Responsible and accountable for for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the bank, including the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve the Bank’s assets and report accurate financial results.
Oversees the functions of the accounting department
Works closely with the Controller to ensure timely and accurate completion of accounting reports, regulatory filings, budgets and tax filings
Must be knowledgeable with all FDIC, State and SEC compliance guidelines
Analyze financial and economic information to identify trends and indicators that may impact the business.
Provide advice for investment management
Approve and coordinate changes and improvements in automated financial and management information systems for the bank
Interact with other managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
Work with outside auditors including CPA firms to develop annual certified financial statements and with bank auditors. Serves as bank liaison to the Board Audit Committee
Present financial performance of the bank to members of the Executive Team, as well as the board of directors (BOD).
Serve as primarily accounting liaison to the banks transfer agent.
Manages and makes recommendations regarding the banks BOLI portfolio
Knowledge of Property and Casualty Insurance Policies, Captive Insurance programs, REITS and 401k investments
Serve as an expert support resource and provide guidance to corporate accounting team in resolving complex and/or unusual issues.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a CFO or Controller
Merger and acquisition experience helpful
Possesses exceptional interpersonal skills, and demonstrate ability to work in collaboration with other members of the Executive Management Team, bankers, accountants and auditors
Licenses and Certifications
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Expert knowledge of accounting concepts including financial statement, ratio, cash-flow, and tax return analysis and collateral valuation.
Expert knowledge of accounting principles, policies, and procedures.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficient computer skills in Word and Excel.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legal documents, governmental regulations, financial reports and professional publications.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries from senior management, attorneys, vendors, government agents, shareholders and the general public.
Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to provide direct supervision, coaching, and performance management to subordinate staff members.
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, listen and see.
Ability to use telephone to communicate with customers and employees.
Ability to travel throughout Bank’s market.
Moderate sound as in business office with office machines, computers, and people traffic.
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.
About Unity Bank
Unity Bancorp, Inc. is a financial service organization headquartered in Clinton, New Jersey. Unity Bank provides financial services to retail, corporate and small business customers through its 19 retail service centers located in Bergen, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey and Northampton County in Pennsylvania. The Company, through the Bank, conducts a traditional and community-oriented commercial banking business, and offers services, including personal and business checking accounts and time deposits, money market accounts and regular savings accounts.