Assistant Controller II
American Riviera Bank

Santa Barbara, California

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Job Purpose:

The Assistant Controller position is accountable for the accounting operations of the bank, to include assisting in the production of financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the bank's reported financial results.

The position of Assistant Controller is responsible for performing routine and intermediate duties related to accounting for the finance department. Supports Controller in all financial functions with emphasis on accounting, financial reporting, tax, and restricted stock processing.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Supervises Accountant

Reviews and researches daily, monthly and quarterly reconciliations

Conducts and reviews GL reconciliations

Processes Restricted Stock (RSA) and stock options

Gathers audit documentation

Conducts Deferred tax asset calculation, tax accrual (review) and payments

Gathers documentation for estimated tax payments and annual tax return

1099, 945, 592, 571L and Sales and Use Tax Reporting

Conducts Fas 91 Study

SBA sale accounting

Reviews Fixed Assets prior to submission

Lease accounting

Payroll consulting, review and posting

Maintains Vendor Management

Prepares and maintains FFIEC quarterly call report.

Prepares and Submits FR2900

Works with Controller on Annual Report

Works with Controller on Proxy Statement

Documents policies and procedures for Finance department

Posts monthly allowance for loan and lease losses

Provides full support to finance team


Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values; accepts responsibility for own actions.

Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports the Bank’s goals and values; benefits the Bank through outside activities.

Comply with all applicable OSHA safety standards, including:

Read the workplace safety and health poster at the jobsite.

Report hazardous conditions to your supervisor and/or HR

Report any job-related injury or illness to your supervisor and/or HR, and seek treatment promptly.


Complies with all bank policies and procedures and all applicable government regulations including, but not limited to BSA, AML, and OFAC regulations, staying current and knowledgeable of all policies, procedures and regulations related to the job functions and completing all assigned training on time, requesting additional training as needed to be proficient in all job responsibilities; cooperating with internal and external auditors and bank examiners by providing full cooperation and timely delivery of requested documentation and information; and reporting concerns about compliance to the Compliance Officer to enable prompt remediation.

Complies with Bank policies and procedures relating to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) guidance. Report suspicious activity to the BSA Department through a Suspicious Incident Report (SIR).

Adheres to privacy and information security policies, and ensure all sensitive internal and external customer information is properly secured and safeguarded. Use secure methods delivering client and/or confidential data by email.

Demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes working environment free of harassment of any type; and maintains a diverse workforce.


These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this position. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the position in a satisfactory manner. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business required, CPA license or MBA preferred

Intermediate level of work experience, knowledge and training in finance activities and terminology. (BA or BS) in accounting and 3 to 5 years related experience and/or training in one or more of the following fields: accounting, financial statement preparation/analysis.

Intermediate knowledge of related state and federal banking compliance regulations, and other Bank policies as applicable.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret reports, documents, technical procedures and a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Must be highly competent with advanced skills in computer operation; Microsoft suite of applications, including, word processing, spreadsheet, specialty programs, and financial software programs.

Intermediate to advanced typing skills to meet production needs of the position.

Intermediate math skills; calculate interest, proportions, and percentages; balance accounts; add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; locate routine mathematical errors; compute rate, ratio and percent, including the drafting and interpretation of bar graphs.

Attention to detail, ensures accuracy in every transaction performed with minimal to no errors, follows through on any corrections.

High level problem solving skills, organizational and time management skills and ability to work independently under general supervision.

Ability to multi-task and work on multiple requests at the same time while effectively managing work schedule and work flow in order to complete work according to established or identified deadlines.

Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate thoughts clearly and apply common sense to carry out instructions, write reports and correspondence, speak clearly and professionally to customers and employees. Must be able to communicate throughout the organization and to all levels of staff as well as external contacts.

Ability to deal with problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.

Valid, current Driver’s License and a vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage if required to drive in the course of performing assigned duties and responsibilities.

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

The incumbent is in a non-confined office-type setting in which he or she is free to move about at will. It may include some minor annoyances such as noise, odors, drafts, etc. The position may include driving a Bank or personal owned vehicle approximately 4% of the time which includes exposure to the outside weather elements and moving mechanical parts.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The employee in the course of performing this position spends time writing, typing, speaking, listening, lifting (up to 20 pounds), driving, carrying, sitting, pulling, walking, standing, squatting, kneeling and reaching.

The employee for this position may operate any or all of the following: telephone, cell phone, copy and fax machines, adding machine (calculator), scanner and image systems, personal computer and related printers, or other equipment as directed.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

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