Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Assistant Controller (Spokane)

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 8:46 AM
    Message # 3315475
    Deleted user

    Making a World of Difference -At Ecova, we believe each individual, no matter the role, can make a difference for our clients, the environment and for themselves. Ecova is built on a strong foundation of integrity, community, leadership, persistence and urgency.

    Our highest goal is to be the market leading, trusted advisor to organizations driven to maximize results, reduce expenses, manage risk and improve environmental performance. Our focus is to grow results on saving resources for our clients – from utilities to facilities. We apply data-driven insights – from demand to impact – to target inefficiencies and See More, Save More and Sustain More for our clients.

    We strive to deliver results and innovation through efforts of our unparalleled people to each and every client with whom we engage. We’re on the look-out for team players to work with us in serving as an integral extension of our clients to measure, analyze and improve resource management. Come join the Ecova family… together we can Make a World of Difference.


    Role Summary:

    This position is responsible for managing Ecova’s Corporate Accounting team. This position is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions. This position is responsible for accumulating and consolidating all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of business results. This position is responsible for planning and coordinating the year-end audit with external auditors. This position is responsible for providing management with necessary information vital to the decision-making process. This position will report to Ecova’s Corporate Controller.


    Role Description

    • Responsible for overall management of the company’s general ledger. 
    • Provide leadership of the general accounting group regarding day to day operations and deliverables. 
    • Coordinate with the Corporate Tax Manager in order to support preparation of accurate tax filings and overall tax compliance. 
    • Coordinate with the Financial Reporting Manager to ensure general ledger information is available for timely and accurate reporting and financial statement preparation.
    • Ensure that accounting policies and procedures are followed and comply with GAAP.   
    • Plan, organize and coordinate the monthly close process.
    • Review the monthly financial statement and year-end audit report for accuracy.
    • Maintain fixed asset system of all property & equipment.
    • Coordinate the annual and interim financial statement audits with external auditors including preparation of all supporting schedules.
    • Coordinate with Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) to provide support as needed.
    • Provide financial analysis and reports for other areas of company as required
    • Evaluate accounting procedures for continuous improvement and for more efficient, accurate and timely processing and reporting.
    • Responsible for hiring, training and retaining accounting staff
    • Responsible for ensuring that adequate and proper internal controls are established and maintained


    Role Competencies

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Major in Accounting or Finance.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of GAAP, CPA preferred, public accounting experience required.
    • Minimum 7 -10 years experience in a mid to senior accounting leadership role in a corporation +$100M in revenue.
    • Minimum 4 years leadership of 2 of or more functional accounting teams(i.e. AP, AR, Tax, Internal Audit).
    • Experience establishing and maintaining effective work relationships.
    • Must be organized, detail oriented and able to efficiently function under pressure.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of corporate financial policies and procedures and Company financial issues.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
    • Ability to effectively manage multi-task operations and projects within deadlines.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills & leadership skills .
    • Must demonstrate high integrity.

    Ecova Information

    Our salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience. We are a performance-based culture and have goal-based incentive programs and generous employee benefits. Our comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, life, AD&D, short- and long-term disability insurance. We also offer flexible spending accounts and 401(k) with a generous employer match.

    Ecova is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation or preference, religion, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.


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