AVP of Accounting
Tullahoma, TN 
Posted 15 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
AVP of Accounting
Category Accounting
Job Locations US-TN-Tullahoma
Job ID 2020-2577
Type Active - Full Time Salary
About Us

Ascend is the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest credit unions in the United States, with approximately $2.5 billion in assets.  With an occupation-based field of membership, Ascend is focused on the expansion and diversification of the select employee groups it serves, which creates greater security for the credit union and its member-owners.  Approximately 650 employees serve more than 207,000 members from 28 Middle Tennessee locations and the Corporate Headquarters. 

Ascend recognizes that its employees are critical to the credit union's sustained success and future growth. Our employees are the face of the credit union and their personal successes fuel the success of the team. Through collaboration between employees, management, our membership and our Board, we fuel an engine that propels the credit union forward.

What We Offer

Thank you for your interest in a career with Ascend Federal Credit Union! Being employed by Ascend is vastly different than just holding a job. The credit union prides itself on providing employees rewarding career opportunities, competitive benefits and a unique work culture. The credit union's commitment to its employees is fostered by its commitment to the member-owners, ensuring dedicated and engaged employees to serve the membership. Ascend's vision to be the most loved credit union in our market by employees and members alike has earned the credit union distinctions including Federal Credit Union of the Year (NAFCU, 2015), Best Credit Union to Work For (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) and Training Top 125 (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).


Ascend offers a GREAT Total Rewards Package Including:

    Competitive compensation
  • Culture that prides itself on promoting from within
  • Bonus potential
  • 100% Company paid medical premiums and long term disability (Full-time)
  • Company paid life insurance and AD&D
  • Impressive 401(k) match program
  • Voluntary programs such as dental, vision, additional group term life, accident, cancer, short term disability and critical illness coverage (Full-time)
  • Paid Time Off that accrues based on length of service
  • Tuition assistance
  • Ten paid holidays each year (Full-time)

Develop, manage, and maintain all activities of the accounting department ensuring that procedures adhere to generally accepted accounting principles, credit union policies and federal credit union regulations. Oversee management of the daily functions of the department and incorporate credit union strategic initiatives into the operations of the accounting department.

  • Effectively oversee the accounting department functions including supervising personnel, evaluating and improving workflows, and implementing technologies that support the department and credit union, ensuring optimal performance.
  • Provide leadership to assigned personnel through the clear establishment of objectives and expectations, the proper delegation and balance of duties, and clear professional communication. Conduct and review performance appraisals as required. Formulate and implement corrective actions as needed. Ensure that staffing levels are appropriate and human resources are effectively utilized. Ensure employees are properly trained and have access to appropriate technology and systems to perform their jobs effectively. 
  • Regularly assess workflow of the department and the impact of credit union policies to the group. Evaluate and make recommendations when appropriate that will benefit and provide greater efficiencies. Ensure policy and procedure changes are implemented. 
  • Maintain vendor relationships, coordinate vendor changes, research and correct problems and processing issues. Manage the testing of upgrades and enhancements of department systems in coordination with the Information Technology Department. Assist with negotiations on contracts that impact accounting operations, perform due diligence, obtain references, and provide recommendations.
  • Oversee the monthly balancing and reconciliation of all general ledger accounts, third party investment portfolio reports, and preparation of supporting schedules. Ensure that all accounts are balanced, and financials are closed each month-end in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for preparing and reviewing supplementary schedules to assist with preparation of monthly and quarterly financial and regulatory reports. Provide other month-end reports as needed.
  • Responsible for managing budget to actual tracking within the general ledger.
  • Ensure accounting function and credit union is following applicable regulations and guidelines.
  • Serve as point of contact for any audit, risk assessment, and regulatory exam.
  • Serve as Accounting Department liaison for credit union projects. Read all internal publications including Source and Possibilities.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field
  • Five to eight years of similar or related experience.
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of problem-solving skills to coordinate accounting functions.
  • A high degree of poise and tact to represent the credit union positively in outside contacts of importance to the credit union.
  • Working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office Suite with proficiency using Excel
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • Possession of a valid, unrestricted driver's license.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Previous financial institution experience desired.
  • Advanced Accounting or Finance degree and accounting related certifications beneficial.
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Ascend Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Ascend Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Ascend Federal Credit Union to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, religion, sex, disability, national origin or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 8 years
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