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Posted: Thu Oct 19 2023



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Job Title - Financial Controller

Company Overview
The Hansell Tierney Companies are a dynamic and rapidly growing staffing firm that specializes in providing top-tier recruiting, contract staffing, consulting, and payroll services to our diverse clientele. Our business has experienced exceptional growth over the last three years. We are committed to delivering outstanding solutions to our clients while maintaining high operational standards.

Job Summary
As the Financial Controller, you will play a crucial role in overseeing financial operations, ensuring compliance with GAAP standards, managing a small team, and navigating a high-volume, manual workflow environment. This is a hands-on role that requires adaptability, quick decision-making, and the ability to pivot at a moment's notice to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients. The successful candidate will provide team oversight, manage month-end close processes, cash management, budgeting & forecasting, accruals, operational workflows impacting our back office, converting from accrual to cash for reporting to required agencies, performing cross-company allocations, handling ad hoc requests from business partners, conducting revenue analysis, optimizing cash, providing guidance on appropriate financial and operational approaches in collaboration with firm leadership. Must showcase success and experience in leading a financial and operational team from the 10 to 50-million-dollar revenue band.

Job Responsibilities
  • Oversees processing of payroll transactions for accuracy and timely processing of payroll updates, monitors compliance and policy and procedures.
  • Manages accounts payable/receivable/collection operations, activities, resources, with established policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Foster a culture of accountability, continuous improvement, and teamwork within the Operations team.
  • Oversee the month-end closing process, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of financial reporting.
  • Implement and manage cash flow strategies to optimize working capital to meet operational needs.
  • Manage and maintain accrual accounting processes to accurately reflect financial obligations.
  • Ensure the company's financial practices align with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other relevant regulatory standards to manage and stabilize data.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve operational workflows to enhance efficiency and scalability in a high-volume, manual workflow environment.
  • Prepare and oversee the conversion of financial statements from accrual to cash basis for reporting to required agencies.
  • Prepare and file accurate and timely tax returns, including local and state B&O taxes and other relevant taxes. Consult with external consultants when necessary.
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
  • 10+ years of progressive finance and accounting experience, with at least 3 years in a managerial or supervisory role.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting standards.
  • Experience supporting multi-state payroll and corresponding accounting and tax implications.
  • Experience working in a high-volume and manual workflow environment.
  • Experience in balancing data-driven activities while also providing a high-level strategic perspective.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proficiency in financial modeling and forecasting.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, collaboration, and partnership skills.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing business needs and priorities.
  • Previous experience in the staffing or HR services industry is a plus.
  • Demonstrated success and experience in leading a financial team in the $10-50 million revenue range.
This position description is intended to provide a general overview of the expectations and responsibilities of this position and may not include all tasks that may be assigned. As the nature of business demands change, so may the functions of this position. Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

Location: Hansell Tierney & HT Talent are located on Mercer Island WA. Remote work is allowed, and the team thrives on connection and collaboration and therefore expects an in-office workforce when possible.
FLSA Classification: Exempt (salary)
Employment Type: Full-time
Compensation & Benefits: The starting pay for this position is between USD $130,000.00 and $150,000.00. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of things including: your specific skills and experience or other relevant factors. Hansell Tierney also provides well-being programs including medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) plan contribution, and generous paid time-off.
Eligibility: US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. Work sponsorship is not currently available.

Hansell Tierney is one of the premier staffing and recruiting companies in the Pacific Northwest. Launched in 2001, we are a woman-owned business that serves and staffs Northwest organizations by doing things the right way, not just the easiest way. Hansell Tierney partners with candidates and clients to match the best candidates with interesting local opportunities. We navigate every relationship with the highest level of discretion and service while holding ourselves accountable to our promises. Our business thrives on our deep understanding of the job market and our ability to skillfully tailor our recruitment process to meet our clients’ unique needs.

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