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Location US-MA-Brockton Job ID 2020-2647 Position Type Officer
Full-Time Department Finance  Overview Reporting directly
to the Chief Financial Officer, this professional will provide
leadership, management, and direction for the Accounting
Department. The CAO will ensure the Bank and its subsidiaries
remain in compliance with GAAP, SEC rules/regulations, other
federal and state regulations/statutes, and applicable internal
Bank policies/procedures. The CAO will oversee a well-controlled
and efficient Accounting process. This will include compliance with
SOX; the proper disclosure of required financial, operational, and
management information; and the control and safeguarding of the
Responsibilities Include the following. Other duties may be
Enhance the Accounting infrastructure to support an increasingly
complex legal and financial structure required for continued
profitable growth. This will include the updating and documenting
of Accounting processes and procedures.
Foster learning and sharing of industry best practices to help
develop team members while maintaining a strong control
Ensure systems are utilized to their fullest potential. This
will include the implementation of a new financial reporting
package (i.e. General Ledger system for Accounts Payable and Fixed
Asset reporting) and the enhanced use of data.
Collaborate with Risk Management to effectively implement
Lead/manage a team of professionals, including VP –
Attract and develop talent in order to maintain effective staff
expertise to accomplish corporate objectives. Conduct periodic
performance reviews. Coach, mentor, and provide advice and counsel
to promote individual development and unit proficiency.
Promote a collaborative, team-oriented environment of learning
and sharing of best practices.
Promote effective communications among department employees and
between Bank departments, customers, and vendors.
Serve as a member of the Risk and Loan Loss Committees.
Accounting/Financial Reporting :
Direct the timely, efficient, and accurate preparation,
analysis, and disclosure of financial information for the Holding
Company, the Bank, and subsidiaries (including the mortgage
company). This includes the monthly and annual financial
statements, management overviews, Tax returns, Call Reports, SEC
filings, and other regulatory requirements for management, the
Board, auditors, regulators, the SEC, and the investor
Ensure appropriate application of GAAP and accounting
regulations adopted by state and federal regulatory agencies to all
Accounting and Financial reporting matters.
Ensure the Accounting team consistently delivers financial
information and analysis that supports the managerial decision
process and fulfills legal requirements.
Present relevant information and trends that impact the Bank’s
financial results and are accurate, concise, insightful, and “tell
Assist with ongoing monthly data generation and report
production. Direct the preparation of financial reporting packages
and presentations for management, the Board of Directors, Board
Committees, and Investors.
Enhance Board and Investor Relations reporting packages and
dashboard reports that focus on shareholder value-oriented metrics
Lead technical Accounting support for strategic initiatives and
Evaluate appropriate analytic tools to assess the Bank’s
performance against internal strategic objectives, peer groups, and
Stay current on financial reform issues that affect banks.
Remain ahead of the curve and be proactive about what is on the
horizon that the Bank should act upon.
Serve as the financial liaison with regulatory authorities (i.e.
FDIC, SEC, Federal, State, etc.), external auditors, and tax
Assist with the internal and external audit function. Coordinate
and collaborate with external auditors in the planning and
preparation of year-end financial reports and statements.
Keep informed of developments in banking/finance through
attendance of industry meetings, conferences, and participation in
Controls, Compliance, and Regulatory Policies :
Stay abreast of all regulations and rules of supervisory and
regulatory agencies pertaining to the Accounting function. This
includes FDIC guidelines and other regulations to ensure the
Organization’s Accounting procedures and documentation comply with
GAAP, applicable laws, regulations, Accounting standards, and
Research and interpret new Accounting regulatory pronouncements.
Determine their impact on the Organization and work collaboratively
to develop, update, document, and implement new Accounting
policies/procedures, as required.
Educate Management, the Board of Directors, and staff on
emerging Accounting issues and their impact on the business and
Oversee the FDICIA program, Accounting for Problem Loans and
Loan Loss Reserve, and the calculation of the monthly loan loss
Participate in quarterly Loan Review meetings with the Lending
and Credit Department
Provide Accounting guidance in the treatment of non-accrual,
impaired, trouble-debt restructures, and real estate owned, if/when
Develop Accounting procedures for new products and services in
compliance with new regulations. Communicate all financial and
procedure changes affecting the Bank.
Ensure staff completes all relevant compliance training and have
an understanding of procedures related to their position.
Maintain a very strong control environment and oversee the
documentation of the Bank’s systems of internal control.
Ensure the integrity of the financial information systems and
Ensure the Accounting systems are appropriate for the Bank’s
size and complexity.
Drive innovation and identify system capabilities to ensure the
Company’s financial functions make the most efficient use of its
people, processes, and technology.
Partner with the CFO to drive strategic initiatives and improve
processes, tools, and resource allocation to optimize the
efficiency of the Accounting organization.
Assist with Financial and Accounting
Continue to enhance COSO internal control process to include
increased management involvement and improved Board reporting.
Enhance and support Enterprise Risk Management process relative
to establishing and monitoring key metrics and Board reporting.
Collaborate with the department, and other functional areas,
related to SOX, budgeting, and forecasting processes.
Provide technical guidance for establishing the Bank’s tax
position, tax planning, and the filing of all tax returns.
Work with external tax advisors in the preparation of Company
Ensure that all federal and state tax reports and forms are
prepared and filed on a timely basis and that all related payments
are made timely.
Oversee the team that prepares quarterly tax estimates, tax
withholding filings, and federal and state tax accruals.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
An experienced financial executive with a demonstrated
performance record in proactively and creatively managing an
Financial analysis/analytical skills including core GAAP
accounting and SEC reporting.
Financial Services experience is preferred. Public company
experience is required.
Exposure to/experience with Tax would be highly valued
Proven leadership, organizational, communication, and
interpersonal skills. A track record of managing a professional
staff and promoting operational efficiency.
HarborOne Bank is an equal opportunity employer and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability
status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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