Director of FP&A and Operations Accounting

WA - Vancouver (Corporate Office)

Posting Date


Report to

VP of Finance and Corporate Controller

FLSA Status


Business Unit


Close Date

open until filled

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Director of FP&A and Operations Accounting to join our Northwest Pipe team in Vancouver, WA.

We Offer
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

The Director of FP&A and Operations Accounting will manage the Financial Planning & Analysis and the Cost Accounting teams.  Both teams play critical roles at Northwest Pipe Company.  FP&A is an important function, sitting at the center of the broader finance team to help the CFO, the Company’s leadership, and the board gain financial visibility and insights on the business. Cost Accounting ensures the financial accuracy in reporting operation’s performance.


This role collaborates with other key operational teams on the moving pieces that impact the Company’s financial outlook, and includes responsibilities in the areas of cost accounting, forecasting, controls, policy and procedure development, and internal and external audit support.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Oversee the FP&A and Cost Accounting functions
  • Contribute to the monthly and quarterly close process, specifically in ensuring consistent application of methodologies and accounting policies, along with the planning, coordination and scheduling of the monthly and quarterly close activities
  • Lead initiatives to define and enhance management forecasting packages
  • Lead initiatives to define and enhance financial metrics to facilitate achievement of financial and operational goals
  • Enhance the accuracy and usability of the monthly forecasts and annual strategic plan
  • Ensure delivery of accurate and timely financial and operations analysis and reporting by the cost accounting team
  • Maintain and perform selected internal control procedures, and document performance
  • Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the accounting organization.
  • Interact with the external audit teams
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on issues affecting the Company; i.e., evaluation of potential acquisitions, investments, contracts, etc.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • A keen sense of detail/accuracy as well as the ability to be forward looking and see the larger picture.
  • Acute business sense and operational focus, supporting strategic goals and objectives.
  • Self-directed and action-oriented
  • Superior organization skills.
  • Effective influencer.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo constructively
  • Ability to multi-task and re-arrange priorities as needed, monitor workflow in meeting critical deadline and project timetables
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, plus at least 10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience at a manufacturing company
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience in the application of GAAP and an understanding of internal controls.
  • Experience with the monthly accounting close process.
  • Experience working with SAP or other major enterprise-wide application.


  • A CPA or MBA is preferred


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

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