• Assistant Controller

    Location US-CA-Pasadena
    Job ID
    2018-6249
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    For more than 40 years, East West Bank has served as a pathway to success. With over 130 locations across the U.S. and Greater China, we are the premier financial bridge between the East and West. Our teams of experienced, multi-cultural professionals help guide businesses and community members on both sides of the Pacific looking to explore new markets and create new opportunities. And our sustained growth and expertise in industries like real estate, entertainment and media, private equity and venture capital, high-tech and aviation help build sustainable businesses and expand our employees’ potential for career advancement.

     

    Headquartered in California, East West Bank (Nasdaq: EWBC) is a top performing commercial bank with an exclusive focus on the U.S. and Greater China markets. With assets of $37.7 billion, we’re ranked among the 30 largest banks in the United States and currently top 5 in “America’s 100 Best Banks” by Forbes, a list where we've consistently been in the top 15 since 2010. With a strong foundation, an enterprising spirit and a commitment to absolute integrity, East West Bank gives people the confidence to reach further.

     

     

    Responsibilities

     

    Support the Deputy Controller in meeting the objectives and goals of the Accounting Department.  Manage the daily operations of the Accounting Department.  Manage the month-end closing and the general ledger reconciliation process.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    • Identify and implement various process improvement projects in operations to support the Bank’s growth.
    • Supervise, assist, train and mentor accounting staff to perform their jobs and responsibilities to meet the objectives and goals of the Accounting Department.  Ensure accountability of the accounting teams.  Develop and implement programs to support staff’s career advancement.
    • Oversee and coordinate the daily operations of the accounting teams through direct interface with other departments, divisional and senior financial management.
    • Manage and coordinate the month end close process, including the reconciliation and certification of general account balances.
    • Review and analyze the Bank’s financial statement including fluctuation analyses of the general account balances.
    • Establish and maintain relevant accounting policy and procedures.  Ensure the accounting teams’ compliance to them and other bank-wide applicable policies and procedures.
    • Research and resolve system related issues through working with internal departments including operations and IT, and vendors.
    • Research and evaluate accounting transactions and new accounting pronouncements, and application of those impacting financial institutions.
    • Review various internal reporting packages and external regulatory and SEC filings.
    • Coordinate interim and annual audits with internal and external auditors.
    • Perform accounting operations related ad-hoc analyses and projects, including system upgrade and implementation as needed.

    Qualifications

    • Banking/financial institution industry experience required
    • At least 10-15 years of public and private accounting experience
    • CPA license preferred
    • Public accounting experience preferred
    • Public company accounting experience preferred
    • Experience with core banking systems in relation to general ledger posting preferred
    • Solid knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and concepts
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
    • Demonstrated strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Demonstrated managerial and supervisory experience
    • Professional attitude and demeanor and the ability to exercise good judgment
    • Strong Excel skills preferred

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