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Controller

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
AA/EEO/Veteran/Disabled employer

Position:
Controller
Number of openings:
1
Department:
Corporate Accounting
Date opened:
3/24/2015
Requisition:
2429
Location:
Lakewood, WA
Hours:
40 hours week
Compensation:
Salary / Exempt
Benefits:
Medical-Dental, Vacation-Holiday, 401K
Reports To:
Manager
Sensitive Area Department:
No
Required Consumer Reports for all applicants:
(X) Criminal (X) Drug Screen

POSITION SUMMARY
Provide leadership within the Corporate Accounting Department to ensure accurate, timely financial reporting and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") and regulatory accounting requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Review accounting procedures and systems and recommend appropriate changes. Implement and coordinate changes with other affected departments; monitor practices for compliance with approved procedures.
Support business/department managers regarding the accounting implications associated with financial analyses and decision-making activities.
Actively participate in M&A activities including performing due diligence, system conversions, and other tasks that might lead to the successful completion of an acquisition.
Work collaboratively with business partners to foster cooperation that will enhance profitability and customer service.
Oversee and/or assist, as applicable, with examinations/audits conducted by regulatory agencies.
Hire, supervise, evaluate, mentor and develop Corporate Accounting staff.
Maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting.
Contribute to the overall safety and soundness of the Bank.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
B.A. or B.S. in Business Administration required, preferably within accounting or finance discipline.
Active CPA license required.
Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible accounting and supervisory experience within the financial services industry.
Thorough knowledge of bank operations, regulatory requirements, GAAP, internal controls and experience in consolidated financial reporting; strong background in all areas of accounting, including general ledger and monthly financial close.
Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to envision, articulate and manage change and the ability and desire to work with persons of diverse perspectives.
Ability to accept and facilitate change, whether indicated by corporate needs, market or regulatory requirements.
Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently, and with people of diverse backgrounds.

OUR CORE BEHAVIORS
Be Genuine. Conduct yourself in a consistent, honest and compassionate manner at all times.
Work Ethic. Be willing to go the extra mile for the customer, whether internal or external.
Influence. Be an active player in participating, building and contributing to service.
Continuous Learning. Commit to gaining knowledge, skills and experience on an ongoing basis in order to better serve the customer, increase personal satisfaction and improve Columbia Bank.
Team Play. We win together. Individuality is encouraged to advance and enrich the work of the team.
Problem Solving. Bring creative, problem-solving mentality to every situation. See alternatives, take initiative and assume responsibility for your actions.
Communication. Keep others informed and up-to-date. Actively listen and learn from each other.


PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to sit at a computer monitor for extended periods of time
Ability to perform repetitive finger, hand, and arm movements
Ability to lift up to 15lbs.
Ability to effectively discern information and formulate appropriate action
Ability to reach, squat, bend, and manually manipulate standard office equipment
Ability to drive to various locations
Ability to think critically and provide appropriate solutions
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT:
www.columbiabank.com



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