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FirstBank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Mortgage Accounting Anaylst

Territory: Franklin, TN

Responsible for month end processing of line of business income statement, balance sheet reporting and variance analysis

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  •  Month End Mortgage, five Lines of Business Unit Reporting:  
    • Process month end general ledger data and product data
    • Process all Purchase Advices and/or funding entries and resolve any discrepancies
    • Reconcile all Mortgage Loans In Process account data to source data/documents
    • Research all discrepancies in AS400 and explain variances in detail from one period to the next
  •   Reporting
    • Assist in reviewing Mortgage financial results and reports and preparing analysis that identifies profit and expense saving opportunities
    • Prepare and design database to support planning and reporting
    • Produce month end business unit profitability reports, balance sheet reports and variance reports
    • Identify and research variances
    • Assist department manager in interpreting and researching variances
    • Develop variance schedules and reports for the prior and current year’s budget
    • Assist and help manage forecasting processes 
  •  Month End Profit Center Reporting
    • Compile month end Profit Center Ratio and Expense Report
    • Ensure all information reconciles to GL
    • Identify, research and communicate significant variances
    • Assist branch/department manager in answering questions
    • Maintain a monthly log of variances and variance explanations
    • Determine variance impact on forecast (i.e. one time variance or ongoing)
  •  Month End Variance Analysis
    • Assist department manager in identifying significant variances to prior period and budget
    • Navigate through AS400 and queries to determine variance root causes
    • Develop analytical tools to and in quickly researching variances and communicating root causes to department manager
  •  Adhere to Policy and Procedures - Responsible for all compliance with bank policies, procedures, and operational integrity. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience 

  •  BA degree required with an emphasis in Mathematics, Finance or Accounting
  •  3-5 years of relevant experience in accounting or finance
  •  MBA and/or CPA degree is a plus

Computer Skills 

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have intermediate knowledge in Excel (pivot tables, look up tables, etc) and Word.  Must also have working knowledge of AS400 and the use of querying tools also helpful.

Other Skills and Abilities 

  •  Must have knowledge of accounting principles  
  •  Must have an understanding of banking principals (debits, credits, assets, liabilities) 
  •  Knowledge of Funds Transfer Pricing, preferred 
  •  Proven ability to perform balance sheets and profit loss account reconciliations and analysis 
  •  Must have the ability to worker greater than 40 hours/week at various times throughout the year.
  •  Ability to handle multiple tasks in a time sensitive manner

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