Position Description: Controller

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

Location: open to remote.   Encinitas, CA; Riverside locations.

Salary: 120k- 155k + Bonus. DOE (some flex on base may be possible)


The Controller position is responsible for the accounting operations of the Bank, including:

  • ownership of an appropriate system of accounting records
  • production of periodic financial reports compliant with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • performance of controls designed to mitigate risk
  • compliance with state and federal banking regulations
  • coordinating with internal and external auditors during audits
  • supervision and development of accounting


Financial Accounting/Financial Reporting

  • Ensure the accurate and timely preparation and review of financial statements and Board reports in accordance with GAAP; includes review of underlying support for completeness and accuracy
  • Prepare the regulatory call reports and FRY reports, and maintain regulatory capital ratios
  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts have been reconciled and proper documentation is maintained; follow-up on any outstanding suspense items
  • Oversee daily operations of the accounting department including but not limited to the preparation or review of general ledger entries for cash management, investment securities, CECL, lease accounting, payroll, fixed-asset depreciation, prepaid and accrued expenses, Bancorp consolidation, and equity transactions
  • Lead the  monthly  financial  close  including  timely  recording  of  journal  entries, reconciliations, and preparation of financial statements
  • Maintain cash management of borrowings, pledging, and collateral, including federal reserve and FHLB accounts
  • Work with outsourced tax preparers on the tax provision and return
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements for 1099 and other tax filings
  • Author technical  memos  on  new  transactions  and  stay  abreast  of  new  accounting pronouncements and regulatory accounting changes
  • Maintain a  documented  system  of  accounting  policies  and  procedures  including appropriate internal controls over financial reporting
  • Coordinate with external audit and ensure delivery of audit requests
  • Collaborate with other members of the finance department to complete the annual budget process and monthly updates
  • Work with other departments to improve efficiency and standardize processes to enhance functions in the accounting department


Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Provide adequate oversight of direct reports to ensure their success in accomplishing their objectives and goals
  • Assist in the development, training, and education of direct reports
  • Critically review journal entries and transactions
  • Responsible for managing the accounting staff’s completion of monthly and quarterly close activities through effective delegation, monitoring and review



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience, including community bank and public accounting experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience including developing junior staff and managing staff workload
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