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Financial Controller

  • 6 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Who We Are

Evergreen Fire and Security is a recognized leader in the life safety and security solutions industry.  We are entrusted by the Federal Government and commercial customers to protect lives, critical infrastructure, and information by providing and maintaining technically advanced and innovative fire alarm, access control, intrusion detection, CCTV, mass notification, and other critical protection systems.

The Key to Our Success

Our success is due in large part to the experience, skills, and expertise of the best and brightest employees in the industry.  Think you have what it takes?  Great!  We welcome you to submit your qualifications for this great career opportunity at Evergreen Fire and Security.

The Opportunity

This opportunity as a Controller, in Tacoma, Washington is perfect for an experienced Accountant with strong leadership skills!

The person in this position will be a highly competent and motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced and demanding environment. They will have solid experience with cost accounting; managing monthly accounting close process to tight deadlines (2 weeks or less); delivering timely, accurate, and beneficial financial and operational reports; performing financial analysis; handling cash management; and overseeing accounts payable / accounts receivable, general ledger, payroll, budget and forecast/projections.  Solid experience with cash management and treasury are important, as are maintaining relationships with our banks, external auditors, and tax accountants while ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and requirements.

The Responsibilities

  • Ensures accurate and timely cost accounting activities including Work-In-Process, accruals, and journal entries
  • Hires, supervises, coaches, develops, retains, and prioritizes the work of the accounting team
  • Establishes and maintains effective internal controls and safeguards for invoicing, cash receipts, purchase orders, invoices, expenditures, and program budgets
  • Provides clear, concise, accurate, and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and operational metrics reports, produced within 2 weeks or less of month end
  • Consistently analyzes data to identify and report on potential issues/opportunities 
  • Monitors progress and changes and keeps senior leadership abreast of financial status
  • Assist leadership team in the annual budgeting and planning process
  • Administers and reviews all financial plans and compares to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate
  • Coordinates all compliance and financial audit activity
  • Effectively utilizes Company ERP/accounting system (currently Viewpoint/Vista)
  • Ensures preparation for and supervises year-end audits
  • Ensures staff produce accurate and timely reconciliations to include bank accounts, taxes, sales, liability expenses, revenue, work-in-process, and job costing
  • Reconciles complex ledger accounts and contract information
  • Participates with leadership and strategic planning
  • Develops, modifies, reviews, and implements accounting procedures and controls
  • Ensures compliance with financial policies and GAAP

The Necessities

  • BA in Accounting or related
  • 5+ years of construction experience
  • 5+ years of experience effectively using ERP/accounting software systems
  • 7+ years of supervisory experience, fully responsible for accounting and finance for an organization
  • Valid enhanced driver’s license
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • Advanced knowledge using Excel
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate accounting information to non-accountants

Great to Have

  • Public accounting experience is strongly preferred

The Benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • 401(k) plan
       - Up to 4% match available
        - 100% vested from day one
  • Healthcare flexible spending accounts
  • Dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Company-sponsored group term life insurance
  • Corporate perks program
  • Opportunities to participate in voluntary benefits such as pet insurance, voluntary life insurance, disability insurance, long-term care, hospital indemnity insurance, critical illness insurance, legal services, identity theft protection, and accident insurance

Pay range is $125,000 - $140,000 per year for well-qualified candidates.

We also offer opportunities for training and advancement in a fast-paced, inclusive, and rewarding working environment.  Check us out on Facebook, LinkedIn, or at

Evergreen Fire & Security is a US government contractor with sensitive access requirements.  As our employee, you must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information.  Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. citizenship due to the level of access to sensitive information and/or restricted facilities. 

Evergreen Fire and Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs. 


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Evergreen Fire and Security


Tacoma, WA
98444 USA


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