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Firestone Financial - Manager of Accounting

Location: Needham, MA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Manager of Accounting and Loan Servicing


This is a key role in the Firestone Financial division that is responsible for ensuring all accounting and general ledger activitiy is accurate, timley, and meets all SEC and SOX requirements.  A strong background in SEC reporting, Technical Accounting, and Sarbanes Oxley.  In addition, this role is responsible for overseeing the Loan Processing team and ensuring that all customer accounts are booked and maintained accurately and timely and are reconciled with all the proper balance sheet and gl accounts.  This position will have a team of 4 direct report for accounting and loan servicing.

Key Accountabilities:

Accounting: 40%

Oversees the accounting function and manage one staff accountant.  Ensures the accuracy and timeliness of all journal entries for close process and meet SEC and SOX requiements.  Manage the preparation and support for all areas of our external reporting process, balance sheet, Income statement, Statement of Cash Flow, and Stockholders equity.  Ensure all meet SEC and FDIC requirements.  Ensure all reconcilitation are completed timely and documented.  Prepare management MD&A analysis, including month over month flux analysis, identification of revenue and profitability trends, gross margin analysis, SG&A Analysis, and Loan Loss Reserve analysis, Funds Transfer Pricing, and tracking of key performance indicators.  Analyze and document technical accounting concepts related to the company’s business transactions. Manage external and internal audit efforts by providing necessary support, work collaboratively with corporate, and encorporate solutions to findings.  Manage SOX testing and related process documentation.

Loan Servicing: 30%

Oversees the loan processing function and manage a staff of 3 loan processors.  Ensures the accuracy and timeliness of all customer loan boarding and maintenance in FIS and appropriate accounting in the GL.  Reviews vendor payments for participations and vendor incentives. Reviews billing to vendors for promotion receivables.  Maintain shared services model for loan processing/maintenance and ensure internal and external customer satisfaction.  Manage the review, revision, enhancement, and implementation all policies and procedures necessary to ensure the loan servicing process for new loan set-up, ongoing monitoring, and control of loan administration activities meet all applicable requirements.  Create and implement necessary controls to monitor and correct transaction processing errors proactively and in a timely manner. 

Leadership: 30%

Coach and mentor staff, provide meaningfull feedback and reviews in a timely fashion.  Provide support in decision making and prioritization process as a team.  Delegate tasks as necessary within a shared services model for internal and external customer support.  Take a leadership stance within Firestone by taking initiative to collaborate with internal business partners to develop and maintain reporting and communication, while fostering a team culture of process improvement and innovation.  Interact with a variety of bank personnel in resolving various accounting related issues and loan bookings in FIS.  Develop a full understanding of the banks financial systems and operations to ensure the team’s performance is efficient and effective.  Take on other projects and initiatives as necessary.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
CPA required


5+ years in banking industry
3+ years financial reporting for a     public company
5+ years experience managing a staff and department

Skills & Knowledge:

Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
Strong skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Excellent managerial and communication skills
Thorough knowledge of SEC reporting rules
Possess technical expertise related to GAAP and external reporting including SEC reporting and SOX requirements.


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