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This position is On-site in Brighton, Michigan. 

More Than A Job!

Why do you work each day? To us, our jobs are not just something we do to make a living, it’s a way to live. We work to support our members; whether celebrating moments of joy, finding a solution to an obstacle, or offering encouragement through a time of struggle. The worth of our work isn’t measured in dollars and cents, it’s seen in our communities and felt by the people who believe in us.

Benefits Include

  • Financial wellbeing services
  •  401(K) matching with up to 5% match
  • Heath insurance with wellness incentives
  • Employee wellbeing services
  • DE&I initiatives
  • Work-life balance

Job Summary

Direct and oversee activities in all of the organizations accounting functions, which include financial and regulatory reporting, accounting, accounts payable, cash management, fixed assets and general ledger. Manage a strong monthly and annual closing process. Lead contact for internal, external auditors and examiners for auditing of the organizations financial statements and accounting functions. Perform responsibilities in an environment in which compliance with the Brand Promise, corporate culture, appropriate laws, rules, regulations and policies are maintained at all times. Leads and directs a high performing accounting team, including communicating and coordinating resources to support organization strategy implementation.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform all functions and duties in compliance with rules, regulations, policies and bylaws.
  • Plan and direct the credit union’s Accounting department including: the Brand Promise, organization-wide culture, financial and regulatory reporting (including the quarterly call report), accounts payable, cash management, fixed assets, general ledger and investment accounting.
  • Oversee and manage monthly financial reporting, including reporting, communication and presentations for leadership teams, management, the Board of Directors and regulators.
  • Ensure strong management of the accounting systems of the credit union including accounts payable, cash management, fixed assets, investment and general ledger. 
  • Establish departmental policies, practices, and procedures that have significant impact on the organization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in developing, managing, and monitoring accounting including financial modeling and reporting.
  • Proven history of creating and meeting strategic planning initiatives.
  • Ability to identify and seek needed information. Applicable research skills and analytical mindset.
  • Proven superior interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in compliance and federal regulation issues for accounting/finance issues.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently as appropriate in the accomplishment of work.

What You’ll Bring

  • BA/BS degree in accounting or finance. An MA/MS/MBA is preferred. A CPA designation is also preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experience, including some prior management experience
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access and data mining software
  • Data base management, experience with Monarch and other data reporting tools, and SQL query preferred

What You’ll Get

We know that pay and benefits are important. And, we’ve really got that covered. But, we also know that those are not the only things that you need to decide if this is the place for you. Join our team of Lake Trusters and you’ll enjoy:

  • Working with an energetic team focused on making our members wildly successful
  • An opportunity to work with others that have your back every step of the way
  • Opportunities to make a difference both inside and outside of our walls
  • Being treated like you are more than the work you do
  • Must be a tech savvy individual who has a high degree of adaptability to adjust quickly to change and priorities.