First Republic Bank

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Vice President, Controller

Vice President, Controller

ID 
2018-5769
Job Locations 
US-CA-San Francisco
Category 
Accounting/Finance

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Overview

First Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients’ needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals – our number one source of new business.


We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a very coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.

 

Vice President, Controller will serve as a partner to First Republic Bank’s Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and senior management team and must be able to provide solid business counsel to the Company on all accounting matters.  The Controller will have responsibility for various aspects of the Company’s accounting function including financial close, quality and integrity of the general ledger, maintaining the accounting structure and procedures, and preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports. The individual will thrive in a deadline-oriented environment and will work with the team of approximately 50 employees.

 

 

Responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in and provide the oversight of the accounting policy and practice design, resolution of complex accounting issues, and ensuring compliance with GAAP, as well as FDIC and SEC regulations
  • Provide oversight of monthly and quarterly close processes
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of reporting; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports.
  • Participate in development and implementation of accounting strategies and activities, including implementation of new accounting standards.
  • Ensure maintenance of effective internal controls and appropriate accounting procedures, including evaluation of processes and controls for compliance with SOX 404.
  • Participate in and lead the implementation of new accounting standards/
  • Partner with the Finance group in planning and forecasting, DFAST performance reporting standards and governance, decision support, and business process leadership.
  • Play a key role in directing change initiatives, operational effectiveness and process improvements.
  • Play a leading role in the company-wide projects that impact the Accounting Department, including system implementations.
  • Play a key role in providing management, leadership, strategic direction and oversight to the Accounting department.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all accounting functions.
  • Key liaison with external auditors during the audits and quarterly reviews, the regulators for their examinations of the accounting related areas, as well as internal auditors.
  • Participate as appropriate in strategic initiatives of the company involving accounting matters.
  • Support special projects.
  • Recruit, manage, and develop a strong, performance-oriented accounting organization, capable of actively and effectively engaging and growing with the business.

 

 

Qualifications

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Vision must be sufficient to read data reports, manuals and computer screens.
  • Hearing must be sufficient to understand a conversation at a normal volume, including telephone calls and in person.
  • Speech must be coherent to clearly convey or exchange information, including the giving and receiving of assignments and/or directions.
  • Position involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
  • Must be able to travel in a limited capacity.

 

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