DescriptionWe are among the largest commercial banks headquartered in California. We are looking for outstanding people to join our winning team.
We reached our current strength because our employees, customers, and shareholders believe in the same fundamental goals : Delivering a wide variety of financial services with a superior customer service guarantee.
We are a 130 year old community bank with $4.9 billion in assets and over 80 branches throughout Northern and Central California.
We have been profitable quarter in and quarter out for 23 years. Industry associations and rating agencies routinely rank Westamerica Bank among the top community banks for asset quality, capital ratios, safety and soundness, and overall financial performance.
JOB SUMMARY : Under minimal supervision manages the Company’s accounting policies, internal financial reporting, and external financial reporting to assure compliance with accounting principles and disclosure requirements required for listing as a publicly traded company and a regulated commercial bank.
Manages Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Manages relationships with external audit staff serving as primary Company technical resource and creating an efficient audit process.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Supervises assigned staff responsible for preparing and filing external and internal financial reports including : Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Call Report, FR Y-9C / LP, board reports, management financial reports, subsidiary financial statements, ERISA / DOL compliant qualified plan financial reports, and annual budgetManages quarterly review and annual audit process with external auditors.
Gathers, reviews, and delivers Company records requested by external auditors in the conduct of their reviews and audits.
Prepares financial highlights, including balance sheets and income statements, which are released to the public quarterly on Form 8-K.
Manages Sarbanes-Oxley and COSO compliance program to assure that the Company maintains appropriate internal controls over financial reporting.
Monitors activities of accounting standard setting bodies; interprets newly issued accounting standards. Determines cost-effective manner to implement accounting standards.
Manages the implementation process.Performs the more complex accounting functions. Provides guidance to Controller’s staff members and other department managers regarding accounting for non-routine or complex transactions.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS NEEDED TO PERFORM JOB FUNCTIONS : Progressively more responsible work experience in accounting and financial analysis, preferably within a financial institution.
proficiency in Microsoft Access desirable. Excellent analytical, computer, communication, interpersonal, organizational, planning and presentation skills required. WES00003-8756 1