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U.S. Bank Sustainability Controller in Cincinnati, Ohio

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

The Sustainability Controller will provide strategic support and governance to USB for ongoing compliance with SEC, global, and local reporting regulations. The role will bring accounting and finance expertise to strategizing data collection processes, internal controls, and executive and committee reporting in support of external disclosures partnering with Corporate Finance and lines of business across the organization.

The role will represent the Corporate Controller and Finance in leading the Company's external reporting for SEC required climate disclosures as well as providing governance to controlled process to ensure consistency to all other global and local sustainability related reporting.

Duties :

  • Establishing processes and internal controls around sustainability reporting

  • Developing materiality standards for reporting of sustainability disclosures across the organization

  • Synchronize qualitative and quantitative reporting, maintaining consistency for the company’s external disclosures in each of its reporting forums

  • Work with existing external and internal reporting groups to enhance processes and controls for inclusion of climate and sustainability related disclosures

  • Prepare and lead internal communications to executive level management and Committee reporting

  • Lead the processes for the preparation, review, and delivery of related reporting

  • Provide leadership on behalf of Corporate Controller and Finance to business lines and other corporate functions

  • Support the coordination of the external audit firm’s and regulatory activities related to sustainability reporting

The successful candidate shows self-initiative, can approach process evaluation from a global, cross-business line and cross-reporting perspective, is deliberate and diligent in project and task management to ensure deadlines are met, and can influence others within the organization. The person who is the best fit for this job is the one who can synthesize required tasks into a greater whole to conclude on areas for improvement, while staying focused on the ultimate objective of managing business, operational, and financial reporting risk, within the framework of various other risk management practices at the Bank.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • A combination of at least 12 years progressive experience in public accounting, internal audit or external financial reporting (SEC Reporting).

  • Maintains or is currently pursuing professional certifications, such as a CPA (Active or Inactive)

  • An MBA or a four-year business degree from an accredited university, preferably with a major in accounting or finance

  • Financial institution experience

  • Expertise in financial reporting of financial institutions

  • Proficient analytical abilities to analyze business processes and determine their impact on operations and financial reporting

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with business partners, audit teams, and program management

  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives concurrently to ensure deadlines and requirements are met

The role offers a hybrid/flexible schedule, which means there's an in-office expectation of 3 or more days per week and the flexibility to work outside the office location for the other days.

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants (https://careers.usbank.com/global/en/disability-accommodations-for-applicants) .


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (https://eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf) EEO poster.


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program (https://careers.usbank.com/verification-of-eligibility-for-employment) .

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, U.S. Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401(k) contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $165,325.00 - $194,500.00 - $213,950.00

Job postings typically remain open for approximately 20 days of the posting date listed above, however the job posting may be closed earlier should it be determined the position is no longer required due to business need. Job postings in areas with a high volume of applicants, such as customer service, contact center, and Financial Crimes investigations, remain open for approximately 5 days of the posting listed date.