Sr. Manager of Accounting Operations
Farm Credit Bank of Texas

Austin, Texas

Posted in Banking


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JOB DESCRIPTION

Why Us?

Many organizations talk about making a difference in the world. At Farm Credit Bank of Texas, it's more than just talk. That's because we have a central role financing the farmers, ranchers, ag producers, and businesses that supply the world with food. While you're playing your part to help feed the world, we will contribute to your personal success with competitive compensation, a commitment to your professional development, and a generous health-and-wellness benefits package. You can grow your skills using our online catalogue of thousands of training options, special assignments, conferences, and travel while working in a modern workplace located below the bluffs of the Colorado River just northwest of downtown Austin. We have updated to a hybrid work environment with flexible schedules that will maximize productivity for our customers, the team and you!

Position Description:

The Senior Manager for Accounting Operations assists the Assistant Controller with the direction of the organization's accounting functions. Areas of focus include Bank accounting operations including IT accounting, support of District accounting practices, cost billing, and accounting financial systems implementation and management. Directly supervises accounting managers, lead accountants, analysts, senior accountants, and accounting specialists in the Bank Accounting and Reporting department.

Day to Day Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Bank's accounting operations groups. Responsibilities include general ledger, accounts payable and fixed assets.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the monthly, quarterly, and annual general ledger close process of the Bank. Responsibilities include the completion of the monthly fluctuation analysis, the monthly budget variance analysis, and other reports as requested.
  • Works with the accounting staff and employees in other Bank departments to prepare the Bank's annual operating expense budget.
  • Analyzes emerging accounting principles and regulatory standards to ensure compliance in this area. Coordinates and monitors these principles and standards and their impact upon the district's financial applications systems.
  • Ensures that processes and documentation for usage of Concur Expense and Concur Invoice systems are up-to date and follow best practices for both the Bank and District associations.
  • Writes e-mails and memos informing the Associations of various issues and procedural changes.
  • Participates in departmental planning and goal setting.
  • Prepares and delivers oral and written presentations to various internal and external audiences.
  • Serves as a liaison with the Information Technology Department for financial product development. Assists with the resolution of problems and prioritizing of enhancements to financial software.
  • Provides oversight of Information Technology Accounting in analysis of IT metrics and other budgetary analysis and reporting as requested by the Chief Information Officer.
  • Provides assistance in hiring and obtaining staff resources for the department for areas of direct responsibility. Supervises existing staff, including day-to-day operations and direction and completion of annual employee evaluations and on-going staff development
  • Ensures adequate documentation and controls are in place to meet the Bank's Sarbanes-Oxley objectives. With procedural documentation available and up-to-date and in compliance with internal control standards and Internal Controls over Financial Reporting guidelines, including process functionality within the software financial system, if applicable.
  • Performs another project work as directed by the Assistant Controller.


  • What You Bring to the Team:

    Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting, Business or Finance and a minimum of eight (8) years' work experience in fiscal operations, financial analysis, accounting, and financial reporting. Supervisory experience and CPA certification preferred. Experience should demonstrate ability to resolve progressively more complex issues and to direct staff resources. Farm Credit experience or advanced degrees are desirable.

    Proven abilities related to accounting, financial analysis, management, and decision-making. Must possess an understanding of and have the ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and corporate income tax. Problem solving, independent work and organizational skills are essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, including the ability to interact with internal management and outside regulators.

    Why Farm Credit Bank of Texas:

    Benefits are an integral part the Farm Credit Bank of Texas total compensation package. We offer comprehensive, affordable, and competitive benefit options that are focused on health and wellness, financial security, and achieving a work-life balance.
    • Flexible health and wellness benefits, including medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance, vision care, flexible spending accounts, and more...
    • 401(k) plan that includes an employer match and additional employer contribution
    • Long-term disability and life insurance
    • Vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays
    • Option to use sick leave to take your pet to the vet for emergency services
    • Up to five days per year to volunteer in local community organizations, services, or events
    • Ongoing professional development opportunities
    • Generous tuition reimbursement program
    • Physical fitness incentive plan
    • Employer matching gifts program

    Important note: We care about your hiring process and take it seriously. There is a real person behind the screen and response timelines may vary. The interviewing process at Farm Credit Bank of Texas may include phone calls and emails, on-site interviews, and requests for portfolios or demonstrations of work. Unfortunately, we are unable to personally follow-up with each and every applicant, but we will do our best to create a professional, respectful, and thorough process for candidates with whom we identify as a potential fit. Please be assured, we will contact you if that is the case!

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