Assistant Controller

Location: Vancouver

Department: Finance and Accounting

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Over the past 80 years Columbia Machine, Inc. has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of concrete products equipment and palletizing solutions, serving customers in over 100 countries. Located just across the river in Vancouver, WA right off of I-5 and just 10 minutes from downtown Portland, Columbia Machine is one of Vancouver’s largest employers. A family owned business since 1937, Columbia Machine offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision. If you are looking for a company that values its employees then log on to for more information.

JOB PURPOSE Manages the cost accounting and accounts payable staff by enforcing controls and developing,

monitoring, and evaluating accounting processes and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Coordinates daily banking and investing activities
  • Ensures the proper entry of accounts payable and facilitates the payment of obligations
  • Manages and insures the integrity of the Cost Accounting & Inventory areas and functions
  • Coordinates the filingsales and use taxes on time and accurately
  • Plays a significant role in General Ledger and financial reporting
  • Responsible for the accuracy of theFixed Asset Account
  • Responsible forpreparing reports for and oversight over the annual 401(k) audit
  • Responsible for the presenting the financial results of the foreign subsidiaries
  • Assist in special projects and prepares additional analysis and reports of Controller, CFO and other Company personnel as assigned by the Controller.
  • Supports internal and external customer service
  • Manages staff respectfully
  • Develops human resources
  • Leads the continuous improvement effort
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge
  • Contributes to team effort





  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • ERP system (M3/Infor Smart Office preferred)



             a.    Analytical                             b.    Project/Process Management

             c.    Computer/Technical              d.    Written and Oral Communication


             a. Clerical/Secretarial


             a. Ability to provide a respectful work environment for others

             b. Ability to work well with others in a team atmosphere.


Education and/or Experience:              

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 5-8 years

Columbia Machine offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, short and long term disability, 401(k), incentive compensation, paid holidays, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Columbia does participate in E-Verify.


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