Financial Controls Analyst

Unity Bank Clinton , NJ 08809

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary

  • The Financial Controls Analyst is responsible for maintaining and updating Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other operational controls. The individual will follow up on deficiencies and open items and ensure timely and adequate clearance. The Financial Controls Analyst will be a key liaison with internal and external auditors. He or she will be responsible for identifying gaps in the Bank's financial internal control structure and to provide a remediation plan. In addition, he or she work will play a key role in the Bank's Vendor Management Program and in ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining SOX documentation for the Bank, including SOX narratives and matrices.

  • Coordinates testing of SOX controls with internal and external auditors.

  • Proactively follows up with management to ensure timely and adequate clearance of control and policy deficiencies identified.

  • Works to identify weaknesses in financial controls or processes and to create plan to remediate

  • Proactively recommends process, service, or technology improvements that will result in cost reduction, improved productivity, and service performance.

  • Coordinates execution of the vendor management program, including identifying "critical' and "high risk" vendors, coordinating the completion of annual risk assessments, working with management to obtain applicable financial, SOC reports and other pertinent documentation in evaluating and documenting vendor risk.

  • Partners with key Bank personnel and others to ensure that financial, performance, risk, and compliance requirements are being met, and remediates any gaps or deficiencies related to third-party service provider's compliance management system or ability to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

  • Prepares detailed reports for presentation to Senior Management and the Board of Directors advising them of pertinent issues relative to internal audit and vendor management issues.

  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of banking laws and regulations by reading various publications and circulars and attends seminars and meetings with peers.

  • Ensures Bank policies, procedures and processes are updated to reflect changes in law or regulations; recommends changes to policies, procedures and processes to minimize risk.

  • Assumes responsibility for various department functions in the absence of staff members or in overload situations.

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

Additional Functions

  • Provide back up and support for all functions of the Finance Department as necessary.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Accounting, Finance or related bachelor's degree required

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of banking experience in audit, accounting or SOX internal controls role

  • Previous banking and regulatory reporting experience preferred

  • Knowledge of Fiserv System helpful

Licenses and Certifications

  • None

Knowledge Requirements

  • Ability to effectively communicate with departments, auditors, and other third parties

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures manuals

  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Excel, Outlook and Word

  • Ability to multi-task/prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines

  • Strong problem-solving abilities

  • Sound judgment and decision-making ability

  • Ability to learn and utilize a variety of PC Software

  • Excellent mathematical skills

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time up to 75% of work hours.

  • Ability to use hands to grasp, handle or feel.

  • Ability to use computer keyboard and system to enter data and process information.

  • Ability to talk, hear, and see.

  • Ability to use telephone to communicate with customers and employees.

  • Ability to use office equipment such as personal computer, telephone, copier, fax machine, adding machine, etc.

Working Conditions

  • Moderate sound as in business office with office machines, computers, and people traffic.

  • Open floor work environment.

Unity Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities,

protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract, implied or otherwise. Unity Bank maintains "at will" employment.

This document describes the position currently available. It is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. Unity Bank reserves the right to modify duties or job descriptions at any time. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise balance the workload.

Unity Bank is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion and terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin/nationality, ancestry, religion/religious practices or observances, age, sex, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, disability or perceived disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, and status as a veteran or disabled veteran of, or liability for service in, the Armed Forces of the United States.

Unity Bank commits to making reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified disabled veterans provided the individual is able to perform the essential functions of the job, unless such accommodation would impose an undue hardship upon Unity Bank. A qualified employee or job applicant with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Unity Bank's human resources department.

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Financial Controls Analyst

Unity Bank