Cape Fear Farm Credit

Internal Controls & Financial Reporting Manager

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Description/Job Summary

Cape Fear Farm Credit provides loans to more than 2,500 farmers and rural North Carolina residents. We're a cooperative, which means we’re in business to benefit our customer-owners. We have 10 branch offices in our 12-county territory, and our members vote for directors directly from our membership. Cape Fear’s mission is to be the lender of choice to all of agriculture and our rural communities.  We are also part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, a financial cooperative owned by its member-borrowers that has been serving the credit needs of rural North Carolina since 1916. 

We look for talented individuals who will drive the business to the forefront and put our customers first at all times.  The Financial Reporting & Internal Controls Manager will have a high degree of specialized expertise and skill that will maintain established standards of quality and accuracy.   Drive, determination and a self-disciplined approach to achieving results that meet these established criteria are necessary for successful job performance in this role.   The work involved in this position requires specialized technical problem solving and ingenuity while working within approved organizational systems and technology, and the demonstration of the values of integrity, quality and caution.  This position encompasses a defined span of control and opportunity for someone who engenders trust, demonstrates a sense of urgency and assures consistent achievement of quality standards. It requires making decisions that support company guidelines authoritatively and quickly.
 
Primary Job Functions: The Financial Reporting & Internal Controls Manager is responsible for the leadership and oversight of external financial reporting requirements and ensuring the organization’s internal control environment is structured and administered in accordance with the Farm Credit System’s internal control framework.  Will need to possess a strong working knowledge of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR). Demonstrates leadership skills with all levels of the organization in the design, implementation and monitoring internal control activities. Works closely with the Controller, CFO, Senior Leadership Team and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors on internal controls and financial reporting. Manages relationships with key vendors and business partners. Serves to support audits and regulatory examinations. Performs other duties as required by Controller, CFO and/or CEO.
 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

 
  • Manage the Association’s quarterly and annual reporting requirements
  • Oversee completeness and accuracy of all financial reporting, manage financial reporting policies and procedures
  • Implement new accounting pronouncements that impact financial reporting
  • Design, develop, and implement/manage the execution of internal control environment
  • Administer the annual ICFR plan, monitor for control deficiencies and support management in the development of remediation plans
  • Provide subject matter expertise on risk assessment, control design/implementation, and guidance for remediation efforts
  • Serve as liaison between process owners, internal and external audit, be the primary liaison with Internal Audit regarding testing of internal controls
  • Support business operations with sound internal controls design and administration for process, operational and/or system changes
  • Promote a strong culture of internal controls within the Association
  • Develop and deliver internal control training as needed
 
Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or other related field
  • 3 to 5 years of applicable experience, including recent Sarbanes-Oxley compliance experience and/or related ICFR accounting experience (public or corporate)
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls over financial reporting and COSO 2013 framework
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Must be able to establish priorities, take initiative, work under time pressure, and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with senior management and external parties. Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, meet deadlines, and maintain focus
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel to/from branch offices or other facilities.
 
This opportunity includes:
  • Competitive compensation and excellent benefits package
  • 401(k) with Employer Match and Vesting
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
 
We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
 
 
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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at CFE-HR@agfirst.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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