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Robert Half International Controller in Bellingham, Washington


A prominent services company is looking to grow its team by hiring a Controller through Robert Half Finance. This is a leadership role with responsibility over an accounting and clerical department. The Controller plans and directs all accounting operational functions, manages the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, analyzes accounting and internal control systems, and guides departmental staff. Working with this company, you will receive competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, as well as strong career growth. We are seeking someone who will motivate others by maintaining a positive professional attitude; is honest, reliable and a leader; and will offer remarkable client services, managing self and others with a sense of urgency, practicality and accountability. You will also make key decisions and challenge, negotiate and influence the team. As a part of the leadership team, you will lead the generation of innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and foster creativity throughout your area of responsibility. The Controller will be a full-time employment opportunity and will be located in the Bellingham, Washington region.

Location: Bellingham, WA

Industry: Manufacturing

Title: Controller

Salary: DOE + Benefits

What you get to do every day

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

  • Present monthly financial reports to executive committee and partners

  • Using Lean tools, drives improvements in financial processes, including the appropriate use of automation, improvements in the quality and consistency of data and analysis, and elimination of non-value-added work.

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

  • Ensure timely cash collection by driving the timing for monthly billing and other cash management techniques

  • Manage finance department operations, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll

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

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

  • Support Finance Department initiatives, such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or firm-wide improvements, with research, planning, and implementation, as required

  • Manage daily cash and prepare cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals

  • Check deliverables of self and team to certify they meet client expectations


  • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills highly desired

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Microsoft Excel experience desired

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

-5+ years of experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

-Strong understanding of BOMS and components to create the correct cost of goods for our finished products.

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

  • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks

  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

-< 10% travel required.

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.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.5461. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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Salary: DOE

Location: Bellingham, WA

Date Posted: February 22, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 04400-0011713899

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance