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Mgr Financial Reporting

Job ID:  909

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with like-minded, 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 Mgr Financial Reporting position!

Job Description

Responsible for managing the preparation and distribution of financial statements for internal and external use in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and SEC regulations.  This position assists with researching and communicating generally accepted accounting principles and SEC regulations to senior management.  Responsible for technical accounting in the preparation of financial and statistical reports to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Washington Commission.  This position also will work with external auditors to ensure financial statement presentation compliance.


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.

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.
  • Responsible for consolidation of financial statements for internal and external use is accordance with FASB and SEC standards.  Also responsible for ensuring financial reporting package it complete and accurate.
  • Reviews parked journal entries, as well as journal entry review and recurring entry processes performed by accountants.
  • Responsible for the preparation of quarterly and annual reporting to the SEC.
  • Responsible for research of generally accepted accounting principles and SEC regulations.
  • Manages requests received from management and other departments and represent the department at company meetings.
  • Monitors internal controls and actively update and test SOX 404 procedures
  • Responsible for analysis of reporting periods.
  • Oversees special projects/research within the department.
  • Works with external auditors to ensure quarterly and year-end financial statements are presented in accordance with GAAP and SEC standards.  Assists with quarterly and year-end audit review by external audit staff.
  • Provides performance appraisals to staff; promote training and development of staff.
  • 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 equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • 8+ years of relevant 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 including demonstrated experience with financial reporting and SEC regulations
  • 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
  • Edgar filing experience
  • FERC and Regulatory accounting experience
  • Strong computer skills
  • SAP experience
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. 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 jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue