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Accountant I

Date:  Jul 1, 2022
Job ID:  2572

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities: 

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

PSE's Office of Controller team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Accountant I position!

Job Description

Under general supervision, perform moderately complex accounting and analysis functions. Participate in daily and monthly accounting processes to ensure accuracy and completeness of financial records. Ensure SOX procedures and controls are being complied with and working according to documentation. Ensure customer satisfaction and continual improvement of processes.


Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.


Job Responsibilities

  • Performs moderately complex accounting, analysis and/or billing functions.
  • Prepares routine journal entries and reconcile accounts.
  • Participates in the maintenance of the general ledger and/or other automated systems and databases.
  • Prepares internal, external, and regulatory financial reports.
  • Responds to requests received from management and other departments.
  • Participates on special projects/research within the department.
  • Complies with internal controls and actively update and test SOX 404 procedures.
  • May act as a subject matter expert.
  • Company & Industry Acumen - Possesses sound knowledge of company operations; needs little guidance in performing core duties; may seek direction for additional tasks; able to effectively report out findings to immediate supervisor; understands when to escalate important issues.
  • Collaboration - Collaborates with relevant stakeholders to achieve business objectives.
  • Customer Focus - Identifies customer expectations and takes actions to support the customer experience. Consistently considers customer needs in decision making.
  • Innovation & Process Improvement - Completes daily responsibilities with minimal oversight and looks for opportunities to identify and recommend improvements to processes, procedures and systems, when applicable; that appropriately considerers stakeholder feedback. Actively builds knowledge and skills to align with industry standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Good understanding of GAAP
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Strong PC skills (including Excel, Word, Access)

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP
  • Certified Public Accountant or candidate
  • Certified Management Accountant or candidate
  • Advanced Degree

Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue