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VIA Seattle is seeking candidates for Controller position

Jun 09, 2016

VIA Architecture Inc. is currently seeking a qualified candidate to join our team in the position of Controller in our Seattle office.

The Controller is accountable for the financial and risk-management operations of the company, with specific fiduciary duties and reporting to the company ownership. This includes development of a financial and operational strategy, the metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.  These are all developed within the overall vision and business approach of the company ownership, with the responsibility of the Controller to ensure ethical regulatory compliance.

The ideal candidate will have at least ten year’s senior financial management experience with a professional services firm, an accounting degree (preferably a CPA license), as well as, excellent communication, judgment, and interpersonal skills.

Current knowledge of GAAP, FAR and WSDOT Audit Guidelines is highly desirable. Strong excel skills and financial software experience is desired, preferably utilizing Deltek Vision Software.

Principal responsibilities, and thereby accountability, lie in three general areas:

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the Operations Management team and manage risk by being an integral part of organizational processes
  • Provide timely, relevant information to owners / directors and clarify how the financial results relate to operational performance
  • Prepare and report on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis and forecasting needs
  • Develop financial and tax strategies
  • Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve VIA’s mission and help the managing directors with succession and growth plans
  • Raise awareness and knowledge of financial management matters
  • Provide financial liaison with VIA’s Canadian affiliate

 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Manage capital requests and budgeting processes, ensuring adequate controls are in place and that substantiating documentation is approved and that all purchases will pass independent and government audits
  • Assist in the design, implementation and timely calculations of bonuses and salaries for staff, and processing payroll, taxes and benefits
  • Oversee A/P, A/R and Payroll functions
  • Maintain the inventory of fixed assets, including purchases, depreciation and amortization, assuring all are in accordance with GAAP and federal tax regulations
  • Prepare and assess financial statements and budgets
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage, including professional liability insurance
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Arrange for debt and equity financing

 

REGULATORY FILINGS

  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
  • Prepare the year-end tax and financial statement compilation package for the external public accounting firm
  • Manage employee benefit plans, including all healthcare plans and the 401K plan
  • Maintain banking relationships

 

How to Apply:
Please email resume to bgeiss@via-architecture.com in PDF format with cover letter/email, and “Controller” in subject-line.

No phone calls or office visits please. Applicants must meet minimum experience requirements to be considered for this position.

 

We offer a comprehensive salary package with benefits commensurate with experience/skill level.