Title

Financial Accountant I 


Description

“FIRST BUSINESS – Your Success Comes First!”

Join the winning team at First Business as a Financial Accountant!

First Business is a locally managed, Wisconsin-based, successful, entrepreneurial, and growth-oriented financial services company that specializes in focused financial solutions for businesses, key executives, and high net worth individuals through its operating companies. Our companies specialize in commercial banking, asset-based lending, equipment financing, retirement plans, investment management, and trustee services. We provide specifically tailored solutions to meet our clients’ financial goals.

First Business is a growing company with opportunities that are vital to the operations and success of the company.  We see our growth strategy as an opportunity to not only increase our market presence, but also to add top talent to our team of professionals. 

As a Financial Accountant, you will be responsible for completing financial accounting and financial reporting tasks including but not limited to month end close, general ledger reconciliations, completing processing routines for accounts payable, SEC reporting, management reporting as well as regulatory reporting.             

Specifically, as a Financial Accountant you will:

  • Play an integral role in ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of all month-end processing necessary to close the books and records of a group of assigned companies. 
  • Be responsible for preparing journal entries, analyzing the financial results of an assigned group of companies and compiling financial statements and analysis reports for Entity Presidents.
  • Complete assigned tasks associated with SEC filings, regulatory reports, preparing internal financial reports for management and the board of directors, and creating and automating financial reports out of our general ledger and management reporting system.
  • Assist in the accounts payable processing routine, including remitting vendor payments in a timely manner, coding transactions to ensure proper expense recognition, responding to internal and external customer inquiries regarding the nature and timing of expenses, maintaining 1099 records for vendors and reporting them to the IRS annually.
  • As part of SOX compliance, ensure that assigned tasks are completed timely and accurately and the appropriate level of scrutiny applied to each process and transaction, as well as complete a series of assigned general ledger reconciliations and process accounts payable transactions while adhering to established controls.
  • Complete a variety of other tasks as time permits and additional challenges are requested or required.         
  • Be expected to embrace change and identify process efficiencies to further advance the capacity of the team and department.
 

Position Requirements
  • 4 year accounting degree from an accredited institution required
  • Prior relevant experience preferred, but not required
  • Interest in pursuing, or already working towards the CPA designation desirable
  • Strong attention to detail, problem solving skills, and ability to prioritize work to meet numerous levels of deadlines
  • Exhibit strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to demonstrate significant focus and utilization of business computer applications
  • Demonstrated confidence and ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to work overtime during critical reporting periods, and function in a fast-paced work environment
 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Location Madison, WI  

About the Organization First Business Financial Services Nasdaq: FBIZ is the parent and holding company of the First Business family of companies. Our companies include: First Business Bank-Madison; First Business Bank-Milwaukee; First Business Bank-Northeast; First Business Trust & Investments; First Business Equipment Finance, LLC; First Business Factors; and First Business Capital Corp.



First Business is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



 


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