Harper Engineering Co. is a designer and manufacturer of interior hardware for commercial aircraft. We are an AS9100-Rev. D registered company that is committed to excellence in an environment of continuous improvement. We are located in Renton, WA where our facility includes engineering design, precision machining, composite part fabrication and assembly.


Maximizes return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.


  • Management:

    • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.

    • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives.

    • Oversee the company’s cash management including forward thinking cash flow.

    • Create and maintain all ERP data base extract reports as required utilizing excel advanced macro development and SQL database extract skills.

    • Oversee the company’s business insurance requirements.

  • Transactions:

    • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner and all reasonable discounts are taken.

    • Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly.

    • Ensure that payroll is processed in a timely manner.

    • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed.

    • Ensure that required debit payments are made on a timely basis.

    • Maintain a chart of accounts.

    • Oversee month-end closing activities including reports, analysis of inventory and variances, supporting schedules, other account analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, and journal entries as required.

    • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions.

    • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.

  • Reporting:

    • Issue timely and complete financial statements including financial and operating metrics.

    • Calculate variance analysis and report significant issues to management.

    • Provide financial analysis as needed.

  • Compliance:

    • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debit covenants.

    • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings, working with external CPA as required.

    • Annual review of employee and third-party commissions and royalties for compliance.

  • Other:

    • Responsible for collaborating with the Accounting, Manufacturing and Purchasing departments to identify, track and improve costs, processes and procedures.

    • Assists with estimate preparation of new or proposed product costs as required.

    • Assists with process improvement efforts throughout department, including development of financial forecast tools and budget to actual analysis.


The Controller will work closely with Management, all other departments and external CPA.


  • Advanced macro development skills from scratch and SQL database extract skills a plus.

  • Advanced MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).

  • Advanced proficiency in ERP systems.

  • Experience with outsourced payroll systems.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks.

  • Organizational, problem identification, problem prevention, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to find data and translate to actionable information.


  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, advance degree a plus.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working with financial statements, forecasts, reporting and variance analysis, previous Controllership a plus.

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.