2104-7 Bank Controller

Apex Bank
Bank Controller


  • Bachelor's Degree minimum (Required)
  • Accounting: 5 years minimum (Required)
  • US work authorization (Required)
  • CPA license (Preferred)


Full Job Description
Apex Bank is a forward thinking community bank in the state of Tennessee, progressively looking for ways to re-invent banking for our customers and the communities serve. We are dedicated to providing the best banking overall experience. We hire only the best people to deliver our award-winning brand of customer service to our customers and communities. This position is located, and requires the candidate to be located, in the Knoxville Tennessee area.


Job Summary
The Controller is responsible for supporting the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in ensuring the effective operation of the accounting and financial reporting functions by performing or supervising various accounting duties. Those duties include but are not limited to the daily Accounting Department operations and providing operations and financial related reporting to senior management and the Board of Directors. The employee also assists the CFO in various projects, aids in internal and external audits, and trouble shoots department related issues. Performance of the duties requires excellent organization, management, analytical and reporting skills.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Daily operations and functions of the Accounting Department to include accounts payable and funds management, ensuring effective and efficient use of time and resources.
  2. Reviews general ledger reports daily, ensuring balances, postings, and net changes are reasonable. Addresses discrepancies or issues with Accounting Department staff or other departments of the Bank.
  3. Provides support, guidance, and problem-solving assistance to all office locations as requested.
  4. Monitors all accounts payable for accuracy of general ledger and ensures timely payment. Reviews payables for prior-month expense accruals and adjusts as necessary.
  5. Compares income vs. expense for significant variances prior to month-end closing; adjusts accordingly and proceeds with closing process.
  6. Provides month-end closing adjustments, posting and reconciling entries, obtains post-month-end closing and backdates if appropriate.
  7. Updates income tax worksheets for allocation of monthly Federal Income and applicable State Tax expenses.
  8. Prepares board related financial reporting to be placed in the Board of Directors packet, prior to each meeting.
  9. Performs, reviews and analyzes all reconciliations of general ledgers, conducting investigative research on discrepancies as appropriate.
  10. Gathers relative financial data and oversees the timely preparation of periodic regulatory reports for the Bank.
  11. Review and maintain accrued and prepaid expense items.
  12. Prepares and timely submits various reports and remittances including occupational/ privilege taxes to applicable municipalities and state and federal government agencies.
  13. Ensures all applicable state and federal license tax returns, assessment fees, application for registration, and deposit reports are timely filed with appropriate agencies.
  14. Attends, as needed, various employee and board committee meetings such as Audit and ALCO Committee meetings, presenting pertinent Accounting Department financial information or reports as requested.
  15. Provides training to staff members as determined to increase department efficiency.
  16. Assists CFO with various projects as assigned.
  17. Maintains the general ledger chart of accounts.
  18. Aids internal and external audits throughout audit process and provides all requested documentation.
  19. Provides support and assistance with research for departments as needed.
  20. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required and assigned.


Job Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or related field. MBA or CPA preferred.
Experience: A minimum of 5-10 years of accounting experience in banking, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities for this role.


Qualified candidates may send their resumes to Janet.simpson@apexbank.com.

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