Commercial Loan Review Officer

Growing Midlands financial institution is seeking an experienced banking professional for its commercial loan review function.   Position is responsible for verifying the validity of the established loan system and performing various examinations of the Bank’s loan portfolio to determine overall accordance with Bank policy and approved lending limits, to review credit information to ensure loans are adequately supported, to identify, report and track problem loans, to analyze loan risk gradings and monitor levels of acceptable risk.

  • Examine all loans presented at Senior Credit Committee monthly meetings to determine whether credit corrections are required and track accordingly.
  • Examine loans under $100M and track corrections.
  • Inspect all loans that are of a speculative nature and report them to Chief Risk Officer.
  • Analyze Policy Exceptions Report to detect trends and lending concentrations. Compile data into a report for Chief Risk Officer.
  • Organize and conduct Quarterly Rated Loan Reviews of all loans risk-rated below Standard.
  • Prepare and present Loan and Lease Loss Reserve Report including economic updates, loan migration analysis, and specific loan allocation analysis to the Loan Committee of the Bank Board of Directors.
  • Assist Chief Risk Officer with the Annual Review of all loans $750M or greater.
  • Make periodic, specific purpose examinations of the portfolios of specific lenders, industries, and loan classifications unilaterally and/or at the request of the Chief Risk Officer.
  • Work with lenders to reduce/eliminate past due loans.
  • Coordinate action plans for Bank’s loan workout portfolio including coaching lenders in different approaches to reduce unwanted Bank credit risk exposure.
  • Assume primary account management responsibility in workout situations.
  • Liaison with legal community in commercial loan collection scenarios.
  • Coordinate Bank’s ongoing efforts to reduce financial statement exceptions.

Job qualifications are as follow:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of related experience in loan review, commercial workouts, or commercial lending; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups.
  • Ability to maintain professional focus in highly adversarial environments.
  • Ability to compute complex math calculations.
  • Proven problem-solving and analytical skills.  Ability to interpret a variety of information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Strong interviewing, negotiating, and coaching skills.
  • Working knowledge of the bankruptcy system.
  • Proficiency in FDIC policies and procedures regarding commercial lending.
  • Proficiency in using personal computers and office products (e.g., Word, Excel).

To $90K.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO2205

 

Tax Analyst (Interim)

Large Columbia employer is seeking an experienced tax professional for a nine-month interim assignment.  Principal duties will include preparation of various federal and state income tax returns, as well as researching tax issues and preparing work papers for various book-to-tax differences. Preparation of tax accounting journal entries, preparation of account reconciliations, and participation in the preparation of the monthly/quarterly/yearly reports for various agencies is required.  Perform year-end accrual review and prepare the tax provision.  Keep abreast of current tax developments, especially for South Carolina. Respond to ad hoc management requests.

We are seeking a candidate with 5+ years of tax experience in public accounting (including providing tax services to corporate clients) or in a corporate tax function. Experience with ONESOURCE or GoSystem strongly preferred.  CPA, Masters-Tax, or equivalent ideal.

To $40.00 per hour.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO1805

Financial Accountant

Columbia insurance company is seeking a financial professional to be responsible for technical accounting and reconciliations. This role will support the finance team in the completion of financial statements in accordance with GAAP and statutory accounting principles and will assist in the redesign and implementation of technical accounting process, including documentation of SOX controls.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Perform reinsurance calculations
  • Responsible for reinsurance billing and maintaining relationships with reinsurance brokers and affiliates
  • Prepare payment requests to settle reinsurer balances
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations and resolve any discrepancies; create journal entries and adjustments when necessary
  • Prepare collateral calculations and interact with reinsurers to ensure adequate funding
  • Perform analytical review of financial results for assigned business and prepare commentary or explanations for period development
  • Provide responses for questions concerning financial results
  • Prepare profit sharing commission calculations related to reinsurance contracts
  • Prepare Schedule F for annual regulatory reporting
  • Assist with preparation of reports and statements for various state and regulatory filings
  • Assist and provide support for internal/external audits and budget processes
  • In addition to key responsibilities, you may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as the company may reasonably require. Experience in operational accounting close work, performing data review and calculation of technical results

We are seeking a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with 5-7 years of corporate accounting experience, ideally in the insurance industry. CPA, MBA strongly preferred. Must have experience in operational accounting close work, performing data review, and calculation of technical results. Experience in reinsurance accounting strongly preferred. Must have strong working knowledge of general ledger systems, GAAP, and statutory accounting principles and possess advanced Excel skills.

To $70K.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO0305

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Manufacturer in Northeast Columbia is seeking an experienced Accounts Receivable Specialist to perform the following duties:

  • Mail/email invoices to customers daily, update sales journal daily and reconcile to sales on general ledger
  • Collect payment from customers – send out weekly statement to customers for upcoming due invoices, pursue payment proactively, follow up on past due invoices aggressively.
  • Maintain payment receipt journal and reconcile daily with bank deposit/credit
  • Work with customers in a professional and effective manner to timely resolve price/quantity discrepancies (expect to resolve no more than 60 days)
  • Maintain AR collection report with collection history
  • For ME closing – Prepare monthly royalty fee entry, cash deposit entry, and any other assigned JE, prepare account reconciliation for AR accounts, and others as appropriate.
  • Prepare AR aging reports at month end
  • Set up new vendors in SAP
  • Any other tasks within accounting team

Required skills and abilities: 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder
  • Associates Degree in Accounting or related field (preferred) AND
  • 2+ years of Accounts Receivable experience OR
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP accounting software experience (preferred)
  • Extensive experience with Excel, specifically pivot tables
  • Experience working within the manufacturing or professional services industries

To $45K.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO2704

Senior Auditor – Public Accounting

Well-respected, growing CPA firm in downtown Columbia is seeking an experienced senior professional for its audit staff.  Candidate will participate in the planning, execution, supervision, and completion of audit engagements for clients in a range of industries.

