Monica Lockett

Assistant Controller

Conference of State Bank Supervisors

Job Summary

The Assistant Controller ensures that the routine operations of the accounting department are performed accurately and on a timely basis. This includes monitoring and reviewing the recording day-to-day transactions, account reconciliations and monthly close while maintaining a high-level of accuracy and compliance with internal controls.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

• Supervises and ensures timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and year-end closes

• Provide instruction to staff on how to handle non-routine/complex transactions

• Reviews all reconciliations to ensure the proper accounting and recognition

• Processes bi-monthly payroll and accompanying reconciliations

• Completes monthly fixed asset processing and reporting to include recognizing depreciation and amortization

• Assist the Controller in monitoring the accounting team’s workload to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources

• Manage preparation and review PBC work papers and reconciliations for the annual external audit, 401K audit, workmen’s compensation audit, and others

• Research FASB codification and apply technical accounting to ensure compliance with GAAP

• Identify and implement opportunities for process improvement while maintaining internal controls

• Serve as a resource for internal customers and understand their business needs

Additional Responsibilities

• Assist the Controller with financial analysis with various projects

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed and meet the amount of education, training and/or work experience required.

Education and Experience

CPA Strongly Preferred

Bachelor’s degree in accounting

9 - 11 years of experience in an accounting firm or within an accounting department is preferred

Prior experience supervising accounting staff preferred

Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and not-for-profit accounting

Knowledge of accounting policies, procedures and systems used within the department

Excellent analytical skills as well as outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on advanced Excel functions

Customer service experience-works and communicates with clients, customers and members to satisfy their expectations

Committed to quality service

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Solid data management skills

Critical thinking and problem solving

Experience with integrating and implementing financial management systems

Experience with ERP systems and other financial applications


Due to the nature of CSBS’s business in support of state financial services supervision, all CSBS employees have the potential of interacting with confidential information related to the supervision of financial services companies (“Confidential Supervisory Information”). As a result, in addition to general business conflicts of interest, all CSBS employees are expected to disclose conflicts of interest in financial services companies on at least an annual basis and to proactively avoid such conflicts.

Values Instilled Behaviors for Excellence

Member/ Customer Service

• Capability to build and value relationships

• Ability to prioritize work

• Advocate and advance member's goals


• Ability to give credit to others

• Have a “pitch in” attitude

• Learns from successes and setbacks


• Listens and learns from others

• Speaks the truth even when uncomfortable

• Ability to honor the expertise of others


• Recognizes the contributions of others

• Ability to consult and communication effectively

• Desires to make others successful


• Ability to preserve through adversity

• Willingness to experiment and take risks

• Plans ahead and is a forward-thinking individual

Leadership Competencies

Achievement Oriented Thinking

• Is a solutions-oriented thinker

• Has good time management skills

• Manages expectations of what is achievable

Change Management

• Asks questions and takes ownership for understanding why the change is happening and the risk of not changing actively

• Adopts the new habits, monitors own performance and checks self against the objectives and seeks help when they don’t match

• Identifies and mitigates obstacles


• Asks for and openly accepts feedback

• Recognizes and understands one’s moods, emotions and drives, as well as their effect on others

• Leaves room for doubt – realizes there is always room to grow

Working Conditions


General office

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only standards for the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required. CSBS has the right to revise this job description at any time. CSBS is an “at will” employer and as such, neither this job description nor your signature constitutes any form of contractual arrangement between you and CSBS