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Financial Controller

Posted: 03/15/2024



DSquared Hospitality Company is a locally-owned and operated culinary and event company serving the greater Seattle community for over 35 years. Our company philosophies and core values include being Guest First, Teamwork, and Culinary Brilliance. Our journey began in 1986 as Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering in West Seattle, where we still operate the iconic Hall at Fauntleroy event venue. Today, our company also includes:

  • Theatre concessions at Benaroya Hall and Cornish Playhouse.
  • Restaurants Muse and David’s & Co at Benaroya Hall.
  • Market Hall – an 8-kiosk eatery (plus a Starbucks) inside T-Mobile’s Bellevue HQ.
  • A DSquared café inside downtown Seattle’s Russell Investments Center.

One thing hasn’t changed since 1986, our passion about combining fresh, delicious, creatively prepared food with exceptional attention to every guest.

While our guests know us for our delicious food and unmatched service, our employees know us for our caring and welcoming family business. With so many concepts and locations, there is plenty of room to learn and grow with DSquared! We look forward to meeting you soon and hope you will join our One Brilliant Team!


  • Reports to: CC/Owner
  • Manages: Accounting Team
  • Full time
  • On Location at The Works Company Headquarters
  • Quarterly Bonus
  • Salary $95,000 - $110,000

We’re seeking an experienced accountant to oversee our accounting team in the role of Controller. The ideal candidate will have proven industry experience as an accountant, preferably in a senior role. As a strong communicator and skilled financial analyst, you will make it your mission to streamline our budgeting, payroll, and financial reporting processes. You will produce thorough financial-status reports for senior management to help improve our operational efficiency and aid in our continued growth.


  • Oversee, review and adhere to the budgets for each business concept
  • Assists in company-wide budgetary planning
  • Ensure that all of the company’s financial practices are in line in statuary regulations and legislation
  • Analyze the financial climate and market trends to assist senior leadership team in creating strategic plans for the future
  • Interpret complex financial information and provide updates and information as needed
  • Monitor cash flow, accounts and other financial transactions
  • Oversee and support accounting team with dynamic leadership that creates and environment of trust and productivity
  • Work with Nowsta, Caterease and QuickBooks on integrations to create efficiencies
  • Prepare official reports on a Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and annual basis
  • Seek out practices to help the company minimize financial risk
  • Conduct in house audits to ensure financial health
  • Create and maintain relationships with service providers and contractors, including banks and accountants
  • Create, implement and update financial policies and procedures
  • Lead, mentor and train the leadership team in best financial practices
  • Monitor and assist in purchasing, especially with larger transactions and contract decisions
  • Oversee Payroll processing
  • Implement consistent accounting policies, practices and procedures across all programs
  • Develop and enforce internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflow


  • MUST have experience with food service/hospitality
  • MUST have experience with multiple locations/P&L's
  • Strong working knowledge of detailed financial data analysis
  • Advanced MS Excel experience and database management knowledge
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally
  • Follow and adhere to established policies and procedures
  • Strong technology experience and learning capability
  • Demonstrated experience in developing strong team relationships based on trust, accountability, integrity, and sharing of best practices
  • Maintain the highest level of confidentiality while working with sensitive data
  • Payroll experience, with a focus on streamlining accounting processes


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or related field
  • 10+ years proven accounting experience
  • Experience working in the Hospitality Industry
  • Experience working with multiple locations and P&L’s
  • Working knowledge of finance law and regulatory standards (GAAP)
  • 5+ years’ experience as a senior-level accounting or finance manager
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local tax compliance regulations and reporting
  • CPA highly preferred


  • Comprehensive benefits package after 60 days: medical, dental, vision
  • 401(k) 4% match after 1 year.
  • Quarterly bonus
  • Paid holidays. PTO after 6 months
  • Staff meal per shift
  • Employee discount at Market Hall and other DSquared restaurants (Muse and Davids & Co at Benaroya Hall
  • Employee discounts or comps to shows at Benaroya Hall

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $95,000.00 - $110,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) 4% Match
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 10 years
  • 3 years
  • 5 years


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities
  • Quarterly bonus

Ability to Relocate:

  • Seattle, WA 98108: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person