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Manager General Accounting

Date:  Jul 30, 2022
Job ID:  2989

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

Job Description

Provides general direction, planning and resources to accounting department.  Oversees daily and monthly accounting processes to ensure accuracy and completeness of financial records. Ensures SOX procedures and controls are being complied with and working according to documentation. Provides guidance, leadership and performance appraisals to staff.  Ensures 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

  • Employee Safety, Development & Team Building - Provides employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
  • Demonstrates a passion for safety. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety including eliminating at-risk behaviors by conducting safety audits and inspections, eliminating hazards and near misses, and attending safety meetings.
  • Sets clear expectations and holds employees accountable for performance as well as safety goals/targets where applicable.
  • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions. Ensures required training is successfully completed.
  • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
  • Accountable to ensure employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements, as well as safety standards.
  • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
  • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve employee, business, customer and safety results.
  • Manages the work of others, while retaining ownership of some higher level tasks.
  • Reviews monthly reconciliations prepared by accountants.
  • Reviews parked journal entries, as well as journal entry review and recurring entry processes performed by accountants.
  • Oversees effectiveness of the general ledger closing process, including system and journal entry maintenance and verification of automated processes.
  • Reviews internal, external, and regulatory financial reports.
  • Manages requests received from management and other departments and represent the department at company meetings.
  • Oversees special projects/research within the department.
  • Monitors internal controls and actively update and test SOX 404 procedures.
  • Provides performance appraisals to staff; promote training and development of staff.
  • Supports audits and oversee compliance activities associated with regulatory, GAAP, and SEC requirements
  • Manages the department budget.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends, practices, and developments in the profession. Makes recommendations for implementation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Business, Finance, or Accounting or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • 8 years of directly relevant accounting experience; or Certified Public Accountant designation with 5 years relevant experience at a major Public Accounting firm such as applying proven extensive knowledge of U.S. GAAP, PCAOB standards, technical accounting and financial reporting standards, developing and sharing a point of view on strategic business issues and trends, anticipating the impact of technology developments, coaching team members on problem-solving techniques and guiding them to use more tools and frameworks, helping others plan their development and how they will achieve their professional and personal goals and creating an environment that encourages improvement, innovation, and inclusion, and challenges traditional approaches
  • Strong technical accounting and analysis skills
  • Strong leadership, mentorship, and coaching skills
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written skills
  • Strong organization skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous management experience
  • Experience with SAP
  • 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