CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Assistant Controller-Outsourcing in Spokane, Washington


Assistant Controller

We’re hiring an Assistant Controller to join our outsourcing practice in our Spokane, WAlocation. The Assistant Controller is accountable for identifying and implementing best practices related to the services provided to add value to the client.

The incumbent is accountable for acting as and managing the designated function(s) for the client. S/he is also accountable for identifying and implementing best practices related to the service(s) provided to add value to the client. Develops full knowledge of GAAP (FASB/SFAS) and deep understanding of financial and operational aspects of his/her specific industry.

  • Assistant Controller
  • Records and analyzes client’s financial information. Analyzes and interprets financial information that client leaders need to make sound business decisions.
  • Prepares financial reports for other groups (creditors, regulatory agencies, tax authorities, and more).
  • Reviews and monitors costs inherent in the business.
  • Schedules expenditures, analyzes variances, and may identify corrective actions when necessary.
  • Ability to independently prepare financial statements.
  • Technical Knowledge: Maintains knowledge of client’s organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of accounting software packages.

Organizational Interfaces

The Assistant Controller reports directly to the Controller/CFO or Outsourcing Principal in charge of the client. S/he regularly interacts with Managing Principals, industry Principals, service Principals, and other functional groups within CLA and at the client site. S/he supervises accounting services staff which may include CLA accounting services staff, client accounting services staff, or both. S/he will typically spend 90% of time on client assignments (majority at client locations).



  • Minimum of 3 years of relative work experience as a Senior Staff Accountant, or equivalent for Assistant Controller work.
  • Education: BA/BS degree in accounting or related field required.
  • QuickBooks experience required.
  • Proficiency and aptitude for applicable software (Microsoft Excel, Accounting Software, etc.).
  • Accounting back office experience.
  • Ability to travel to local client sites [typically spending 90% of time on client assignments (majority at client locations].


  • experience (not required, but is preferred)
  • CPA would be preferred.
  • Previous work experience with Public Accounting, Payroll, Healthcare and Manufacturing industries.


CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help enhance our clients’ enterprise value and assist them in growing and managing their related personal assets – all the way from startup to succession and beyond. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized knowledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With over 5,500 people, 110 US locations and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of solutions to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.

We are deeply invested in the success of our professionals and provide innovative career-building opportunities. At CLA, we aim to positively impact the clients we serve, the people we employ, the profession we represent and the communities we call home.

CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Requisition Number: 18-0094

Title: Assistant Controller-Outsourcing

City: Spokane

State: WA