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Senior Accountant II

$60,000 – $75,000 yearly

Fifth Third Bank

Last Updated: 4/24/24

Job Description

Job Description

GENERAL FUNCTION: Conducts complex assignments involving accounting projects. Provides training and guidance to less experienced staff. Assumes responsibility and accountability for developing and maintaining accurate and detailed accounting records and responsible for preparing financial statements and reports. Plays key role in the month end closing duties and reporting.

Responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers and colleagues, and ensures that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Bank’s risk appetite, achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.


  • Accurately maintains complex accounting records and performs all related accounting functions.
  • Oversees preparation of daily entries and monitoring of accounts. Maintains account balances.
  • Prepares complex accounting journal entries and monthly financial statements where applicable.
  • Maintains current accounting policies and practices.
  • Ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Reconciliation and resolution of outages from complex accounts.
  • Responsible for assisting in performing complex special accounting projects.
  • Optimizing the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Continuous Improvement:
  • Continuously searches for process improvements within our organization in an effort to automate and simplify.
  • Leverages technology to enhance efficiency and productivity.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve the accounting processes and plays a key role in the integration of a new accounting system.
  • Coordinates month end accounting activities with other departments, divisions and affiliates.
  • Ensures that all accounting entries and reports are completed on a timely and accurate basis in accordance with Bancorp accounting policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ensures the completion and accuracy of all account reconciliations.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate business relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Provides training and guidance to less experienced accountants.
  • Allocates work and reviews work of less experienced staff accountants.
  • Works with staff accountants to set and achieve department objectives.
  • Guides and advises subordinates.
  • Develops cross training programs and ensures the adequate delegation of duties and responsibilities.
  • Resolves routine personnel issues.
  • Responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of the Bancorp’s accounting information and input into the financial systems.
  • Responsible for assisting in G/L account setup and maintenance.
  • Responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of G/L accounting and reporting changes.
  • Responsible for daily G/L uploads and ensuring the operational effectiveness of the system.
  • Prepares various complex financial statements and monthly reports.
  • Daily, monthly, and quarterly financial statements.
  • Assists examiners in carrying out examinations of the Bancorp (Audit, Government, etc.).
  • Responds to inquiries from management, auditors and other authorities regarding the accounting issues, data in reports and financial statements issued by the department, policies, and procedures.


Typically will include informal leading of more junior accountants on workflow items or projects.Could be assigned as a formal supervisor of 1-3 accountants for day to day workflow.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics required. Masters Degree or other certification (CPA, CMA, etc.) preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of industry or public accounting related experience. Banking or accounting related experience required.
  • Proficient in advanced spreadsheet applications such as Excel, Microsoft Word, etc.
  • Demonstrate ability to learn and understand Bancorp systems such as Frontier, Mobius, Raft, Business Objects & TM1.
  • Excellent communications, organization and follow up skills.
  • Excellent people/relationship building skills.
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to apply critical thought process.
  • Capable of prioritizing and organizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly & concisely with other Finance Staff, managers and department leaders. May also interact with senior management & executive leaders

Company Details

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States