Provide leadership, financial expertise, internal controls, and oversight of Kindering’s entire accounting operations.

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About Kindering

Kindering Center, a not-for-profit neurodevelopmental center, has provided comprehensive services for children with special needs and their families since 1962. Kindering embraces children of diverse abilities and their families by providing the finest education and therapies to nurture hope, courage, and the skills to soar. Kindering Center is dedicated to maintaining a highly trained, licensed and certified team of professionals. Current services include comprehensive developmental assessments, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, special education, family counseling, feeding team, parenting education, and family resource coordination.

Controller – Bellevue

Hours: 40/week; M-F

Pay: DOE

Class: Exempt

Location: Bellevue, WA


Provide leadership, financial expertise, internal controls, and oversight of Kindering’s entire accounting operations.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervise daily operations of the Accounting Department.
  • Manage accounting staff, including delegation of duties, daily oversight, performance evaluation, training and coaching.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain accounting systems and processes and ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
  • Ensure that departments and agency partners receive accurate and timely information and financial reports, such as quarterly budget reports for managers, and expenditure reports for various contracts.
  • Ensure the department responds accurately to requests for financial information from executive team and grant/contract staff.
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances. Develop the organizational budget in partnership with the CEO and contract CFO.
  • Coordinate financial operations including preparing monthly financial statements, month-end close and year-end close.
  • Analyze financial data and conduct predictive financial analysis.
  • Maintain and update internal control processes along with Accounting policy and procedures manual.
  • Ensure internal controls including with bank deposits.
  • Oversee fixed assets and investment schedules.
  • Handle internal and external financial audits. Act as primary agency representative in all external financial audits, including scheduling and preparation for audits. Assist and support 403b audit.
  • Oversee the release of restricted donations quarterly in accordance with agency expenses.
  • Oversee monthly benefits reconciliations and quarterly account reconciliations.
  • Collaborate with HR and Accounting to process monthly payroll and post to general ledger, including monthly transfers for HSA and 403(b) funds.

Required Education & Experience

  • Advanced degree in Accounting.
  • CPA or CMA preferred. Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures required.
    • Proven experience as a Controller or leading accounting department in a 20+ million-dollar organization.
    • 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience.
    • Accounting experience in a complex non-profit multi-site agency preferred.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills; experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Management Reporter preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills including creation of pivot tables.
  • Experience with Power BI, SQL and analysis tools a plus.
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • A fundamental understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals from diverse backgrounds

Minimum Prerequisites

  • Pass Washington State DSHS criminal history and background check and FBI fingerprint check
  • Pass tuberculosis test

Kindering values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.