Financial Controller

Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative
Mount Vernon, WA

We are seeking an experienced Financial Controller to join our dynamic team at Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative (PSFH). As the Financial Controller, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing the financial operations of our organization. This position offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to and champion local, family-scale farms by providing a direct connection with buyers in our region seeking high quality, locally produced food. 

Our ideal candidate has a strong background in finance and accounting, is motivated by local community-driven initiatives, and is passionate about helping to build a resilient food economy. 


This position is accountable for the financial, risk-management, and managerial oversight of the operation of PSFH. This includes the development of a financial strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve PSFH assets, assess and recommend business investment pathways, and report accurate financial results. 

Essential Functions 


  • Assists in formulating PSFH’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives 

  • Monitors and directs the implementation of strategic business plans 

  • Develops financial and tax strategies 

  • Manages the capital requests and budgeting processes 

  • Develops performance measures that support the PSFH’s strategic direction 


  • Participates in key PSFH growth and financial decisions as a business partner to the Director 

  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team 

  • Implement operational best practices 

  • Attend PSFH BOD meetings 

Finance and Budgeting 

  • Responsible for overall financial management including the review and approval of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting material and metrics 

  • Oversees budgeting, financial forecasting, cash flow, and coordination of audit activities as well as accounts receivable and accounts payable 

  • Ensures compliance with financial regulations and standards such as IRS Tax Code and GAAP 

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports 

  • Advises management of actions and potential risks 

  • Prepares and presents regular financial statements to the Director and Board of Directors 

  • Ensures that all quarterly and yearly taxes are paid on time 

  • Prepares annual capital, operating, and cash flow budgets with the Director 

  • Monitors cash balances, cash forecasts, and bank accounts 

  • Arranges for debt and equity financing 

  • Works collaboratively with Human Resources in the management of health and welfare benefits 

  • Responsible for membership data management and necessary member communication 

  • Monitor grant funded projects accounting; manage grant project costs for reimbursement 

Risk Management 

  • Understands and mitigates key elements of PSFH’s risk profile 

  • Constructs and monitors reliable control systems 

  • Maintains appropriate insurance coverage 

  • Ensures that PSFH complies with all legal and regulatory requirements 

  • Ensures that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies 

  • Reports risk issues to the Director immediately 

  • Maintains relations with external auditors and investigates findings and recommendations 

Core Responsibilities 

  • Financial modeling, forecasting, budgeting, and monitoring 

  • Collaboration with Director and BOD on strategic goal-setting and decision-making 

  • Development of business expansion  


  • Highly organized, finely tuned attention to detail, strong ability to manage timelines 

  • Facility with financial statements, management, bookkeeping, for a growing business 

  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills, able to work collaboratively with a team 

Required Skills & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance 

  • 5+ years’ experience as a Financial Manager or Controller, preferably in the transportation/distribution or agricultural sectors 

  • 3+ years’ experience supervising and building strong teams 

  • Financial management skills for a growing business 

  • Collaborative management style and approach 

Preferred Skills & Experience 

  • 3+ years QuickBooks experience 

  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant preferred 

  • Government accounting and procurement knowledge 

Schedule: Full-time, exempt, on-site work required, hybrid available 

Compensation: Salary of $90,000 – $110,000 Depending on Experience 


  • Vison, dental, & life insurance coverage 

  • Health insurance - $3k deductible, $7.9k out-of-pocket max, 20% coinsurance after deductible 

  • Simple IRA 3% match 

  • PTO 

Reports to: Executive Director 


We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person's age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share. 


To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to
subject line: Controller. 

All inquiries will first be processed by our CPA firm, Larson Gross, who is assisting in recruiting for this position. 

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