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“I would like to personally welcome you to Leighton State Bank, your hometown bank. Since our humble beginnings in 1911, our continuous focus has been to be a true community bank with the goal of helping our customers grow financially strong. We are driven to do what is in the best interest of our customers through flexibility and tailored products. Our dedicated staff would welcome the opportunity to get to know you and begin the process today of helping you grow financially strong with LSB.”
- Steve Fopma, President/CEO



Leighton State Bank is a growing community bank and we are often looking for people who will build relationships with our customers to help them grow financially strong. If you are inspired by working for a locally-owned and managed community bank, reach out to us today!

  • The opportunity to work with great people in an engaging environment
  • Professional challenges and opportunities for growth
  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits
  • PTO (paid time off) - available upon start date
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Flex spending plan
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid holidays
available positions

Business Relationship Specialist

Would you enjoy being part of a team with a focus on building and expanding relationships with existing and prospective business customers to help them grow financially strong? Do you have a desire to help business customers succeed through the assessment, recommendation, and implementation of financial products and services? If so, then Leighton State Bank has an exciting opportunity for you as a Business Relationship Specialist! Since this position plays an integral part in the success of the bank, we are seeking an individual who enjoys interacting with the public, has a professional demeanor, is knowledgeable in business banking products and services and has outstanding customer service skills.

Position Accountabilities Include:

  • Competently assist existing business customers in establishing, maintaining and expanding their banking relationships
  • Actively prospect and solicit new business relationships for the bank
  • Lead the bank in retaining a dynamic base of knowledge and expertise on existing and emerging products and services oriented towards the needs of business customers
  • Engage with customers and prospects at their places of business and actively promote the interests of the bank in the community and simultaneously make the needs of the community known to the bank
  • Develop, recommend and deliver quality banking solutions to current and prospective business customers for their business lending, cash management and depository needs
  • Assist customers in determining best options by assessing and identifying customer financial needs and explaining bank product alternatives
  • Respond to inquiries regarding deposit accounts and cash management services; resolve issues and discrepancies with customer’s accounts
  • Collaborate with Officers and Bank Management in actively promoting and expanding the organizations image in the external market place

Risk Specialist

Would you enjoy being part of a team whose role is to continually assess and identify potential risks to the organization? If so, then Leighton State Bank has a great opportunity for you in our Risk Management department. Since this position plays an integral part in the success of the bank, we are seeking motivated team members who are detail oriented, analytical, emphasize accuracy and have strong accounting and problem-solving skills.

Support the Risk Officer to continually assess and identify potential risks to the bank in the areas of regulatory compliance and oversight; information technology and cyber-security; and finance created by dynamic environments.  Assist the Risk Officer through collaboration with management, in coordinating with third parties, auditors and regulators as they assess the bank in its efforts and programs designed to control identified risks.  Support efforts to maintain and achieve accuracy, efficiency, organization and structure within the risk management department. Assist in the administration of the bank’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in order to maintain a high level of compliance and risk mitigation.

Position Accountabilities Include:

  • Assist the Risk Officer in developing risk control efforts in such a way that they minimize the impact to the bank’s customers.
  • Provide timely support to bank management and staff when they encounter unique situations requiring research and direction in complying with applicable regulation.
  • Achieve a growing base of knowledge on regulations and law that the bank is required to comply with on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist in implementing and maintaining a comprehensive compliance management program that facilitates ongoing regulatory compliance and effectively monitors ongoing compliance efforts.
  • Assist the Risk Officer in the coordination, implementation and monitoring of controls that limit bank financial exposures.
  • Assist the Risk Officer in coordinating the bank’s response and preparation for regulatory examinations and third-party audits.
  • Assist the BSA Officer to develop, implement, and administer the BSA monitoring systems to ensure that appropriate parameters are in place to identify suspicious and/or fraudulent activity.
  • Assist the Risk Officer in efforts to comply with FFIEC guidelines and regulations such that the IT infrastructure, policies, practices and procedures are maintained in a format that follows industry best practices and is compliant with applicable regulation.

Submit your resume in person, by mail or electronically to:

Leighton State Bank
Attn: HR Dept.
900 Washington Street
Pella, IA 50219

Leighton State Bank is an equal opportunity employer

In 1911 we opened our doors as Farmers Savings Bank in Leighton. As a true community bank, we started with a goal to represent the interest of our local customers and shareholders.

In 1997, LSB established a location in the Dutch community of Pella. As our outreach to customers grew, so did our footprint as we expanded to our current home on Washington Street.

LSB acquired Monroe State Bank in 2014, expanding our services to the Monroe community.

In more than 100 years, we’ve expanded our locations and our services but our commitment to our customers has remained the same. Our mission is to equip you to grow financially strong.

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