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  • Tacoma, WA
  • 110000 - 130000


Bell & Associates


$110-130k plus bonus

Tacoma, WA

The Controller will manage accounting operations and direct all day to day accounting activities and processes.



  • Manage all accounting functions in support of month end close requirements, including corporate and internal executive reporting
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and review those prepared by others. Interact with other operating departments to validate supporting detail.
  • Prepare, review, and approve balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Establish, document, and account for General Reserves related to inventory, insurance, vacation accrual, and other reserves as circumstances require.
  • Work closely with Inventory Cost Analyst to ensure proper accounting treatment and valuation of inventories.
  • Receive, update, balance, and publish TCM files as required by corporate office.
  • Prepare internal and external financial reports to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal reporting requirements, including payroll, excise, and property tax filings.
  • Develop and publish management reports, financial analysis, and ad-hoc reporting, including weekly sales, cash collections, and weekly production reports.
  • Randomly audit workflows to assure accounting transactions are appropriately authorized
  • Manage accounting department personnel including coaching, cross training, development, and disciplining employees.
  • Assist in the development of monthly forecasts and annual budgets.


  • Manage account receivables, ensuring accurate and timely invoicing, as well as overseeing collection efforts to minimize past due customer balances.
  • Provide credit recommendations for new and existing customers.
  • Reconcile cash activities in multiple bank accounts
  • Ensure proper compliance and retention of Resale Tax Exempt certificates
  • Maintain Progress Billings and related schedules.
  • Maintain pattern storage program


  • Supervise processing of accounts payable transactions, ensuring proper application of three way match, document retention and applying all discounts allowed.
  • Communicate necessary procedural changes to subordinate staff, including changes in GL coding, month end timing & accrual issues, and various analysis requirements as needed.


  • Manage Ceridian workflows and initiate change orders as required.
  • Supervise accurate and timely processing of weekly & bi-weekly payroll events.


  • Account for all capital expenditures and dispositions, verify proper signatures and documentation are provided and well supported.
  • Maintain Depreciation schedule of assets.
  • File Vehicle licensing renewals


  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Finance or Accounting or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in managing accounting operations and financial closing processes.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Ability to interpret financial statements and variances.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations
  • Ability to create a Safe Work Environment and Culture.
  • Ability to manage and motivate others.
  • Strong Attention to detail, highly organized and ability to handle tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office products
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America –


Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas – Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management. We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.

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