Job ID: 42272

Our business services client is actively seeking a dynamic, hands-on internal Controller to join their team in the Portland area. Are you an accounting leader with a passion for mentorship who is ready and willing to roll up your sleeves to join your team in the trenches? Do you love a work-hard-play-hard kind of environment? You may be just who they've been looking for.

Controller Summary
As a member of our client’s leadership team, the Controller will take ownership of internal Accounting processes and financial reporting. In this role, you will be responsible for developing a team of accounting staff and will provide operational and strategic input to the rest of the leadership team. They are seeking someone who is comfortable working in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. The ideal fit for the job will be a strong communicator, has extreme attention to detail and enjoys a dynamic and fast-growing industry.

Timely and accurate reporting of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with GAAP.
Directly supervise team of (4) leading AR/AP/Payroll/fixed assets/Accountant.
Mentor and directly lead the HR Manager and Consultant Services Director.
Lead multi-state, bi-monthly payroll for over 450+ employees.
Maintain accounting process documentation.
Perform various month-end close responsibilities which include journal entries and reconciliations.
Accrual and cash-based financial statements.
Assist with projections, trends, and reports.
Monitor, plan and handle cash flow needs daily and watch monthly cash flow forecasts.
Lead bi-monthly Paychex payroll process.
Assist with tax preparation.
Allocation of Central Services.
Follow up with customers on past due accounts and negotiate payment arrangements.
Lead external and internal audit requirements.
Provide direction to existing accounting staff members, HR Manager and Consultant Services Director.
Daily interaction with management, sales team and customers.
Special projects as assigned. May perform other duties as assigned (>5%).

Active CPA Required.
BS or BA in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
7-10 years of progressively responsible hands-on accounting experience.
At least 4 years supervisory experience.
Strong knowledge of GAAP.
Strong leadership and team building experience.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to harmonize with all levels of the organization.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and the Internet is required.

What they offer
Competitive salary (DOE).
Excellent Medical/Dental/Vision/Disability coverage available.
Relaxed dress code, flexible working options and a pet-friendly office.
Dynamic and fast-paced company culture, monthly birthday parties and regular team events.
Company commitment to sustainability and giving back to our community.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”


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