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Robert Half International Controller in Tacoma, Washington


This reputable company is seeking a Controller through Robert Half Finance who has 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. The ideal candidate for this position can plan and direct all accounting operational functions, handle the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluate accounting and internal control systems, and lead departmental staff. Leading with integrity and reliability and having the ability to manage self and others with urgency, practicality and accountability when providing client services will be essential for this role. This position is for a creative team player with a talent for challenging the status quo, coming up with unique ideas, negotiating and influencing. 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. The full-time Controller position is situated in the Tacoma, Washington area.

Location: Tacoma, WA

Industry: Construction

Title: Controller

Salary: DOE and Benefits

How you will make an impact

  • Review deliverables of self and team to align with client expectations

  • Time monthly billing and other cash management techniques to make sure cash collection is punctual

  • Guide all operations of the finance department, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

  • Assess, execute and streamline policies, procedures, controls and most methodologies

  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts and monitor on a monthly basis

  • Present executive committee and partners with monthly financial reports

  • Perform duties beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Prepare cash-flow reports that project cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals, and handle daily cash management

  • Complete month-end and year-end close of income statement and balance sheet, reconcile accounts, and handle G/L analysis

  • Research, prepare and execute Finance Department initiatives such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, as required

  • Work closely with executive team and partners to ensure that firm-wide operation is efficient and effective


  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Skilled in the construction and delivery of effective presentations to audiences with wide-ranging backgrounds

-4 plus years of experience, supervisory is a plus

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

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

  • Detailed and have the ability work independently

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Microsoft Excel experience

-Tech Savvy

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Candidate must possess first-rate analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

  • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills

Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled professionals with remote or on-site jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

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