Everett, Washington - Full Time

Starting Salary Range: $98,400 - $127,908 annually DOE, plus benefits

This position will remain open until filled.

Everett Housing Authority is offering a $1,000 hiring incentive at the time of hire for all external candidates.

Our Agency

Everett Housing Authority (EHA) is a diverse, innovative public agency located in Everett, WA, only minutes from the waterfront.  EHA is committed to our mission: to create affordable housing, foster healthy communities where households thrive, and replace systemic racism with equity for all. 

Those interested can expect:

  • A flexible hybrid and remote work schedule
  • A competitive salary
  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave in addition to 13 paid holidays
  • A strong benefit package including robust health, dental, and life insurance as well as a pension plan (PERS). 
  • Work that makes a difference!

All EHA employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the health and safety of our employees and community. Upon acceptance of an offer of employment, a prospective hire must submit a certificate of vaccination to the Human Resources Department.

The Position

We are seeking to fill the new position of “Controller”.  The work this person does will have a substantial impact on financial decision making for our agency.

The ideal candidate will be care deeply about our mission and our participants.  This person will have a strong background in financial accounting and reporting, ideally both for GASB and FASB organizations.  You should be comfortable working with deadlines and with auditors and be able to articulate and defend the integrity of your product and workpapers.  Applicants should be comfortable leading a team in efforts to accomplish the goals of the Finance Department and the agency. 


Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will work to ensure that all financial information produced by the agency is accurate and complies with ongoing and changing requirements.  You will have hands-on responsibility for preparing annual agency financial reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and following Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements.  You will prepare and provide guidance to others in preparation of general ledger and other  transactions.  You will prepare or oversee preparation of quarterly financial statements for multiple programs in agreement with GASB or Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) as required.  You will conduct research and implement new initiatives as needed and ensure the agency complies with all relevant laws and regulations.  You will provide mentorship to other staff and guide them in these efforts. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination on first day of employment.
  • At least 3 years of paid work experience in accounting, preferably in a property management and/or government environment.  
  • At least 3 years of paid work experience demonstrating a lead role in complex financial reporting, preferably in both GASB and FASB.
  • Strong ability and knowledge of computers, including financial software and Office 365.  Strong ability in Excel.
  • Ability to read, understand, and apply applicable laws and regulations as well as accounting standards relevant to our agency
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or closely related field

EHA values diverse perspectives and experiences; people of color, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The Everett Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer