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Assistant Controller

  • Location

    Orange County, CA

  • Sector:

    Financial Services and Banking

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  • Contact:

    Aimee Sharpe

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

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Partnered with a top banking client in Irvine, CA, my team and I are looking to identify a driven, accomplished leader in the accounting and finance field for their Assistant Controller opening.


The Assistant Controller is responsible for working closely with the Corporate Controller to ensure that all financial transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP, Regulatory Accounting Principles (RAP), and SEC regulations. Overseeing 5 direct reports in the accounting department and directly reporting to the Controller. 


Responsibilities for the Assistant Controller

  • Monitors Accounting compliance with related GAAP, SEC requirements and applicable Banking laws and regulations.
  • Manages the daily, monthly, and quarterly reconciliations, balancing of general ledger accounts, balance sheet reconciliations, fixed assets, journal entries, and reports.
  • Accountable for month-end closing processes and preparation of monthly and quarterly consolidated financial statements, reports, analytics, and supporting schedules.
  • Performs special projects as assigned, including GAAP research, analysis, and implementation into all Accounting Department processes.
  • Assist in audits and examinations.
  • Plays a leadership role on core system conversions as it relates to GL, Fixed Assets/Prepaids, and Application Balancing.
  • Works closely with the Loan Controller, Corporate Controller, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and the Director of Finance to facilitate accurate and timely filing of monthly Board packages, monthly and quarterly regulatory reports, press releases, annual financial statements, proxy statements, and tax return and payment processing.


  • 10 years of accounting related experience
  • 2+ years accounting related experience in the financial services industry, banking preferred
  • 2+ years in a managerial position
  • Experience dealing with regulators, auditors, accountants, and others in the industry
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment
  • Proven success and leadership in previous roles


This role offers flexibility is hybrid work from home and in office in Irvine, CA and the chance to partner with a growing/thriving banking institution.


As a specialist recruiter, I focus on recruiting into the Finance and Accounting market within the Financial Services industries. If you are interested in this role or know anyone that would be a good fit, please reach out to me directly.