Director of Accounting

  • Job Tracking ID: 512649-620495
  • Job Location: Tacoma, WA
  • Job Level: Management
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: May 18, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:


The person in this position will need to be a highly competent and motivated individual who thrives in a fast paced and demanding environment. We are looking for a person with solid experience managing monthly accounting close processes to tight deadlines, managing reports, financial analysis’, cash management, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, accounting for investments, budget development, reporting systems, bank liaison and reporting, and external audit support ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and requirements.

The Director of Accounting will work closely with and manage the overall accounting functions for the company. Ideal candidates will have 5+ years construction accounting experience and 3+ years of public accounting experience. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting is preferred. CPA is a definite plus!

Experience and Skills:

Job Duties and Functions:

  • Ensures accurate and timely cost accounting activities including Work-In-Process, accruals, and journal entries;
  • Hires, supervises, coaches, develops, retains, and prioritizes the work flow for the competent accounting team;

  • Establishes and maintains effective internal controls and safeguards for invoicing/receipt of revenue, costs, purchase orders, program budgets and actual expenditures;

  • Provides clear and concise monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements;

  • Consistently analyzes financial data and presents financial reports in an accurate and timely manner;

  • Monitors progress and changes and keeps senior leadership abreast of financial status

  • Assists leadership team in the annual budgeting and planning process;

  • Administers and reviews all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate;

  • Oversees all financial, project/program accounting; ensured that expenditures are consistently aligned with budgets throughout the fiscal year;

  • Coordinates all compliance and financial audit activities;

  • Coordinates and provides significant input and subject matter expertise in setting the Company’s financial strategy to related to profit maximization, cash management, cost reduction, and taxes;

  • Effectively utilizes Company ERP/accounting system (Viewpoint/Vista) for data capture and reporting eliminating use of manually created spreadsheets wherever possible;

  • Ensures preparation for and supervises year-end audits with external auditors;

  • Oversees optimal and timely tax planning, filing, and compliance for ownership;

  • Manages budget processes and advises the executive team of any liabilities and risks;

  • Ensures accurate and timely reconciliations to include bank accounts, taxes, sales, liability expenses, vendor accounts, revenue, work-in-process and job costing;

  • Reconciles complex ledger accounts and contract information;

  • Participates with leadership and strategic planning;

  • Reviews customer and vendor contracts related to ensure accuracy and compliance;

  • Ensures the company is in compliance with financial policies and GAAP;

  • Identifies, investigates, and reports on variances to key management personnel;

  • Develops, modifies, reviews, and implements accounting procedures and controls;

  • Prepares, reports on, and recommends strategy to optimize capital expenditure and financing;

  • Develops and monitors business performance metrics;

  • Ensures costs incurred are properly accumulated within cost accounting system;

  • Assists and prepares documents and reports for annual financial audits;

  • Ensures timely collection on invoices and address untimely payments effectively;

  • Assesses current accounting operations and recommends appropriate safe-guards , processes, and tracking controls
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Position Specific Requirements:

  • Valid state driver’s license (May travel to job sites);
  • MA or BA with 4+ additional years of experience;

  • 5+ years effectively using ERP/accounting software systems;

  • 7+ years being fully responsible for entire accounting and finance for organization;

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and time management skills;

  • Advances knowledge using Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook;

  • Strong knowledge of federal and state accounting practices, laws, and rules;

  • Understands of all aspects of fund control including safeguards and tracking controls;

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Public accounting experience with CPA is preferred;

  • Solid experience managing monthly accounting close process to tight deadlines, managing reporting, financial analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, accounting for investments, budget development, and external audit support.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position may have five or more direct and/or indirect supervisory responsibilities. It is the Supervisor’s duty to mentor, train, develop, support, and set direction for their team. The Supervisor will act as a communicator and will be a resource to improve processes and quality. It will also be the Supervisor’s job to introduce, demonstrate, and review the Company’s Core Values/Leadership Principles with their team.


Work Environment:

  • This job operates in the office. This role routinely uses office tools, office supplies, computers, and phones. It may also routinely operate a vehicle.


Physical Demands:


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



  • This position requires up to 5% travel.

Job Benefits:

Health and Welfare

    • Medical  insurance

    • Dental insurance

    • Vision insurance

    • Healthcare flexible spending

    • Dependent care flexible spending

    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    • Group term life insurance

    • Corporate perks program


    • Paid time off

    • Paid holidays


    • 401(k) plan

    • Generous  employer match


    • Pet insurance

    • Voluntary term life insurance

    • Short term disability

    • Long term disability

    • Long term care

    • Hospital indemnity insurance

    • Critical Illness insurance

    • Legal plans

    • Identity theft protection

    • Accident insurance

Evergreen Fire and Security is a nationwide fire and security company. Evergreen Fire and Security is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or accommodation during the application process please call 253-627-3794 and ask for Human Resources or email

 We agree to post in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment, notices to be provided by the contracting officer setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.