About Fidelity Bank:
Founded in 1888, Fidelity Bank is one of the strongest independent community banks in Central and Eastern Massachusetts. Fidelity Bank’s unique LifeDesign approach to banking provides the care and clarity needed to make informed decisions with confidence. The Bank offers a range of personal and business banking solutions to clients in 14 full-service offices in Leominster, Worcester, Fitchburg, Needham, Gardner, Stow, Shirley, Barre, Millbury, Paxton, Princeton, and Winchendon. Fidelity Bank has been voted Worcester Telegram & Gazette Best Bank in Central Massachusetts and Best Financial Services, Best Bank by both Leominster Champion and Baystate Parent, and it has been recognized by the Worcester Business Journal as a Top Workplace. In 2020 Fidelity Bank was named to the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work list for the sixth time. As of June 30, 2020, the bank had total assets of approximately $1.15 billion. For more information, visit www.fidelitybankonline.com or www.facebook.com/fidelitybankma
Under the direction of the Controller, performs a variety of accounting functions for the Bank and its subsidiaries in conformance with established policies and procedures related to day-to-day operations.
PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES: All associates of the Bank regardless of title or responsibilities must share a common commitment to creating and expanding the Advisory Culture of the Bank through building relationships, providing a seamless customer experience at every touch point, ensuring the customers best interests and increasing customer value at every opportunity.
Provides the highest level of customer service in a positive, courteous and enthusiastic manner to employees, customers/clients and the community.
•Serves in the role of department manager and fills in for Controller as needed. Works closely with the Controller to train and mentor staff to promote staff development and department proficiency. In conjunction with the Controller, provides input for accounting staff period performance reviews.
•Oversee the monthly reconciliation process to ensure all account reconciliations are complete and accurate with outstanding items identified, tracked and resolved in a timely manner. Includes preparing monthly reconciliations on a variety of accounts, and reviewing monthly reconciliations prepared by others to ensure compliance with internal controls.
•Lead the preparation of the quarterly FDIC Call Report.
•Assists with other required Corporate Filings as needed.
•Assists with the preparation of the budget and prepare forecasting reports.
•Assists CFO and Controller with adhoc projects, management reporting, income taxes, and various research items.
•Oversees the Accounting Department workflow to ensure for department efficiency. Serves as a resource in the resolution of errors. Ensures compliance with Bank policies and procedures.
•Prepares information for internal and external auditors. Perform other tasks relating to internal audit function. Assists with special projects and implementation of new procedures in the Accounting Department.
Assists Controller and CFO on year-end financial statement preparation for external auditor.
•Creates and prepares a variety of management, committee, and Board reports in consultation with the Controller, CFO and/or CEO.
•Reviews daily financial statements for accuracy.
•Reviews department guides and procedure manuals to ensure they are in accordance with established procedures.
•Responsible for the off-site disaster recovery testing/reconciliation of the Bank's accounting system.
•Assist and provide as a backup to general ledger and accounts payable functions. Provide general support to other areas of the Bank, as necessary.
•Maintains Brokered CDs documentation, processes settlements and payments in accordance with established procedures. Tracks swap interest payments and processes accordingly.
•Assist and provide as a backup for transactions processed through the FHLB and FRB accounts.
•Utilizes internet based, core service bureau and in-house applications/systems to retrieve reports, rates and other data required to perform the functions of the position efficiently.
•Assists with troubleshooting hardware and software problems, communicates with vendors and/or IT Department for resolution and documents actions.
•Prepares inter-company entries related to Accounts Payable and accounts for inter-company loan and deposit transactions.
•Assists with on-going records retention related to the Accounting Department.
•Other duties as may be required.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required with a minimum of five years experience in banking/financial services or public accounting with at least one year supervisory experience. Must have thorough understanding of GAAP. Must be detail-oriented and demonstrate strong organizational and problem solving skills. Strong knowledge of computer and spreadsheet software. Ability to utilize accounting software for multi-entity and departmental general ledger and other accounting functions.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Fidelity Bank is proud to offer a competitive compensation and benefits program which includes health, dental, vision, life, and immediate 401(k) plan participation.
Fidelity Bank is an equal opportunity employer.