Senior Accountant


Position Summary

Responsible for assisting the Director of Accounting and / or Controller with the daily operation of the Finance Department as it relates to accounting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1.      Responsible for assisting with the daily accounting operations of the Finance Department. 

2.      The position will assist the Controller with all accounting reconciliations, entries, various back up duties and the monthly financial closing process.

3.      The position will require working with bank management and facilitating accounting entries across bank departments.

4.      The position will also help the Chief Financial Officer with the preparation and review of all internal financial statements. 

5.      The position will require supervision of junior Accounting Staff in their daily accounting functions.

6.      The position may assist the External Reporting Manager with external financial statements that include regulatory reports such as bank call reports and SEC filings.

7.      The position will assist in the accounting function related to First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.

8.      The position will assist the CFO with transfer agent functions for the stock of First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.

9.      The position will assist in ensuring all required accounting documentation is collected, reviewed, approved, and passes all future reviews by internal and external auditors.

10.  Adheres to the BSA Policy and all other Bank Policies.

11.  Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • 5 years or more accounting experience (banking experience or public accounting experience preferred)
  • B.S. degree in Accounting
  • CPA license preferred
  • Knowledge of preparing financial statements, including audited or reviewed statements a plus.  Experience with regulatory reporting such as bank FDIC call reports or SEC financial filings a plus.
  • Experience in audit a plus.
  • Strong PC skills including excellent spreadsheet competence
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task as this position will require the incumbent to manage several different duties

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.


This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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