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Most companies claim to have the best people. We say to them, "Keep dreaming." Our people are second to none. They set us apart with their entrepreneurial spirit, ambition and an unhealthy obsession with Halloween. (Have you seen the pictures?) They come to us from the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Starbucks and the sports world, bringing energy, bold ideas and a willingness to dive into the unfamiliar. It's our people that make BDA one of <strong>Seattle's 100 Best Companies to Work</strong> for.

Woodinville, WA


BDA is more than a workplace - it&rsquo;s a family. For more than three decades we&rsquo;ve promoted a vibrant and welcoming culture that not only accepts but demands you to be different. The quirky, the bold, the creative and the unique make up the foundation of a company that the most iconic brands in the world look to help tell their story through the power of merchandise.<br /><br />North America/Domestic careers? <a href="https://careers-bdainc.icims.com/jobs/intro" target="_blank" title="BDA" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here.</a><br />International careers?&nbsp;<a href="https://international-bdainc.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435620418" target="_blank" title="BDA" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here.</a> <br />Fulfillment careers?&nbsp;<a href="https://fulfillment-bdainc.icims.com/jobs/intro" target="_blank" title="BDA" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here.</a><br />Seattle Kraken retail careers? <a href="https://kraken-bdainc.icims.com/jobs/intro" target="_blank" title="BDA" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here.<br /></a><br /><strong>Connect With Us!</strong> Not ready to apply? <a href="https://international-bdainc.icims.com/connect?back=intro&amp;hashed=-435620418" target="_blank" title="Connect With Us" rel="noopener noreferrer">Connect with us</a> for general consideration. https://www.bdainc.com/careers

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Regular Full-Time

Overview: ABOUT BDA<br />BDA brings the world’s biggest brands to life through promotional merchandise. Fortune 500 companies come to us looking to connect with their consumers on an emotional level. We create three-dimensional advertising that people invite into their homes, offices, cars and classrooms. We let people see, touch, feel, own and interact with a brand in a way no other marketing permits. It’s what we like to call the Power of Merchandise.<br /><br />We give our team members the creative freedom and foster the entrepreneurial spirit necessary to champion our clients’ branding goals utilizing cutting edge ideas. Our people are our No. 1 asset, and we remain committed to making our company a great place to work for our team and family.<br /><br />We take great pride in our company culture—one that inspires teamwork, fun and excellence across our organization. We’re energetic people who love what we do—churning out more than 50 million units each year for the world’s most admired brands in a fun, fast paced environment that rewards high achievement.<br /> <br />This is a unique opportunity to be the second in command to CFO in a dynamic high-growth organization. <br />
Responsibilities: Duties &amp; Responsibilities<br /> <ul> <li>Manage and develop an effective operations and customer service oriented accounting staff by developing job descriptions, training, promotion, and goal setting</li> <li>Work directly with all departments to improve their financial performance</li> <li>Provide accurate and timely monthly financial statements to the company&rsquo;s owners, managers and bankers</li> <li>Develop easy to follow statements for users and support user questions and requests</li> <li>Develop standardized and efficient reporting and include analysis and explanations of results and trends</li> <li>Develop and improve systems of internal control, protect the company&rsquo;s assets and review transactions for accuracy.</li> <li>Identify and implement cost savings. Increase informational efficiencies, reduce administration cost and question the benefit of every expenditure. Enforce compliance with budget.</li> <li>Manage the independent annual audit including cost reduction, scheduling, GAAP compliance with no audit adjustments</li> <li>Ensure federal and state tax compliance and manage any audit to obtain the most favorable result</li> <li>Meet vendor obligations to pay at the optimum time.</li> <li>Direct preparation of payroll and processing appropriate taxes, 401(k) contributions and group insurance premiums.</li> <li>Direct cash management including investing and borrowing short term funds.</li> <li>Encourage sales while keeping credit risk at a reasonable level by coordinating and administering the company credit and collection policies. Exercise sound judgment and diplomacy in dealing with customers.</li> <li>Ensure all transactions associated with retail store, catalog, and e-commerce operations follow corporate standards and are properly recorded</li> <li>Ensure accurate inventory record keeping and consistent application of inventory accounting procedures</li> <li>Ensure accurate product cost information including direct, indirect and overhead costs. Make product mix recommendations based on product profitability.</li> <li>Direct recording acquisitions, transfers, and disposals of corporate fixed assets. Ensure compliance with budget and capital asset acquisition policies.</li> </ul> <br />Travel required? Minimal<br />Financial/budgetary responsibility? Yes<br />Strategic planning responsibilities? Yes<br />Number of direct reports? 40+
Requirements: Experience Requirements<br /> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in accounting or equivalent experience</li> <li>Experience holding a senior leadership role within a $500M+ company</li> </ul> <br />Job Skills &amp; Traits<br /> <ul> <li>Ability to communicate with management and non-financial personnel</li> <li>Strong computer skills &ndash; Advanced Excel, Access, general accounting applications</li> <li>Team oriented</li> <li>Prefer:</li> <ul> <li>Strongly prefer MBA</li> <li>CPA</li> <li>Treasury experience</li> <li>SEC reporting</li> </ul> </ul>