Accounting: Divisional Controller

Company Profile:  Patriot Fire Protection, Inc. is a privately-owned company that designs, fabricates, installs, maintains, and inspects fire protection sprinkler systems across all industries, with offices located in Tacoma, Spokane, and Vancouver, Washington. Patriot has been providing the highest quality fire protection systems to the Northwest for over 25 years. As industry leaders in the design and installation of automatic sprinkler systems, we proudly hold our quality and performance standards to the highest level, and are known throughout the region as reliable, dependable and dedicated.

Job Location:  Corporate office just outside of Tacoma in Fife, Washington

Summary of Job Responsibilities:  

  • Manage construction accounting function for multiple divisions
  • Responsible for working with project teams to prepare cost to complete contract schedules  
  • Produce month end closing schedules and journal entries
  • Assist with preparation of monthly internal financial statements
  • Monitor and review account reconciliations and variance analyses
  • Prepare and present management reporting
  • Mitigate risks throughout the organization by monitoring internal controls
  • Plan and participate in budgeting/forecasting process
  • Effectively support cross-functional teams including inventory and contract management


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance required
  • CPA license preferred
  • At least 5 years of accounting experience (construction industry preferred)
  • Detail-oriented and strong follow-up skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving abilities
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Excel skills
  • Proficient in construction accounting software (Viewpoint/Spectrum) a plus 
  • Experience with cloud computing environments, virtual software a plus
  • Desire to grow and advance

Personal attributes:

  • Possesses a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to organize and prioritize
  • Takes initiative and can operate with minimal guidance
  • Open to collaboration with teammates and managers on new methods of procedure
  • Embodies personal integrity and keeps confidences
  • Maintains a professional attitude, appearance and demeanor

Patriot Fire Protection offers our employees a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes; healthcare, dental, life insurance, 401k plan with generous employer match, paid vacation, holidays, and more. 

Patriot Fire Protection, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.