Leader Bank - Arlington, MA

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Leader Bank is a nationally chartered bank located in Arlington, MA with over $500 million in assets. We are currently seeking to add a Controller to our team. The bank’s footprint is in the greater Boston area, with several retail branches and a strong presence in lending. Leader Bank is consistently growing and expanding both the footprint and the business lines. The Controller candidate will be responsible the day to day oversight of the accounting department, as well as numerous other accounting department functions.
The Controller should be an entrepreneurial and open-minded individual with a desire to contribute to a fast-paced, growing company. The candidate will report directly to the CFO of the bank and be responsible for the day to day activities of the accounting department. The position is responsible for the following:

  • Manage day to day activities of the accounting department, including accounts payable, wire transfers, data entry reconciliations and other normal activities
  • Supervise and coordinate the Cost Accounting of the bank’s operations
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for senior management, department management, the ALCO committee and the Board of Directors
  • Compile data for interest rate risk simulations
  • Assist with preparing the annual and 3-year budget; measuring monthly actual performance against the budget
  • Evaluate on an ongoing basis the economic value of the ancillary benefits, insurance, and other contracts the bank has in its ordinary course of business
  • Coordinate and manage internal and external audits, providing information and recommending process improvements
  • Direct responsibility for the quality, accuracy and timeliness of financial information
  • Lead efforts to ensure that systems, controls and infrastructure are in place to support a high growth entity
  • Drive process improvements that result in cost savings initiatives
  • Train and develop junior accounting staff
  • Prepare regulatory reports for the FDIC, FHLB and the Federal Reserve , including quarterly call reports
  • Other duties as assigned

This position is highly-demanding not only from the CFO and other senior management expectations, but also from the collaboration and needs of the other division managers. This position provides a great opportunity for immediate, hands on, high-level experience and is ideal for individuals looking to one day lead the finance and accounting division of a financial services institution.
The ideal candidate must have 5+ years of banking experience 5+ years of experience in accounting, with a strong understanding of GAAP, have bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a major in accounting, finance, or economics. Understanding and familiarity with FiServ preferred.
Other qualifications include strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational, detail-oriented, problem-solving, planning, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office with an advanced excel spreadsheet aptitude.
Leader Bank, N.A. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Leader Bank, N.A. does not discriminate because of any protected class.
Leader Bank, N.A. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Leader Bank, N.A. does not discriminate because of any protected class.

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About Leader Bank Leader Bank is a nationally chartered bank founded in 2002 with six full-service branches in Arlington, Belmont,...