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Stockman Bank of Montana ASSISTANT CONTROLLER in Miles City, Montana


Our people, philosophy, and the way we do business have positioned Stockman Bank as Montana’s premier financial center for business leaders, agriculture operators, commercial developers, and real estate owners. We are a Montana-born company, built on western values, focused on creating long-standing relationships through integrity, expertise, and results. Our offices are locally managed and community-oriented, allowing us to best serve our customers. Our workforce is well trained and competent, and our work environment encourages productivity, personal growth, and job satisfaction.

Position General Responsibilities:

The Assistant Controller is responsible for assisting in the oversight of accounting transactions and financial reporting for the Bank and its affiliate companies, under the general supervision of the Chief Accounting Officer. This is achieved by helping to ensure accounting practices are being performed in accordance with the bank’s policies and procedures, regulatory accounting rules, state/federal tax requirements, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Assistant Controller will also assist in the general strategic direction of the accounting function, including internal controls and financial reporting systems.

A key goal of this position is to prepare for and eventually assume the role of Controller as part of the company’s succession planning process.

Employees Supervised:

Direct oversight, training, and mentoring of various processes and certain accounting department staff is expected.

Education, Experience and Certification Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

a. Requires a BS/BA in finance/accounting or in a similar field and five (5) years of qualifying strategic financial accounting experience or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.

b. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple complex tasks and maintain a high level of accuracy in completing accounting related duties.

c. Demonstrated ability to learn and use IT-based office/accounting systems and adapt to change.

Preferred Qualifications

a. Bank/financial institution specific accounting experience is preferred.

b. Past supervisory experience is beneficial.

c. CPA or CMA designation is beneficial.

Position Specific Responsibilities, Duties and Competencies:

Accounting Systems / General Ledger

a. Assist in the preparation, posting, and review of various journal entries for the bank and its affiliates.

b. Assist in the completion and review of various general ledger account reconcilements.

c. Assist in the completion and management of various monthly, quarterly, and annual financial closing processes.

d. Assist in the design and maintenance of effective internal controls and appropriate accounting policies and procedures.

e. Assist in the completion of complex accounting activities including consolidations, eliminations, and inter-company activities.

f. Assist in the design, completion, and oversight of accounting projects as assigned.

Financial Reporting

a. Assist in the preparation of various managerial and board-level internal financial reports of the bank and its affiliates.

b. Assist in the preparation of external financial reports of the bank and its affiliates to ensure compliance with various reporting requirements, including quarterly regulatory reports and annual audited financial statements.

Other Accounting Responsibilities

a. Assist in the oversight of various payroll-related functions.

b. Assist in the evaluation and implementation of new accounting standards and pronouncements.

c. Assist in the completion and submission of financial information for various third parties, including tax preparers, auditors, consultants, and regulatory agencies.

d. Assist in the supervision, motivation, training, and team building of accounting department staff as part of a department leadership role.

e. Assist senior management requests to serve in various back-up or project leadership roles.

Sales/Public Relations

a. Promote the improvement of Stockman Bank through quality customer service, promotion of products, professionalism in conduct, and a diligent work ethic.

b. Handle transactions quickly and professionally.

c. Effectively handle customer questions and problems.

Federal Regulation

Maintain a working knowledge of the Bank's written policies and procedures that apply to and concern this position’s area of responsibility, including general regulations such as the Bank Secrecy Act, Regulation CC, Regulation E, Bank Security, and various other Federal and State regulations as they apply.

Note: Only minimum responsibilities are listed. Other responsibilities may be required as requested by management. Specific responsibilities and duties are listed in order of general descending priority. However, priorities may shift as often as a day-to-day basis at the direction and discretion of management.

Physical and Mental Demands: (The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Occasionally = 0-33% of shift Frequently = 34-66% of shift Constantly = 67-100% of shift

a. Constantly required to hear, write, and read. Constantly involved in social interactions which frequently require oral communications and frequently require written communications. Reasoning and judgment are constantly used/required on the job.

b. Frequently sit, talk, reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects and keyboard. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Frequently maintain attentiveness duration and attentiveness intensity and has co-worker support.

c. Mathematics, memory, estimating and problem-solving are constantly used/required on the job.

d. Occasionally the employee must stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Occasionally required to drive a vehicle. Frequently the employee performs routine tasks and frequently has both guidance and reinforcement available.

e. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

a. Constantly works with others, around others, with co-workers in other departments or branches in person and via telephone. Constantly works indoors, in confined areas and is exposed to the risk of electrical shock.

b. Frequently works around noise (moderate level).

c. Occasionally the employee works alone.

d. Occasionally the employee works outdoors.

Company Functions and Expectations:

Technical Knowledge

Has the technical knowledge and analytical skills to fulfill job duties in a positive manner. Keeps abreast of new and changing developments in industry/field especially as it pertains to the individual’s position. Has the ability to analyze situations and react accordingly.


Expresses information/thoughts clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form. Keeps communication channels open with subordinates and supervisors. Responds promptly to calls or inquiries in a courteous and professional manner. Communication is effective and efficient.


Establishes priorities, sets goals and meets deadlines in an accurate and efficient manner. Organizes overall workflow and working area. Quickly identifies problems, makes timely decisions, and notifies affected personnel. Plans effectively to ensure timely completion of duties.


Is willing to assist others to ensure deadlines are met. Provides assistance to less experienced personnel when needed. Informs appropriate personnel of significant issues in a timely manner. Works well in a group environment and with supervisor. Models professionalism by addressing others with appropriate actions and appearance within professional boundaries.

Customer Service Culture

Employees will strive for outstanding, professional, and courteous service to our customers and anyone who visits our facility.