First Bank
  • 14-Feb-2018 to 15-Apr-2018 (EST)
  • Accounting & Finance - Corp
  • Southern Pines, NC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance. 401k Plan with generous Employer Match, Short and Long-term Disability Insurance. Employer provided Life and Accidental Health and Dismemberment Insurance, Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance coverage, Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts,Paid Vacation, Paid Time Off, Family-oriented culture that values work/life balance.


The position of Controller is responsible for managing his or her department along with other areas of responsibility; establishes and maintains the Bank's fiscal record keeping system by utilizing generally accepted accounting principles; adheres to tax laws and regulatory compliance to properly reflect the financial position of the Bank; ensures department activities run smoothly and efficiently; provides leadership, training and supervision within the department and ensures compliance with Bank policies and procedures. The position of Controller assists in attaining established Bank and department goals. Performs supervisory duties of department staff, coordinates staff for coverage in all related areas of the department. May perform managerial duties in the absence of the Chief Financial Officer and is expected to provide leadership, training and guidance to less experienced staff members. Prepares all regulatory reports on quarterly and annual basis and assists CFO in preparation of SEC reporting. The position of controller manages all insurance coverage's for the bank as well as managing fixed asset accounting.


  • Provides supervision and support to all areas of the department and other areas of responsibility where service or assistance is needed; oversees activities of department personnel; opens and closes the department.
  • Supervises the following accounting functions, including but not limited to:
    • General Ledger
    • Accounts Payable/Receivable
    • Development and implementation of systems and procedures to maintain proper financial records.
  • Assures audit compliance and procedure quality control are maintained for the department and Bank; reviews, recommends and initiates corrective actions; and ensures department is in compliance with established Bank policies, procedures and state and federal regulations.
  • Responds to inquiries or refers inquiries to the appropriate department or person, and exhibiting the necessary follow through with customers and/or staff involved.
  • Contributes to the overall profitability of the department and Bank; implements costs controls and monitors expenses to ensure compliance with budget.
  • Consistently applies superior decision making techniques pertaining to inquiries, approvals, requests as they apply to existing policies and procedures, keeping within assigned approval limits and using these instances as learning tools for employee development.
  • Assists other branch and department offices is resolving accounting inquiries and providing staff support; participates in various internal committees assigned by senior management.
  • Ensures accurate completion of related financial reports initiated by the Bank's data processor along with internal reports.
  • Plays an important role in the development and growth of department staff through excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with strong delegation skills assuring a highly cross-trained staff.
  • Performs personnel actions including performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, and interviewing candidates for employment.
  • Develops, tests and implements policies and procedures (manual and computerized) pertaining to the maintenance of accurate accounting records and report preparation.
  • Gathers and calculates data associated with the preparation of various routine and special financial statements and reports; reviews documentation for accuracy and completeness; highlights critical areas of the documentation for management's review; and presents and explains reports and documentation to senior management.
  • Gathers and calculates financial information; responsible for the preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly and annual tax reports to the federal and state government; and ensures reporting is made in compliance with tax laws and regulations.
  • Reviews and approves the sale of Federal funds in accordance with Bank policies and practice.
  • Prepares annual budget projections based on input from executives; reviews expenditures to ensure compliance with budgets; and notifies appropriate executive(s) in the event expenditures exceed budgets.
  • Reviews and approves invoices and checks prior to signature to ensure security of Bank funds.
  • Participates with senior management in developing other policies and forms.
  • Operates computer terminal or personal computer to process account activity, determine balances, and resolve problems within given authority.
  • Maintains advanced knowledge and awareness of financial industry status and trends.
  • Completes annual compliance courses.


  • Adheres specifically to all corporate policies and procedures.  Also adheres to Federal and State regulations and laws including the Bank Secrecy Act.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as directed.


Knowledge & Experience: These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this position. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the position in a satisfactory manner. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Educational experience, through in-house training sessions, formal school or financial industry related curriculum, should be business, accounting or financial industry related.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Bank operations, products and services; related state and federal laws and regulations, and other Bank operational policies and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Intermediate skills in computer terminal and personal computer operation; mainframe computer system; word processing, spreadsheet and specialty software programs.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions and instruct personnel.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: Vision, hearing and speech are required. Individuals must have the ability to work with detailed information in a concentrated manner.  

The environment for this position is an open office that is mostly clean and comfortable. It may include some minor annoyances such as noise, odors, drafts, etc. The incumbent is in a non-confined office-type setting in which he or she is free to move about at will. 

The incumbent in the course of performing this position spends time writing, typing, speaking, listening, lifting (up to approximately 25 pounds), carrying, seeing (such as close, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and adjusted focus), sitting, pulling, walking, standing, squatting, kneeling and reaching. 

The incumbent for this position may operate any or all of the following: telephone, copy and fax machines, adding machine (calculator), typewriter, computer terminal, personal computer and related printers. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    

Mental Requirements: Vision, hearing, and speech are required. Individuals must have the ability to work with detailed information in a concentrated manner. The ability to utilize the computer and/or calculator is necessary. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license is preferred. 

The incumbent in this position must be able to accommodate to reading documents or instruments, detailed work, problem solving, customer contact, reasoning, math, language, presentations, verbal and written communication, analytical reasoning, stress, training, multiple concurrent tasks, and constant interruptions.

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