June 8, 2023


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Northpointe Bank appoints SVP and chief accounting officer

Courtesy Northpointe Bank

A local bank appointed a leader to oversee its accounting policy, strategy and workflows.

Grand Rapids-based Northpointe Bank said last week that it appointed Nathan Smith as senior vice president and chief accounting officer.

Smith is responsible for overseeing the accounting policy and strategy for the bank, as well as increasing efficiencies throughout accounting workflows.

“Nathan brings a proven track record for leading financial transformation and efficiency,” said Brian Kuelbs, Northpointe Bank executive vice president, CFO and CIO. “His strong public accounting skills in a wide range of industries will make him a great asset to the Northpointe team.”

Prior to Northpointe Bank, Smith held a number of management and controller positions at companies in various industries. His most recent position was with Kemper Corporation as a P&C controller. Smith also previously held controller and accounting management roles at Banc of California Inc., Automobile Club of Southern California, North Group Holdings and Cornerstone Ventures.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Southern California.

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