Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Seattle


Robert Half Finance has an opportunity for someone with a knack for leading with high standards, positively motivating others, and making critical decisions and have experience taking charge of an accounting and clerical department to become a Controller at a reputable company. Find out more about this opportunity and take the next steps toward a very competitive and generous compensation and benefits package, if it's time to advance your career. Based in the Burien, Washington area, this opening for a Controller is a full-time position.

Salary: DOE


-Preparation and review activities relating to full-cycle accounting and month-end close process;

-Act as a change leader to help in the implementation and standardization of policies and processes across the businesses;

-Assist and training with the implementation of a new ERP system;

-Preparation and review of working papers and schedules to support the balance sheet;

-Analysis of financial results and understanding underlying trends and driving factors;

-Provide support to transactional processing teams involved in AR, AP, and Payroll;

-Manage and process payroll and associated functions for certain businesses;

-Maintain and update budget and forecasting models for the various businesses inclusive of both cash and income statement forecasts;

-Assist in preparation of schedules and samples for auditors;

-Lead and drive various broader finance and business initiatives and perform other related duties as required.


-Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to partner with non-finance business teams to build effective relationships;

-Intellectually rigorous and able to engage in robust discussions, problem solve and plan

-Adaptable with excellent time management and prioritization skills;

-The ability to dive into data to draw meaningful analytics;

-Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance;

-Professional accounting designation is preferred but not necessary

-Three (3) or more years of progressive accounting related experience;

-Construction industry experience an asset;

-Project related experience an asset;

-Manufacturing related experience an asset.

Contact Information: Please contact Benjamin Um at 206-749-0960 or email him at

- Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

- Outstanding technology, analytics and management experience required

- Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

- Solid understanding of Microsoft Excel

- Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing

- Able to build and deliver effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

- Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred

- Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

- Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

- BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field

- Detailed and have the ability work independently

- Distinguished analytical, quantitative and social skills

- Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

  • accountant
  • accounting
  • erp
  • excel
  • payroll

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