Chief Accounting Officer

Job Details

Employment Type
Direct Hire
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Job description

Service Specialists employment agency is recruiting a Chief Accounting Officer for a multibillion-dollar, full service, community bank headquartered in Baton Rouge. This individual will provide financial planning and direction to the Bank with a focus on shareholder value and profitability. $160k+ base in addition to $60k+ in bonus, equity and benefits!!!!


  • Collaborates with the CFO on development of financial strategies.
  • Oversees the general accounting function including the general ledger, financial statements and analysis.
  • Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures.
  • Researches and analyzes accounting matters.
  • Develops, implements and upgrades financial systems and controls.
  • Works with and presents information to senior management, the board of directors, advisors and shareholders/investors/analysts.
  • Assists with activities such as business plan updates, pricing and interest rate risk oversight.
  • Provides assistance and direction for independent audits and regulatory examinations.
  • Assists with financial reporting activities and other special projects such as the annual report, proxy, and strategic planning are timely and accurately completed.
  • Assists with the Bank’s Investor Relations activities which include providing updates and attending various meetings and conferences.
  • Presents financial recommendations and financial reports to management.
  • Ensures that all areas of responsibility are operated in compliance with governmental, regulatory and Bank goals and mandates.
  • Supports and facilitates full cooperation with all audit or regulatory processes including timely response and reporting as required.
  • Identifies, develops and recommends appropriate policies, procedures and guidelines in support of the Board of Director’s and management’s corporate governance role.
  • Ensures that own work is in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and guidelines.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in finance, accounting or related field required.
  • MBA or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in management of accounting and finance functions within the banking industry required


  • Must possess effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Must possess good organizational and time management skills.
  • Must possess ability to perform detailed tasks with accuracy.
  • Must possess ability to analyze data and make quick decisions.
  • Must possess ability to work under stress and meet deadlines.
  • Must possess ability to use electronic worksheets.
  • Must possess comprehensive knowledge of lending guidelines and regulations.
  • Must possess excellent leadership skills with ability to provide guidance for the achievement of the Bank’s goals.
  • Must possess knowledge of standard office equipment including computer, ten key adding machine, typewriter, fax machine, scanner and copy machine.
  • Must possess knowledge of computers and computer operations MS Office software with proficiency in Excel.

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