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Area Controller-kirkland, Wa Job In Kirkland, Washington, Georgia It Inc.

Published 2022-09-22
Expires 2022-10-22
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Area Controller-kirkland, Wa Job In Kirkland, Washington, Georgia It Inc.
United States, Washington, Kirkland,
Published September 22, 2022

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Area controller-kirkland, wa


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Waste Management



Kirkland, WA- paid relocation



Area Controller



Full Time



Salary plus Benefits



The Area Controller is the leader of the Accounting organization for his or her respective Area and a key partner to the Area Business Partner. The Area Controller will provide accounting oversight and develop, complete, and review monthly financial analysis that supports the control environment, focuses on emerging trends and/or addresses complex or highly judgmental aspects of the business. Additionally, the Area Controller will be responsible for executing financial controls, standardizing processes and procedures across the Area, identifying process improvement opportunities, and lead, train, develop and coach members of the field-based accounting team. This role is responsible for ensuring the quality of financial information and compliance with relevant policies and procedures.



II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.



Directs and Performs Month-End Close functions. Directs the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, depreciation, cost, property, and operating expenses, and other records.



Drives adherence to the organization's accounting principles, practices, and procedures regarding the maintenance of fiscal records and the preparation of financial reports.



Ensures a strong framework of financial controls and adherence to established policies and procedures.



Requires a continuous improvement mindset and focus across the function, looking for process standardization and automation opportunities, culling unnecessary work to free team members' time for higher-value work and encouraging the delivery of business insights over report creation.



Establishes a strong "tone at the top” related to WM's commitments and values.



Supervises and participates in the preparation of various financial statements and reports. Ensures integrity and quality of financial reporting in accordance with GAAP and Company policies.



Responsible for review of monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations and completion of monthly Area Balance Sheet analysis.



Submits reasonable budget information and performs variance analysis comparing results to prior year actual and prior year budget.



Reviews and evaluates work to ensure quality and timeliness and ensures quality control in adherence to policies and procedures.



Oversees personnel needs of the department including selecting, coaching, and training employees and evaluating employee performance. Provides input into termination, compensation, and promotion decisions. A focus on diversity and inclusion is critical to building and developing an effective accounting organization.



Key contact for all audit related questions, both internal and external. Ensure compliance with SOX, GAAP and Area specific Municipal or other contract accounting requirements. Oversees SOX controls and testing as required.



Builds a strong foundational knowledge of the business – its customers, profit drivers, operational capabilities (including Collection, Post Collection and Haz Waste Lines of Business)



Provides energizing leadership with a focus on attracting, retaining, and developing top talent. Builds and leads a value-add and focused accounting team that is integrally involved with the day-to-day plans and operations of the business. Selects and develops diverse, world-class accounting talent for the entire Area.



Desired experience and leadership traits:



Has capacity to sift through complex information and communicates messages clearly and concisely. Ability to shift priorities and work with Area Team to overcome obstacles including but not limited to Hurricane Prep.



Energizes team through inclusiveness and connection with people … flexible in approach to motivate and retain. Builds a connection with the team through personal involvement and trust … engages people to want to perform. Can coach and communicate in simple impactful terms.



Strong financial/technical expertise and analytical acumen. Demonstrated leadership through different business cycles. Understands financial and operational linkages and knows how to manage and control costs.



Quick learner, comfortable with steep learning curves and able to handle simultaneous complex matters. Deals effectively with both strategic and tactical operational issues. Loves the best ideas, not his/her own ideas.



Self-motivated, high energy, resourceful and confident (yet, humble) with positive can-do attitude. High level of commitment to the job and delivering outstanding work.



Operates in a transparent manner with no hidden agenda. Owns misses and learns from failures and adversity.



III. Supervisory Responsibilities



The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of supervisory employees. This includes:



Direct supervision of 10-12 employees, included full-time accountants and accounting support staff.



IV. Qualifications



The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.



A. Education and Experience



Required: Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent experience, in Accounting or similar area of study; advanced degree (e.g. MBA, MS-Accounting) is desirable.



Eight or more years previous experience in progressively responsible accounting or finance roles; public accounting firm and/or public company experience desired.



B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements



Preferred: Certified Public Accountant, or equivalent



C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required



Strong understanding of monthly accounting cycle, best practices and data flow among financial systems.



Knowledge of and responsibility for compliance with SOX requirements.



Relevant, demonstrated & practical experience developing and analyzing financial statements



Strong presentation and communication skills with comfort in preparing and presenting information to an Area team with a leadership presence



Critical thinker and collaborative problem solver with excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills



Ability to travel up to 10%



Flexibility to work overtime during the week and/ or weekends



Balance and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously



Ability to coach, mentor and develop team members



Benefits



At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.



SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS [note: bold skills and certification are required]



Prefer CPA



Security Clearance Required: No



Visa Candidate Considered: No



CANDIDATE DETAILS



7+ to 10 years experience



Seniority Level - Mid-Senior



Management Experience Required - No



Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree



Willingness to Travel - Occasionally



IDEAL CANDIDATE



Candidate will need to have corporate controller experience (this market area is around $1B in revenue with 2500 employees.)



Will have 10 to 12 direct reports



Must have Accounting degree and prefer CPA



Must be able to lead and delegate



Know internal controls



Must have good presentation skills



Prefer local candidates; open to possible relocation for someone in the market area (OR,WA,ID, AK, BC Canada)

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