• Vice President, Accounting

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco

    Vice President, Accounting
    San Francisco, CA


    At First Republic, we care about our people. We offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking, and private wealth management. Founded in 1985, we believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued at First Republic.


    Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day.
    In Accounting, we’re responsible for recording and reconciling financial transactions, processing vendor payments, processing payroll, calculating and remitting taxes. We also produce external and internal financial reports and interpret accounting guidance.


    Vice President, Accounting will serve as a partner to First Republic Bank’s Chief Accounting Officer, accounting team leadership and Bank’s management and will provide solid business council to the accounting teams he/she will oversee. The individual will have responsibility for various aspects of financial close; quality and integrity of the general ledger; maintaining the accounting structure, procedures and controls; monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reporting; and application of appropriate technical accounting and regulatory rules for the areas of responsibility. The individual must thrive in a deadline-oriented and fast-pace environment, enjoy coaching and developing others, and have a passion for continuous improvement.


    What you’ll do as a VP, Accounting:

    • Provide oversight of accounting operations, including monthly and quarterly close processes.
    • Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of reporting; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly and year-end internal financial reports
    • Provide leadership, strategic direction and oversight to the accounting teams under supervision
    • Participate in development and implementation of accounting strategies and activities
    • Participate in and provide the oversight of the accounting policy and practice design, resolution of complex accounting issues, and ensuring compliance with GAAP.
    • Ensure maintenance of effective internal controls and appropriate accounting procedures, including evaluation of processes and controls for compliance with SOX.
    • Play a key role in the Accounting department transformation efforts, directing change initiatives, operational effectiveness and process improvements.
    • Play a leading role in the company-wide projects that impact Accounting, including system implementations.
    • Key liaison with external and internal auditors, as well as regulators for their audits and examinations.
    • Participate as appropriate in strategic initiatives of the company involving accounting matters.
    • Support other special projects.
    • Lead, manage and develop a strong, performance-oriented accounting teams, capable of actively and effectively engaging and growing with the business.


    You could be a great fit if you have:

    • BS degree in accounting. CPA is preferred.
    • Seven plus years of accounting experience with either a Big four accounting firm, or public company
    • Banking or financial services experience is preferred
    • Four plus years of managerial experience
    • Progressive track record of success in managing within an accounting organization
    • Deep knowledge of GAAP, strong technical capabilities with deep expertise in working with technical accounting matters and new accounting standards
    • Strong understanding of SOX requirements
    • Experience in completing successful projects surrounding process and control improvements and redesign, including accounting systems implementations
    • Strong business acumen, Exceptional problem-solving, decision-making and analytical skills with ability to present to the senior management
    • Strong leader who is able to lead and manage the team in an open and collegial environment
    • Excellent maturity and judgement, and the ability to operate effectively in fast-pace environment. Maintain composure under pressure and have the ability to balance competing priorities
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Unquestionable ethics and integrity and commitment to excellence
    • To thrive and succeed within this unique culture and work environment, individuals must demonstrate humility, innate curiosity and openness to new ideas/approaches. Need to be hard working, confident and goal oriented

    Job Demands:

    • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.


    Own your work and your career — apply now

    Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us.


    We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.


    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, to the extent consistent with applicable federal and/or state law.




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