at First Western Financial in Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description

First Western is seeking a Controller to join our team!
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity? First Western is seeking a passionate and experienced professional to join our team.
As a Controller at First Western, you will play a vital role in helping high-net-worth clients achieve their financial goals. You will work closely with our Accounting team to deliver comprehensive solutions that exceed client expectations.
If you are passionate about providing exceptional service to clients and are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity, we encourage you to apply for this position today.
What You Will Do:
Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
Directs financial closings and maintains account reconciliations which support the general ledger.
Support FDICIA and SOX compliance and internal control matters.
Manage, train and coach the Accounting team, ensuring the highest standard of performance, teamwork, and service.
Be the US GAAP subject matter expertise to ensure technical issues are well analyzed and reflected in company's technical memos.
Oversee the corporate tax accounting and tax compliance to ensure all tax treatments and positions are reasonable and defendable. This would include external tax consultants on tax position papers for quarterly review with external auditors.
Establishes and ensures compliance with financial closing schedules (manages closing schedules process improvement in order to provide required financial data in a timely, accurate manner).
Monitors financial trends and provides senior management with detailed reports and analysis; advise on problem matters and recommends courses of action designed to correct or reduce their impact.
Directs the development and implementation of accounting policies and procedures designed to promote compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, promote internal efficiency and address specific problem areas.
Coordinates the activities of external auditors. Manages the audit relationship and the audit activities throughout the year.
Reviews external and internal audit findings. Recommendations and prepares responses to issues raised.
What You Bring:
Intermediate-advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office; knowledge of Financial and ERP systems
Proven leadership, managerial, and organizational skills
Experience with Microsoft Great Plains, banking, SEC reporting, and public auditing experience
Education Level Education Details Required/Preferred
Bachelor's Degree Finance, Accounting, or other related field Required
Experience Level Experience Details Required/Preferred
10-15 years Bank or financial services Accounting role of a public company Required
5-7 years Supervisory experience Preferred
License/Certification Details Time Frame Required/Preferred
CPA preferred Upon Hire Preferred
What You Receive:
At First Western, we pride ourselves on our culture of innovation, teamwork, and continuous learning. We are committed to providing our employees with the tools and resources they need to succeed, including ongoing training and development, a competitive compensation package, and a comprehensive benefits program.
Pay Range: $134,000 - $228,000/YR
Job Classification: Full-Time Exempt
*Actual offer will be based on experience, location, education, and/or skills*
- Strong Bonus Potential
- 401(k) Plan with Match
- Paid Parking/Transportation Benefits
- Access to Training & Professional Development Programs
- Sponsorship for Obtaining Professional Certifications
- Flex Spending Accounts
- Health Savings Account
- Health & Wellness Benefits
- Paid Time-Off+ Bank Holidays
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First Western Financial, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment for all employees. We are fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce by hiring, developing, and retaining talented people from different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. Individuals from all backgrounds, including non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized, or underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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$134,000-$228,000 USD

First Western Financial, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our associates. EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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Job Posting: 6412888

Posted On: Mar 22, 2024

Updated On: Apr 21, 2024

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