, the financial performance of branches and departments within the organization.
· Ensure ongoing accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, reporting and reconciliation activity is efficiently and effectively carried out by the department.
· Complete call report and other regulatory reporting on a timely and accurate basis.
· Oversee the hiring, direction, mentoring, motivation, and evaluation of all accounting department staff.
· Participate in due diligence and integration for merger and acquisition targets and transactions.
· Provide appropriate accounting for merger and acquisition activity.
· Help implement and manage regular audit processes to ensure quality and accuracy.
· Oversee and support annual external financial statement audit.
C.P.A. - Certified Public Accountant strongly preferred
Strong understanding of corporate accounting issues and management experience within the banking/financial services/credit union industry is required.
Previous experience in audit with a Big Four or regional CPA firm for the financial institution industry is desirable.
Five or more years of leadership experience managing the work of an accounting department is required.
Proven success in producing effective deliverables through the work of others.
Experience implementing policies/procedures to improve efficiency.
Expertise in training and developing other accounting staff.
Analytical, detail oriented, organized.
Self-motivated and driven to succeed.
Focused on deliverables through strong processes and not just work activity.
Ability to lead other, including staff motivation and team building.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to delegate, focus, and direct individual work activity as needed.
Knowledge of Prologue, and/or Jack Henry/Symitar is strongly preferred but not a specific requirement. Experience with Windows Office including Word and Excel, and computer applications is required.
Above average computer skills required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: A full range of employee benefits will be offered to the successful candidate. Industry standard relocation expenses are reimbursable and will be tailored to the successful candidate’s needs.
About Baker Tilly Executive Search
Looking for an accounting or finance opportunity? From project work to permanent placement, our consultants can help you navigate the job market, offering marketplace insights and access to unique opportunities. Baker Tilly Search & Staffing offers candidates the following career solutions: • FLEXIBLE OPPORTUNITIES: If you are a senior level accounting, finance, or business systems professional seeking consulting, project, or interim work, our Flexible Opportunities are designed for you. Opportunities typically include: senior accountant, accounting manager, business systems analyst, controller, chief financial officer, financial reporting manager, process improvement manager, and many more. • TEMPORARY SOLUTIONS: Through our Temporary Solutions team, we offer skilled accounting and finance candidates temporary opportunities. We frequently have the following jobs available: accounts payable/receivable clerk, auditor, bookkeeper, tax preparer, and numerous additional opportunities. Often, these roles lead to permanent positions. • PERMANENT PLACEMENT: Currently working, but considering a new role? Our recruiters assist accounting and finance candidates—from bookkeeper to CFO—in ...finding their ideal jobs. Positions typically include: bookkeeping, staff/senior accountant, audit manager, controller, chief financial officer, financial analyst, accounting operations, and many more. We are committed to providing you with the exceptional service you deserve. Putting your interests first, we strive to become your trusted career advisor—giving candid advice and keeping you informed during the search process and beyond. As evidence of our unwavering dedication to candidate satisfaction, Inavero, Inc. recognized Baker Tilly Search & Staffing as a 2016 Best of Staffing® Talent Satisfaction Award winner. Fewer than 2 percent of all North American staffing agencies received this recognition. Contact us today and let us help you achieve your goals.
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