Manager, Finance & Accounting

Accounting, Tax and Finance Seattle, Washington


Seattle-based Vulcan Inc. is looking for our next Manager, Finance & Accounting.

Are you a finance leader with a passion to make a difference in the world? Do you want to take your skills and passions to the next level at an organization that’s bring experts together to solve the biggest challenges?

Nice to meet you, we’re Vulcan.

Empowered by our founder Paul Allen’s vision, our mission at Vulcan is to improve our planet by tackling the world’s toughest problems. We do that through scientific and technological breakthroughs, catalytic philanthropy, and inspirational experiences, motivated by Paul’s lifelong question: “What solution should exist that doesn’t?”

Our “And” is the idea of bringing together a diversity of people, ideas, disciplines, approaches…in service of Paul Allen’s agenda for a better world. Taking an unorthodox approach to assemble elements that ordinarily would not be seen together. Philanthropy and profit-seeking enterprise. Brain science and art… You see that in the work we do. You see it in our people. And, is a way of life for us.

Come and work with us if you want to embrace your ‘And’ game. Learn about a broader range of subjects than you ever thought possible. Work across a variety of disciplines, projects, problems. Experience in one day what most people would not experience in ten years in their career. A place where #onlyatvulcan is not just a clever tagline, but is something you’ll find yourself saying. Constantly.

On our Finance team, that means you will be a strong fiduciary partner and trusted advisor, and leverage technology to maximize the impact of Vulcan’s world changing initiatives. And you will be exposed to a remarkable variety of business and investment approaches.


As a member on our team you will…

  • Oversee monthly, quarterly and annual accounting close processes.
  • Oversee review of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, including balance sheets, statements of operations, and statements of cash flows (sources and uses).
  • Ensure general ledger account reconciliations are completed timely and accurately and reconciling items are followed up on and resolved.
  • Participate in contract review process and advise on appropriate accounting treatment as needed.
  • Participate in annual and long-term planning and forecasting processes as requested.
  • Partner with the Tax team to oversee the annual preparation of schedules to support entity tax workpapers.
  • Assist with preparation of GAAP based external compliance financial reporting for various organization types (for profit, public charity, foundation).
  • Hire, supervise, coach and mentor staff to ensure maximum efficiency; develop and retain high performing members by communicating performance standards and expectations, monitoring quality of work product, and providing feedback regularly, including through the company performance appraisal process.


The education, experience and skills we’re looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited institution plus a CPA, CFA, CMA or Master’s Degree and eight plus years relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Financial reporting and accounting experience.
  • Strong analytical, technological, communication, managerial and organizational skills.
  • MS Office (advanced knowledge of Excel and Outlook; intermediate PowerPoint and Word knowledge), Windows.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, Oracle or equivalent accounting systems.
  • Experience with enterprise wide budgeting and planning system.


  • Public accounting experience.
  • Budgeting and forecasting experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Experience working in a multiple company accounting environment.


Your characteristics include:

  • Innovation, collaboration and trustworthiness with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • An authentic appreciation for Vulcan’s mission to solve the world’s toughest problems.
  • A sense of humor and an appreciation for sharing in success with teammates.
  • A keen emotional intelligence quotient and a contained ego.
  • Demonstrated honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments.
  • And last but not least, grit. Your demonstrated, sustained and exuberant passion over the long-haul equals grit. We value and celebrate it.


We’re committed to inclusion and equal opportunity.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vulcan Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, sex, disability, political ideology, or veteran status, or other protected class. 

If you need accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at or your recruiter.