The Gerber State Bank of Argenta, IL, is a locally owned community bank that has an immediate opening for an ag lender and farm manager.

Job Purpose:

·         Maintain existing portfolio and develop new accounts

Loan Duties:

·         Evaluate loan applications and documentation by confirming credit worthiness

·         Maintain credit files on customers

·         Develop new customer relationships

Farm Management Duties:

·         Meet with farm tenants

·         General knowledge of government programs and crop insurance

·         Help plan marketing strategies

·         Help maintain farm records and reports

Preferred Job Requirements:

·         At least five years banking experience

·         Experience in ag lending

·         Basic knowledge on lending compliance

·         Management skills

Please email or mail resume to:

Larry Bennett

The Gerber State Bank

P.O. Box 410

Argenta, IL  62501

The Gerber State Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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First Secure Community Bank in Joliet is looking for an internal auditor to join our growing team! The selected candidate will participate in annual risk assessment and development of a risk-based audit program for the bank plan. Responsible for performing and evaluating audits of all operational and financial areas of the bank. Present findings and recommendations for improvements to bank management and the Audit Committee of the bank. Must also comply with all internal policies and procedures and Federal and State regulations and guidance.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent financial auditing experience with a bank or CPA firm or bank auditing consulting company.
  • More than five years of experience as an internal auditor with a bank is required.
  • Knowledge of banking laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of internal control framework and documentation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritize and organize concurrent responsibilities.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle delicate circumstances professionally.
Please send your resume to, or feel free to mail to:

Human Resources
First Secure Community Bank
2398 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435

EOE/Drug Free Workplace
LOCAL CANDIDATES - No Relocation Provided


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Senior Accountant Job Purpose:

The Senior Accountant provides both operational and programmatic support to the organization. The senior accountant is responsible for the accounting functions for the organization and supervises the reconciliation area of the bank. The senior accountant reports directly to the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and directly assists the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to accounting matters, taxes and regulatory filings and exams from an accounting standpoint.

Senior Accountant Job Duties:

  • Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the organization's mission and help execute staff succession and growth plans.
  • Prepare journal entries to record financial activity throughout the month
  • Conduct month-end close process
  • Calculate monthly tax entry and process it.
  • Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Assist CFO with implementation of new FASB and GAAP policies
  • Assist CFO in preparing queries and reports needed to manage and monitor operational and financial activity
  • Maintain and develop company accounting procedures and processes
  • Develop procedures to improve efficiency
  • Prepare monthly financial statement reports
  • Manage general ledger and assist month-end/year-end close processes
  • Completes projects by coordinating resources and timetables with user departments and vendors.
  • Verifies application results by reviewing and balancing key reports
  • Gather information and assist McGladrey tax professionals to support their preparation of our tax returns and any tax issues
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
  • Assist CFO in ensuring financial and IT issues identified by internal auditors, OCC examiners and/or external auditors are resolved timely and properly.
  • Prepare data for the issuance of financial information and regulatory and SEC filings, specifically, Call report, Form 8-K, 10-K, and 10-Q filings
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