Controller

Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

MG2 is looking for a talented Controller located in our Seattle office.

MG2 partners with businesses around the world to create meaningful transformation through architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy, and consulting services. MG2 is consistently ranked among the largest architecture firms in the nation and among the top retail design firms in the world. MG2 serves clients around the globe from four offices: Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; Washington, DC and Shanghai.

Responsibilities:

Accounting and Finance

  • Issues GAAP compliant monthly financial statements
  • Reviews and investigates monthly financial metrics
  • Manages annual audit of financial statements
  • Manages auxiliary audits (401k, workers comp)
  • Oversees Federal, State and local taxation filings and requirements
  • Provides analysis and interpretation of financial data
  • Manages risk

Cash Management

  • Owns daily cash management and forecasting
  • Owns bank reporting of borrowing base and covenants
  • Maintains positive banking relationships
  • Forecasts long and short term company cash flow
  • Proactively initiates firm financing plans

Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Helps set financial goals for the firm
  • Implements budgets and forecasts on schedule
  • Provides monthly variance analysis

Internal Controls

  • Seeks out continuous improvement in processes and workflows
  • Ensures adherence to internal controls
  • Ensures firm assets are protected through internal control measures
  • Documents and maintains financial and accounting policies
  • Ensures key responsibilities of team are documented and up to date

Team Leadership

  • Inspires team toward firm goals
  • Manages and mentors accounting team
  • Promotes corporate culture and team cohesion

Qualifications:

  • 10-15 years of accounting experience
  • Minimum 8 years of managing monthly close process
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience
  • Minimum 2 years of budgeting and planning experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and advocate for others
  • Microsoft Office proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of:
    • Clearview Infocus or other project based accounting system
    • Knowledge of Chrome River or other invoice processing software
    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Accounting specialties
    • Auditing
    • Budget management
    • Cash management
    • Cost accounting
    • Financial analysis
    • Financing
    • Risk management
    • General taxation
  • Effective, positive people management skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Ability to take direction from multiple people

Voted one of Seattle’s Top 100 Best Companies to Work For!

At MG2 we work hard, but we also know the importance of having some fun while doing what we do best. We have a number of social activities, sports teams and opportunities for community involvement. We meet every other Friday over breakfast to celebrate new employees, project milestones and employee anniversaries (many of our colleagues have been here a long time)!

It’s also important our employees lead a balanced and healthy life. To support this, MG2 offers flexible hours, a telecommuting policy, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, 401(k) (including company match) and paid time off.

We consider our offices innovation labs where employees can be creative and take design risks. This includes full access to our state-of-the-art 3D printer and laser cutter. Whether it’s working on actual projects or participating in one of our many design competitions, we challenge or staff to come up with the next great idea!

We recognize career growth and development is just as important for our non-design staff so we also provide reimbursement for certification in your area of expertise.

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