Controller

Accounting Kent, Washington


Description

Digital Control Incorporated (DCI) is the world’s leading supplier of underground locating and steering products for the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. Since the introduction of this revolutionary technology 30 years ago, Digital Control has been at the forefront of trenchless technologies that enable the efficient installation of underground utilities such as fiber optic, telecom, gas, and water lines world-wide. DCI’s products are valued for their durable design, ease of use and uncompromising commitment to customer service. 

DCI is seeking a Controller in Kent, WA to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting for the business. This includes overseeing all aspects of accounting, including revenue recognition, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, commissions, tax, and audit processes. This role is highly visible and influential, collaborating with leaders across the organization to ensure DCI grows efficiently at scale and stays within the stated policies and procedures. This position is hybrid and reports directly to the Head of Accounting.

Benefits: 
 

  • Unparalleled health benefits (PPO plan with no deductibles, no co-pays, DCI covers 99% of costs)
  • Quarterly bonuses: we all share in the success of the company
  • Professional development
  • 401k match (3% match from DCI regardless of participation, 5% maximum match, 100% vested immediately)
  • 22 days PTO
  • Dog-friendly work environment
  • Parental leave
  • Company covers 100% of payroll taxes for state family medical leave
  • 11 annual paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday
  • Winter break (we are closed the last week of each year)
  • Free convenient parking and commuter benefits
  • Located in a quiet business park near walking trail

Management:

  • Manage day-to-day operation of the team including leading, training, evaluating, motivating, and mentoring staff. Ensure responsibility for the team's performance and overall development.
  • Maintain the daily and monthly operating cycle on a timely and current basis to ensure related department functions can be carried out according to schedule.
  • Implement processes in functional areas of responsibility to ensure efficiency and seamless support of the organization.
  • Manage and support international accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives in compliance with regulations.

 Accounting & Reporting:

  • Ensure financial information flows regularly to the Head of Accounting, ownership, and business unit heads.
  • Prepare and issue monthly and quarterly reports, support yearly budgets, departmental reports, and ad hoc analysis.
  • Lead monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close and consolidation process and all associated activities in full compliance with tax regulations and US GAAP.
  • Maintain controls and accuracy over all postings and transactions in the general ledger and all subsidiary ledgers, including journal entries, correcting transactions, and reconciliations.
  • Lend support to Board and Leadership Presentations and the compilation of other executive reporting.
  • Drive improvements in existing and new reporting systems to increase efficiencies, enhance processes, automate activities, and reduce reporting timelines.

 Treasury & Cash Management:

  • Oversee daily AP, AR, and Cash Management functions.
  • Own treasury responsibilities tied to the company's bank accounts, credit cards and funding related entities
  • Cashflow projections.

Analysis & Forecasting:

  • Play a significant and integral role in the compilation of the Company's Planning/Annual Budget
  • Oversee monthly re-forecasts of the business.
  • Monitor business performance metrics, conduct financial analysis and report relevant information and recommendations to the executive team.
  • Analyze product pricing, margin analysis including pricing in foreign currencies
  • ROI calculation for projects and initiatives.

Audit and Tax:

  • Support/lead financial statement audit and other required audits including foreign subsidiary audits.
  • Manage annual corporate income and franchise tax returns, payroll, gross receipts, sales & use tax, and other business tax returns and informational filings on a global basis.
  • Responsible for sales tax reporting in all jurisdictions where the company has sales tax.

Other:

  • Support payroll and ensure compliance with payroll related statutory requirements for US and international entities.
  • Run diagnostics and design process improvements to financial cycles.
  • Be competent with system administration, permissions, controls related to the ERP system.
  • Liaison with outside accountants, banking representatives, retirement plan administrator, insurance brokers and carriers.
  • Champion highest quality corporate governance and maintain and enhance the internal control environment in a SOX-compliant manner.
  • Research international entity structures to support expansion opportunities.

Requirements:

  • 15+ years' relevant experience including experience as a Corporate Controller & experience in a public company.
  • 4-year degree in Accounting, Master's Degree a plus. CPA a plus.
  • Experience implementing accounting systems and procedures, scaling an accounting function, and driving continuous improvement and control processes.
  • Experience handling accounting for multiple companies (US and other countries) with elimination and consolidation experience.
  • Experience being the primary contact for audit relationships.
  • Experience of leading teams and working cross-functionally.
  • Strong cost accounting background and experience with transfer pricing.


If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to still apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or another role at DCI.

 

Why DCI? 

Work hard, play often... DCI employees are innovative and creative. Our open (forest-like) work environment creates free flowing conversations across all functions. We have gaming days; Lego challenges and ping pong matches to build on our creativity when one hits a roadblock. If that is not enough, our employees bring their four-legged companions (dogs) to work and can take them for a walk around the Green River trail. 

DCI takes pride in caring a lot about our employees. We believe that employees should not be burdened with benefits expenses, so we provide lucrative health care plans unmatched in most other companies. We also like to eat at DCI and find any excuse to celebrate the most random holidays (Pi Day, Chocolate Ice Cream Day, etc.) We have monthly catered lunches, a fully stocked snack area, sporting tickets, wellness competitions, and most importantly a team of people who will tell you that DCI is the best place they've ever worked. This is evident by our long service team and low turnover. 

Hybrid Work Schedule:

This position will be required to perform some work onsite at the Kent, WA location.

 

We Celebrate Inclusion:

DCI is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at DCI is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. DCI does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law.

It is DCI’s policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. The Company's EEO policy includes the full & complete support of the Company and all levels of leadership. Because it's just the right thing to do. We hope you think so, too.