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Commerce Bank Corporate Accounting Manager – SEC/Financial Reporting in Kansas City, Missouri

About Working at Commerce

Wouldn’t it be great to build your career at a bank that’s known for helping people with their financial challenges? That’s exactly what you’d be doing when you join the team at Commerce Bank. We’re looking for teammates who are ready to do whatever it takes to help our customers with their everyday financial needs. You’d be helping yourself too, because Commerce has a tradition of recognizing and rewarding team members for their talent, skills and contributions.

No wonder we’ve been an industry leader for over 150 years and have developed a reputation as a great place to work in the financial services world. If you’d like to be a part of a team and culture that is respected by its peers and in your community, we should talk. We’re always looking for the best and brightest.

About This Job

The Corporate Accounting Manager will have ownership of the preparation and review of the Company’s quarterly and annual Form 10-Q and Form 10-K filings, as well as other financial statements prepared and issued by the Company. Additionally, the Corporate Accounting Manager will research technical accounting matters relevant to the Company and ensure compliance with accounting rules and disclosures requirements. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual, driven to produce quality work, and enthusiastic about continuous learning within a complex, dynamic industry. This position offers a hybrid working arrangement.

Essential Functions

  • Ownership of the Company’s Form 10-Q and Form 10-K quarterly and annual SEC filings, including:

  • Plan and oversee staffing resources utilized to prepare and review the financial statements

  • Monitor changes in accounting rules, identify new/updated disclosures required to be included, design new disclosures and updating existing disclosures

  • Review financial statements prepared by others

  • Review accounting disclosure checklists to ensure completeness of the financial statements

  • Review XBRL tagging prepared by others and evaluate the appropriateness of XBRL tags utilized

  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of the Company’s Form 10-Q and Form 10-K and deliver a completed product to Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting for review

  • Perform technical accounting research, including:

  • Monitor new and updated accounting rules and disclosure guidance

  • Provide peer disclosure comparisons for best practices and consistency

  • Research accounting questions and document conclusions

  • Organize accounting policy meetings and present new accounting pronouncements to the accounting management team

  • Oversee the Company’s derivative accounting and research new derivatives that the Company may enter

  • Lead, mentor and motivate team members to implement the department strategy and manage department workflow with guidance on departmental projects/issues, and provide coaching and development opportunities appropriate to each direct report's individual needs

  • Perform all necessary management functions, including hiring, evaluations, annual increase allocations and disciplinary action as required

  • Communicate decisions, priorities, and relevant information to team members effectively

  • Support budget management, planning and expenditure

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

  • Strong knowledge in performing technical accounting research and documenting conclusions

  • Strong knowledge in monitoring accounting and disclosure guidance

  • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to apply discretion and sound judgement to efficiently and effectively solve problems

  • Ability to drive results and balance management of organizational risk and meeting goals of the business

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate team members and foster a positive team environment that gives way to collaboration and unified goals

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the company, clearly expressing ideas and concepts both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to remain adaptable and resilient to all situations with an optimistic outlook and cast a positive shadow that is aligned with our culture and Core Values

  • Strong level proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required

  • 6+ years’ experience in Accounting required

  • 3+ years leadership/supervisory experience required

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required

Location: 1000 Walnut St, Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Time Type:

Full time

Commerce Bank has been awarded numerous awards for our company culture. We have been included on distinguished lists such as Forbes’ Best Midsized Employers, Forbes’ Best Employers for Women, and Korn Ferry’s Engaged Performance Award. You’ll see the difference for yourself when you join the team.

Why Commerce? (https://www.commercebank.com/careers/about-commerce)

Inclusion and Diversity at Commerce

How to Join Our Team (https://www.commercebank.com/careers/how-to-join-our-team)

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

Commerce Bank is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and believes that every individual should have the opportunity to work at a job for which he, she or they qualifies. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.