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April 5, 2019

Watson Companies Assistant Controller (Bend, OR)

Watson Companies, is the corporate headquarters for a locally owned real estate investment enterprise. One of our more recognized companies is Hayden Homes. Hayden Homes has been the Hometown Builder in communities across the Northwest (Idaho, Oregon and Washington) for 30 years.
Our company culture is collaborative and supportive. We value strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills in addition to a focus on both personal and professional growth. We look for motivated people interested in taking on new challenges, going the extra mile and who have a strong work ethic. We strive to have a good balance between career and personal life. We are passionate about supporting the communities in which we work and live and building wealth for our team members and community.
We are located in Bend, Oregon, and currently have an opening for an Assistant Controller. If you are seeking a growth opportunity, enjoy working in a small office environment, with the flexibility to be involved in a variety of projects and are detail‐oriented and organized, this may be the role for you!
The Assistant Controller will be responsible for a variety of accounting and real estate projects,including:
‐Managing all aspects of real estate deals:

  • Projections, reviews and analysis.
  •  Coordinating transactions with lenders, title, accounting.
  • Organizing and completing documentation.
  • Following up on insurance, leases, notes, etc.

– Reviewing quarterly and annual reconciliations.
– Preparing financial reviews.
– Preparing budgets.
– Supporting tax planning and tax preparation.
– Managing and supporting staff accountants.
– Special projects and other duties as assigned.
As an Assistant Controller, you are an active listener, good communicator, and enjoy building relationships and collaborating with the team. You are a problem -solver, good with following established processes and procedures, but you are also able to seek out information and use analytical thinking to get the job done. You are detail -oriented, highly organized and know how to utilize your time wisely and efficiently to ensure the job gets done in a timely manner.
‐ High School diploma or GED required.
‐ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.
‐ Four to five years’ previous accounting experience required.
‐ Two years’ previous management experience required.
‐ Previous real estate experience required.
Required Skills:
‐ Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, to various audiences.
‐ Ability to organize work flow and work product with a high level of attention to detail.
‐ Ability to produce quality work within tight timeframes.
‐ Ability to managing multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast pace environment.
‐ Ability to creatively solve problems with minimal supervision.
‐ Ability to work with team members collaboratively.
‐ Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites (especially Excel).
‐ Experience with QuickBooks or other accounting software.
– Basic understanding of GAAP.
Travel: Approximately 5% annually within local and regional areas. Employee will use their own vehicle.
 Compensation: Based on individual, relevant experience.
A competitive compensation and benefits package which includes health insurance (medical, dental, vision, RX), disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401(k) retirement savings.
At Watson Companies, we embrace diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.  We employ, train, compensate and promote team members regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. 
This position is not open to agencies or 3rd party recruiters.