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Last Updated: 5/19/24

Job Description

The Controllership Manager is responsible for various Accounting processes, financial reporting and control implementation and/or monitoring that are found in a typical financial institution accounting department. This role is responsible for ensuring all responsibilities of the area are performed as expected to meet the needs of the business and compliant with GAAP and Bread Financial accounting policies, ensures that General Ledger Account Reconciliations completed by others are done timely and accurately with appropriate supporting documentation, and conducts and oversees various analysis and reports that are prepared for senior management and other customers within the business.

Job Summary

Essential Job Functions:

  • Leadership: Leads, develops and coaches a team of accounting professionals - hiring, teaching, coaching, goal setting. Ability to completing/conducting performance evaluations by providing continuous feedback. Recognizing/celebrating accomplishments of team members. Lead both direct reports and other associates to accomplish company initiatives.

  • Accounting Principles: Validate company financial statements including income statement and balance sheet are correct each month for month end close. Review monthly Balance Sheet Account Reconciliations for schedule accuracy and supporting documentation validation. Verify that GAAP and Bread Financial Accounting Policies are being followed. Ensure proper accounting controls (SOX control environment) are in place and functioning as designed. Review processes to find efficiencies as a result of redundancy or unnecessary tasks being performed. Ensure timely and accurate responses are provided to internal/external customers. Utilize effective time management skills to balance various tasks. Apply knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams to execute daily work.

  • Relationship Management: Effectively work with non-Accounting departments in meeting the needs of external clients and internal customers. Serve as a subject matter expert on Accounting processes within the areas overseen. Communicate effectively with higher level management within the Accounting department as well as auditors.

  • Financial Analysis: Lead team to operate in an often-ambiguous environment which will call for investigation/discovery by asking probing questions to discover the root cause of issues. Additionally, being able to create, vet, propose, provide oversite, and drive solutions to completion will be essential. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to assist staff in complex and challenging items. Responsible for detailed understanding the “why” behind complex accounting topics and business operations. Provides thorough analysis on complex topics to include challenges, cause/effect and final resolution. Utilizes depth of business and technical knowledge and experience to anticipate required changes to current and future processes. Understands complexities between business operations in order to provide financial impact to management. Willingness to think outside of the box in terms of problem solving.

  • Project Management: Lead process improvements and initiatives. Project manage initiatives from gathering requirements, following up with key resources, documenting project decisions and implementing the initiative. Driving improvements to policies, procedures, and processes that improve consistency, accuracy and timeliness as well as strengthen internal controls. Establishes clear controls & monitoring as a result of the issues management process, including governance, self-assessments, testing, reporting, communication and training. Self-starter with ability to work independently and multitask to meet deadlines. Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy by analyzing data and drawing conclusions based upon the data. Establish and meet critical deadlines while prioritizing multiple activities and complex projects simultaneously.
Reports to Sr. Manager, Accounting or higher
Direct Reports: 1-6 direct reports
Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements
  • This position is hybrid with an onsite schedule of 4 - 5 days per month.
  • In-office requirements are subject to change based on business needs. This position is currently available to candidates that reside within 60 miles of Columbus, OH.
  • Normal office environment, some travel may be required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Accounting, Finance, or Business related
  • Five or more years work experience in Accounting, journal entries, account reconciliations, internal controls, analysis and reporting.
Preferred Experience:
  • Certification – Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, professional certification relevant to accounting, auditing, financial, or risk management fields
  • Seven or more years work experience
  • One year of direct personnel supervision. Accounting, journal entries, account reconciliations, internal controls, analysis and reporting. Basic understanding and research of technical accounting and US GAAP.
  • Systems experience: Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams, PeopleSoft, Blackline

This job description is illustrative of the types of duties typically performed by this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of each and every essential function of the job. Because job content may change from time to time, the Company reserves the right to add and/or delete essential functions from this job at any time.

Typical Starting Range:
$97,900.00 - $177,400.00

Full Salary Range for position:
California: $112,600.00 - $221,800.00
Colorado: $97,900.00 - $186,300.00
New York: $107,700.00 - $221,800.00
Washington: $102,800.00 - $204,000.00

The actual base pay within this range may be dependent upon many factors, which may include, but are not limited to, work location, education, experience, and skills.

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Bread Financial offers medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and other voluntary benefits (including basic and optional life insurance, supplemental medical plans, and short and long-term disability) to eligible associates (regular full-time associates scheduled to work 30 hours per week or more) and their spouses/domestic partners, and child(ren) under the age of 26. New associate elected coverage begins on date of hire (with the exception of disability coverage which has a 6-month waiting period). Six weeks of 100% paid parental leave for eligible parents is available after a 180-day waiting period. Hired associates can immediately enroll in Bread Financial’s 401(k) plan.

All associates receive 11 paid holidays. Associates have discretion in managing their time away from work through the Flexible Time Off (FTO) program and may need to notify and receive approval from their manager prior to taking the time off. Associates (except those located in Illinois) receive 80 hours of Paid Sick and Safe Time (“PSST”) upon hire and at the beginning of each subsequent calendar year. Illinois associates receive 40 hours of Illinois PSST upon hire and at the beginning of each subsequent calendar year and 40 hours of Illinois Paid Leave upon hire and at the beginning of each subsequent calendar year. Illinois Paid Leave must be used before associates in Illinois will be approved to take FTO.

Hired associates will be able to elect the purchase company stock during offering periods in June and December. You will be eligible for an annual incentive bonus based on individual and company performance.

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About Bread Financial

At Bread Financial, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, give back to your community, and be part of our award-winning culture. We’ve been consistently recognized as a best place to work nationally and in many markets and we’re proud to promote an environment where you feel appreciated, accepted, valued, and fulfilled—both personally and professionally. Bread Financial supports the overall wellness of our associates with a diverse suite of benefits and offers boundless opportunities for career development and non-traditional career progression.

Bread FinancialTM is a tech-forward financial services company providing simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. The company creates opportunities for its customers and partners through digitally enabled choices that offer ease, empowerment, financial flexibility and exceptional customer experiences. Driven by a digital-first approach, data insights and white-label technology, Bread Financial delivers growth for its partners through a comprehensive suite of payment solutions that includes private label and co-brand credit cards and Bread Pay™ buy now, pay later products. Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer products that give customers more access, choice and freedom through its branded Bread CashbackTM American Express® Credit Card and Bread SavingsTM products.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Bread Financial is powered by its approximately 7,000 global associates and is committed to sustainable business practices.

  • Bread Financial offers competitive pay, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).
  • The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for the Company.
  • The Company participates in E-Verify.
  • The Company will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act. Applicants with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.
  • The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and all applicable state/local laws. The Company will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process. Applicants with disabilities may contact the Company to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact the Recruiting Team at

Company Details

Columbus, Ohio, United States
Bread Financial (NYSE: BFH) is a tech-forward financial services company providing simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. We offer a comprehensive product suite that includes private label and co-brand credit cards, as well as buy now, pay later (BNPL) options. Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer solutions through our branded Bread Cashback American Express® Credit...