Assistant Controller

Cedar Grove - Seattle, WA2.8

Full-time
Cedar Grove:
Cedar Grove Composting is a local, family-owned business with deep roots in the Seattle area dating back to 1938. Cedar Grove plays a critical role in the Puget Sound’s recycling infrastructure and sustainability efforts, diverting more than 350,000 tons of yard waste and food scraps from landfills annually. With two processing facilities in Maple Valley and Everett, Cedar Grove is a local manufacturer providing green jobs in King and Snohomish Counties. Cedar Grove produces wholesome, nutrient-rich compost that is sold to businesses, governments and residents, ensuring consumers have access to locally produced, recycled products.

JOB SUMMARY:
Primarily responsible for the timely and accurate generation of monthly financial statements and to manage the daily accounting activities ensuring that proper accounting and recording of company transactions are performed.

KEY INTERFACES:
Senior Company leadership
Operations managers
Accounting/Finance staff of all levels
Outside contacts may include banking personnel and vendors

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:
Prepare monthly financial statements and other financial reports. Review statements for accuracy and research and report on variances and trends.
Supervise the month end close process and adhere to month end deadlines
Prepare and/or review journal entries for accuracy and compliance with company policies and procedures.
Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies and principles.
Improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective action.
Prepare and/or review bank reconciliations monthly. Work with appropriate personnel to research and resolve issues or discrepancies.
Reconcile balance sheet accounts with particular focus on inventory, fixed assets and debt. Identify any issues with reconciliations and work with appropriate personnel to resolve.
Ensure all journal entries, reconciliations, and month-end schedules are kept in audit ready condition and actively support year-end audit of financial statements.
Assist in the preparation of budgets.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Understanding of general ledger and accounting functions including proficiency in journal entry preparation and general ledger account reconciliation
Advanced Excel with strong report presentation skills
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
Experience working with Microsoft Dynamic accounting system or similar a plus
Ability to interact professionally and effectively with all levels of company personnel in a “team” manner

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
CPA strongly preferred

EXPERIENCE/OTHER:
2+ years of public accounting experience
5+ years of experience in private industry accounting
Manufacturing accounting experience a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
To successfully perform the essential duties of this position, an individual must be able to sit at a desk for four or more hours per day, and frequently lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER:
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work performed; it is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and required skills for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. Cedar Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.