Accounts Payable Manager

Date:  Jun 26, 2024
Job ID:  4745

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

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 Accounts Payable Manager position!

Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy’s Disbursements Department is looking for a Manager Disbursements to join our team.  This role oversees all aspects of the accounts payable and payroll departments.  The ideal candidate interacts with upper management across the organization, external vendors and customers to integrate solutions that meet the company's goals both financially and operationally.  The manager will also be responsible for payroll tax compliance, payroll accounting and interface/maintenance of related HR record keeping systems.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams.
  • Oversees accounts payable (A/P) from receipt and processing of invoices to completion of payment cycle, P-card program, employee expense reimbursement,1099 and tax related matters.
  • Reviews and approves all disbursement check processing for appropriate backup documentation and approvals.
  • Communicates effectively as a subject matter expert with internal and external stakeholders, including HR, Accounting,Treasury and Purchasing.
  • Assists in accounting close process, reviews/posts journal entries, prepares related reports.
  • Develops corporate policies & procedures related to payroll and A/P activities and functions incluing monitoring and maintenance of master vendor file. 
  • Manages bi-weekly and monthly payroll, including garnishments, benefits and taxes and employee deductions, consistent with federal and state wage and hour laws.
  • Keeps apprised of compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting payroll and other disbursements operations.
  • Manages the timecard program, provides training, manages time administrator manuals, and acts as system administrator. Performs problem resolution pertaining to timekeeping program.
  • Participates as a member of leadership team in setting priorities for system and technical requirements, to maintain the integrity of the HRIS.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Eight (8) years of relevant accounting experience; or Certified Public Accountant designation with five (5) years relevant experience at a major public accounting firm.
  • Knowledge of basic GAAP Accounting Standards – SOX 404.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience with IRS 1099 reporting related to accounts payable.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and process improvement.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Access, Word and Oracle.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills both verbal and written, and the ability to maintain extreme confidentiality.
  • Ability to multi-task and willingness to learn new skills.
  • Team-oriented person who can focus both on the details and the "big picture".
  • Proven results oriented goals with a proactive management style to implement new processes.
  • Ability to deal effectively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Proven systems integration experience including planning, evaluation and implementation.

Desired Qualifications

  • Masters degree or advanced certification.
  • American Payroll Assoc (APA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Accounts Payable Professional (CAPP).
  • Knowledge of SAP and/or other HR/Payroll integrated systems with emphasis on full cycle/in-house payroll processing.
  • Experience with the set up and maintenance of the vendor master file.
  • Experience with Unclaimed Property Reporting.
  • Abilitity to explain and implement requirements of the Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA).

Additional Information

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer a competitive compensation and rewards package.


The pay range for this position is $98,100.00 - $232,900.00, and this position is eligible for annual goals based incentive bonuses. 


PSE offers a suite of benefits to our employees. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  There are additional voluntary options of supplemental life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent daycare, and an Employee assistance program (EAP).  For long term savings, PSE offers a 401(k) investment option and a cash balance retirement plan.  Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays throughout the calendar year. Detailed benefit overviews can be found on our Career page - Why Work For Us ( 


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. 


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