• Compass Housing Alliance
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Full Time Accounting Business Development Finance Nonprofit Strategy

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Controller contributes significantly to the overall success of the agency by strategically directing and effectively managing all financial aspects of the organization. They are responsible for reporting and analysis, internal controls, financial compliance, audit and tax functions, as well as coordinating the daily operations of all accounting functions. The Controller is the senior financial position, reporting directly to the COO. They lead the finance department comprised of approximately four accounting staff coordinating Payroll, G/L & Bank Account Reconciliation, Banking Operations, Accounts Payable & Receivable, and Project Accounting. As a member of the leadership team, the Controller provides guidance, subject matter expertise, and actively participates in defining the agency’s overall strategic direction in areas of operational infrastructure and financial strategies that promote long-term sustainability.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Compass Housing Alliance is approximately an $18M agency, comprised of approximately 14-LLC's and 29 separate cost centers. We develop and provide essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. At Compass, we envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization. To learn more about the agency visit

LOCATION: Headquarters in Pioneer Square (Seattle, WA)

REPORTS TO: Chief Operations Officer


SCHEDULE: Weekdays plus evenings and weekends as needed

SALARY RANGE: DOE and within Compass ranges


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, master’s degree strongly desired in accounting, finance, or related field. Or relevant work experience, certificate and/or equivalent continuing professional development or education.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), strongly preferred.

  • At least 5 years’ progressive responsibility in non-profit accounting.

  • Proven experience in a related industry and a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Experience working in the MIP system, preferred.

  • Familiarity with issues of homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired.

How to Apply?
Please complete an online application at

Compass Housing Alliance is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, familial status, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political ideology, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, use of section 8 certificate, use of service animal, and all other groups protected by law, and promotes diversity in its workforce. Compass Housing Alliance takes affirmative action to implement programs and maintain practices and policies that eliminate barriers to equal employment opportunity. Our program is available for review by employees and applicants for employment in the Human Resources Office during regular office hours.
In compliance with the ADA Amendment Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 206-474-1100 or via e-mail at


Auditing, Business Analysis, Business Development, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Finance, Database Administration

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree