Manager, Accounting

Location: Portland, OR
Position Type: Full-Time
Functional Area: Accounting
Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Equivalent


Lead the implementation of reporting systems, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, internal control, reporting cost management and accounting.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare various financial data and reports for the treasurer, management, and/or parent company.
  • Direct the installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipt and expenditures.
  • Direct and/or maintain general ledger, accounts payable, property tax filing, bank management, payroll accounting and operating expenses.
  • Recommend, implement and improve system controls for accounting under authorization of the treasurer, if so directed.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities as requested by upper management.
  • Facilitate timely and accurate reporting from each individual and /or section of accounting.
  • Improve and maintain the business process and system for project cost budget control under the authorization of the treasurer, if so directed.
  • Supervise accounting staff and assist senior manager, as requested.
  • Prepare audit materials and financial reporting and participate in audits.
  • Perform other such duties as may be required.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures reporting all unsafe activities to Management and/or Human Resources.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Contribute to building a positive team spirit.
  • Communicate effectively with staff and management at all levels.
  • Protect confidential information by not communicating, disclosing to, or using for benefit of 3rd
  • Maintain the highest degree of honesty and integrity at all times.
  • Perform other such duties as may be required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Education

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

  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Finance or Accounting from a four-year college or university, and at least five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong understanding of GAAP.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Communication skills: Ability to work effectively and proactively with executive, management, and staff level employees with varying educational, professional, and cultural background using verbal and written communication.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Computer Skills: Computer Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ERP system (preferred).

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to sit and talk or hear. Occasionally required to stand and walk. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Hearing protection may be recommended and/or required in some areas.

To Apply

  • Interested applicants should return to the Careers Page and submit your resume, along with a brief cover letter using the link provided for that position.