We are seeking a degreed accountant with 3+ years of senior-level audit/assurance experience at a CPA firm.  CPA or progress toward CPA exam strongly preferred.

Market salary.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO1804

Collector (Risk Management)

Midlands credit union has an immediate need for an experienced collector.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

  • Assumes responsibility for the effective and professional performance of collections functions.
  • Receives delinquency reports from the computer system and verifies the status of the accounts.
  • Follows up on delinquent accounts by telephone, and correspondence to secure a satisfactory resolution to the repayment problem.
  • Discusses possible financial arrangements, informs members of potential legal actions, and suggests financial counseling to arrive at suitable payment arrangements. Continues to collect until the account becomes current, a write-off, bankruptcy, or attorney account. Makes early contact with members to collect and keep them informed of account status.
  • Utilizes effective human relations skills and various forms of persuasion to present a positive company image in an already negative situation. Calms irate members and answers questions and complaints relevant to department functions. Determines reasons for delinquencies and works toward permanent solutions.
  • Minimizes losses by early actions.
  • Utilizes further appropriate collection methods if initial attempts do not secure required payment. Suggests consolidations and financial counseling.
  • Recommends and completes small claims court complaints and postjudgment actions, including garnishments and supplemental orders.  Recommends possible charge-offs.
  • Performs collections efforts in accordance with company policies and procedures and ensures they are legally compliant.
  • Assists in department and on special projects as needed.
  • Complies with all federal, state, and organizational policies, procedures, and processes, including (but not limited to) the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
  • Assumes responsibility for the efficient administration of collections activities.
  • Keeps accurate and up-to-date activity reports on late, potentially late, and delinquent accounts.
  • Documents all collection actions taken, including telephone conversations, alternative financial arrangements, and correspondence on the collection system.
  • Researches accounts that appear on late and potentially late records to ensure that company errors are detected promptly. Provides members the opportunity to fully explain their account status.
  • Maintains the company’s professional reputation throughout collections operations and in all contacts with members.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Develops contacts with credit bureaus and other financial institutions. Uses shared information to effectively minimize company losses
  • Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective communication and coordination with Company personnel.
  • Assists area personnel as needed.
  • Keeps management informed of activities, progress toward established objectives, and of any significant problems.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.
  • Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
  • Stays informed of changes in collections policies, procedures, and related legal requirements
  • Ensures work area is clean, secure, and well maintained.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Knowledge of collection procedures and related laws and regulations.
  • Understanding of Company policies. Familiar with default and enforcement clauses
  • Basic understanding of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
  • Previous collection experience
  • Accuracy and thoroughness in work.
  • Excellent communication, telephone, and public relations skills.
  • Ability to work well independently.
  • Ability to work well in stressful situations.
  • Ability to operate related computer applications and other business equipment including
  • calculator, copy machine, printer, telephone, fax

To $47K.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO2002

 

Manager-Investment Accounting

Growing real estate investment company has a high-profile opportunity for a strong accounting professional with real estate experience.  The Manager-Investment Accounting will manage all aspects of property accounting for the company’s investments, including the closing process, property financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, and reforecasting.  Specific duties include the following:

  • Supervise, manage and direct day-to-day activities of property accounting and staff, including recurring journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, variance reports and internal/external  financial reporting
  • Oversee and ensure timely and accurate monthly close of the property general ledgers and creation of property level financial statements
  • Review budget to actual explanations by line item for all properties and determine the key drivers of budget to actual property Net Operating Income variances
  • Partner with the Director – Investment Accounting and the Managing Director – Asset Management on the budgeting and reforecasting process for all properties
  • Partner with the Asset Management team to review accounts receivable detail along with the operations teams to determine the required bad debt reserves and to ensure all income is billed in accordance with lease terms, including review of monthly accruals and annual reconciliations of recovery items
  • Partner with various property operations groups to identify value creation opportunities at the property level that will drive efficiencies into the leasing and property valuation process and increase cash flow through sales reporting, percentage rent, and expense recoveries
  • Play a key role in the Company’s financial reporting process including the preparation of the quarterly report and annual audited financial statements
  • Provide sound advice relative to potential financial implications of proposed transactions, acquisitions, and dispositions and interact with all levels within the Company to ensure proper recording of financial transactions
  • Manage departmental projects that deploy updated processes and technology to create efficiencies and automate manual tasks
  • Assist with special projects or tasks to support the overall Company’s goals
  • Maintain and document policies and procedures around financial reporting, internal controls, and accounting system infrastructure

Position will supervise a staff of 2-3 and report to Director-Investment Accounting.

This opportunity requires a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and 5-8 years of experience specifically in real estate property accounting.  A focus on retail or office space preferred.   Masters degree or CPA preferred but not required.  Experience with Yardi software ideal.

To $120K plus attractive bonus potential.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO1101

 

Senior Public Accounting Openings

Well-respected Columbia CPA firms are seeking experienced audit and tax professionals.

  • Large local firm in Columbia needs a Senior Auditor with 3-5 years of experience to plan, organize, and lead audit engagements for corporate clients.  CPA strongly preferred.
  • Full-service Kershaw County CPA firm is seeking a degreed accountant with 0-5 years of public accounting experience for audit and/or tax roles.  Must be CPA or CPA candidate.  Audit role requires some travel.
  • Established regional CPA firm is seeking a Tax Manager for its Columbia office.  Must be CPA with 5+ years of solid technical tax consulting skills in a public accounting or law firm setting.

Market compensation.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO1206