Assistant Controller – 1451258


WFH Flexible • Sacramento, CA (Hybrid) • Accounting

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The Assistant Controller plays a critical role supporting the Controller and Chief Financial Officer. This individual will contribute to or manage various accounting related functions including monthly reporting and account reconciliations, preparing financial statements, accounting analysis, financial data analysis, budgeting, accounts payable, fixed assets, and assisting with financial audits. May perform managerial duties in the absence of the Controller and is expected to provide leadership, training, and guidance to less experienced employees.


Essential Functions

  • Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure of the Bank.
  • Assists the CFO and Controller with directing the Bank’s accounting functions to include establishing and maintaining its accounting principles and practices.
  • Reviews detailed monthly expenditure reports for each department, prepares adjusting entries via the general ledger, and audits reports for coding errors and duplicate payments.
  • Monitors accounts payable to ensure that invoices have been accurately posted.
  • Conducts a variance analysis of actual vs. budget of financial statements.
  • Updates the CFO and Controller of the preliminary monthly results, provides potential adjustments, and finalizes results.
  • Assists in income tax accounting matters.
  • Monitors system controls for ensuring data integrity and confidentiality at all times.
  • Serves as a liaison to functional leadership across the organization, assisting them with accounting related service issues.
  • Interprets financial transactions and events for users who must make economic or business decisions.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, partnering with Risk Management, Compliance, and Audit teams.
  • Coordinates activities in the preparation of periodic audits by internal and external entities.
  • Ensures that record systems and procedures are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and regulatory requirements.
  • Other tasks and projects as requested and supervised by the CFO or Controller. Assists the Controller in preparing annual budget projections based on input from executives.
  • Assists the Controller in managing the Bank’s facilities.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy, shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, promotes working environment free of harassment of any type, and builds a diverse workforce and supports affirmative action.
  • Assures compliance with all Bank policies, procedures and processes, and all applicable state and federal banking laws, rules and regulations, and adheres to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) responsibilities that are specific to the position.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, or relevant discipline. 
  • Minimum of three to five years of public accounting experience, or equivalent is required.
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurance required
  • Previous accounting experience in the banking industry is preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or current pursuant of CPA license is preferred.
  • Comprehensive understanding of GAAP.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional multi-tasking and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize accordingly while meeting deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong data processing experience and skills; including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex or ambiguous situations.
  • Shows initiative and demonstrates a willingness to take ownership and drives improvements independently.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills; detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and municipal laws and statutes as they apply to financial reporting.
  • Ability to work and complete tasks with little supervision and/or in collaboration with other team members.

Bank does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Salary Description

$95,000 to $125,000 per year

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