Controller in Portland, Oregon - #64638 | VanderHouwen

Portland, Oregon

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Job Id: 64638

Our client seeks a personable Controller to lead their accounting team. The ideal candidate is a natural leader who is team-oriented and enjoys collaborating across multiple groups within the organization.

Responsibilities of the Controller

  • Manage and mentor accounting team.
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of month-end processes.
  • Maintain GL and prepare financial statements ensuring GAAP compliance.
  • Research and resolve accounting discrepancies.
  • Identify, develop, and implement continuous process improvements.
  • Support annual audit preparations.
  • Ad-hoc analysis and reporting.

Controller Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field; MBA or CPA a plus.
  • 8 years of progressive accounting and finance experience in construction, professional services or related industry.
  • Strong knowledge of full-process accounting functions and GAAP compliance.
  • Tech-savvy with ERP systems and advanced Excel skills; prior systems implementation experience a plus.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Deadline-driven with the ability to effectively manage timelines and competing priorities.
  • Analytical mindset with strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Salary: $120k-$140k (DOE) 

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, and HSA. Additional benefits include vendor discounts, weekly lunches, company events, professional development opportunities, 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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