2107-3 Controller

Citizens Bank
Job Title: Controller    
Classification: Exempt
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Status: Full Time
Location: Lafayette Main Office   
Revised: 5/4/2021



The Controller establishes, coordinates and maintains an accounting system that properly reflects the financial position of the financial institution and provides financial consolidation of branches or subsidiaries.



 This position performs the following duties, including but not limited to:

  • Ensures that the financial institution’s accounting procedures are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Responsible for the preparation of various monthly and quarterly financial reports for the board and senior management.
  • Responsible for preparing various regulatory reports.
  • Responsible for maintaining the fixed assets accounting system in compliance with the bank’s policy and current tax laws.
  • Responsible for maintaining prepaid expense and accrued expense systems in compliance with GAAP.
  • Responsible for completing various reconciliations.
  • Assist CFO and accounting staff with external audits, internal audits and examinations.
  • Assist CFO in the preparation of the annual audited financial statements and footnotes.
  • Assist CFO with the preparation of budgets and periodic analysis of budget variance.
  • Assist CFO with the preparation of all tax returns and quarterly tax estimates.
  • Performs other accounting and finance duties, as assigned by CFO.



  • Responsible for managing the monthly and quarterly reconciliation process and ensuring all reconciliations are completed timely and accuracy.
  • Complete all required education and training assignments.




  • This role has no supervisory responsibilities.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business degree with major in accounting
  • MBA or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 or more years of related experience.
  • Excellent supervisory, communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial institution policies and procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel a must.
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Access a plus.


Citizens Bank promotes an equal employment opportunity workplace which includes reasonable accommodation of otherwise qualified disabled applicants and employees.  Please contact the bank’s Human Resources Director should you have questions about this policy or these job duties. 


Qualified candidates may send their resumes to psnyder@citizens-bank.org.

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