Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $90,000
Maximum: $97,000
Details: Pay Range: $90,000-$97,000 (DOE)




United States


Controller (Redmond, WA)

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Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in the north and east King County, WA. With service centers in Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline and Sno-Valley (Carnation), we are the largest nonprofit organization in the area. Hopelink programs and services focus on five key areas: food, financial assistance, housing & family development, adult education & employment and transportation/mobility. Programs are aimed at helping people achieve stability, and helping them gain the skills and knowledge they need to exit poverty for good.


The Controller directs day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department. Oversees management of financial operations to ensure that the agency has the proper operational controls and reporting procedures. Implements policies and procedures established by the CFO, COO, and CEO. 

Essential Functions:

·      Produces monthly and annual financial statements, trend reports, and Key metric information on the Finance Dashboard.

·      Oversees day-to-day financial operations; manages the development of and implementation of financial policies, procedures, internal controls and systems, assuring conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

·      Plans, organizes, coordinates, assigns, and evaluates the work of Accounting staff, including payables, payroll, receivables and grant billing; provides training as needed; prioritizes activities, establishes performance objectives.

·      Oversees and reviews journal voucher preparation; reviews payroll processing.

·      Coordinates the development of agency annual operating and capital budgets with budget managers and the CFO; develops financial accountability systems and forecasts to monitor the budgets. 

·      Manages and coordinates the Agency annual audit.

·      Manages operational cash flow and daily banking. Optimizes the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiates appropriate strategies to enhance cash position. Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism which includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.

·      Maintains current knowledge of the priorities facing each program and works toward finding efficiencies between programs, uses information to assist program management in decision making.

·      Evaluates financial systems and procedures and determines effectiveness in accomplishing agency mission and objectives; makes recommendations to the CFO for changes and improvements in allocation of resources.

·      Understands, applies and explains agency financial and administrative policies and procedures to managers and staff.

·      Attends Board Finance Committee meetings. Serves on process improvement teams and other teams as required.

·      Operates independently with little direction given from the CFO. Has a large degree of latitude for exercising independent judgment in the selection of courses of action within broad interpretation of applicable laws, and governmental guidelines.

·      Communicates respectfully with people regardless of age, race, gender, religion, color, national origin, marital status, the presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability, sexual orientation, political ideology, gender identity, military status, genetic information, or any other expression of diversity.

·      Maintains a professional and positive working relationship with clients, vendors, volunteers, donors, and fellow staff and adheres to the Hopelink Standards of Conduct.

·      Practices and achieves Hopelink’s Core Competencies in order to support Hopelink’s overall strategy, team goals and individual goals. Core competencies are listed below.

Required Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.

·      Ten years accounting experience.

·      Five years accounting experience within a non-profit organization.

·      Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

·      This position is a Service Critical Employee with specific attendance requirements. More information is available in the Hopelink Adverse Weather Policy. 


o  Employee must report to work site during their scheduled hours, regardless of weather conditions or other emergencies.

o  Manage own transportation needs in adverse weather, including possible limitations to public transportation options.

o  Have a specific plan to address any other possible attendance barriers that arise during adverse weather and other emergencies, such as disrupted utilities or public services, road closures, school closures, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

·      CPA, CMA or equivalent.

·      Knowledge of Title 2 CFR Part 200, federal, state, and local laws, standards and requirements related to programs and services.

·      Abila non-profit accounting software experience

Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described herein 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 who are otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions. 

·      Must be able to lift 20 pounds on an occasional basis.

·      Work involves standing, walking, stooping, talking, reaching, sitting, bending, kneeling, climbing, grasping, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, and reaching with hands and arms. 

·      Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

·      The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

Licenses, Certificates and Other Requirements:

·      Valid Washington State driver’s license.

·      Reliable personal transportation.

·      Proof of current personal automobile liability insurance.

·      Must pass criminal background check through the Washington State Patrol.

We are actively building an environment that welcomes and encourages the involvement and success of all individuals and respects the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and values are included.


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Hopelink is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workplace diversity.


 Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave, 401k retirement savings plan with employer matching, employee assistance and employee discount programs.  

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree