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Senior Financial Reporting Technical Accountant

Date:  Nov 23, 2021
Job ID:  2129

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

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.

As a federal contractor, PSE is requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – and provide proof. As a condition of employment, you will need to provide proof of vaccination. However, accommodations will be considered for those unable to be vaccinated due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance.

PSE's Office of Controller team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Senior Financial Reporting Technical Accountant position!

Job Description

Performs complex accounting and analysis functions, with minimal supervision. Participates in 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. Performs technical accounting research. 


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

  • Performs complex accounting and analysis functions.
  • Technical accounting research and evaluation and interpretation of accounting pronouncements and SEC regulations.
  • Prepares and/or reviews consolidated financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Reviews the work of other accountants.
  • Prepares internal, external, and regulatory financial reports as related to the financial statements.
  • Responds to requests received from management and other departments and represent the department at company meetings.
  • Leads or participates on special projects/research within the department.
  • Complies with internal controls and actively update SOX 404 procedures.
  • May act as a subject matter expert.
  • Provides training and guidance to less experienced staff.
  • Company & Industry Acumen - Consistently demonstrates a breadth of industry and company knowledge and viewed by peers and external leaders as a key resource; has the ability to extract key findings from an analysis and relay that information to key stakeholders; works to refine and expand knowledge base continually and drives improvement throughout processes.
  • Collaboration - Partners with directors and senior management to drive strategic initiatives and long-term business objectives.  Work products give leadership confidence in collaborative efforts with some guidance.
  • Customer Focus - Consistently anticipates customer needs and proactively identifies ways to improve customer experience.
  • Innovation & Process Improvement - Takes ownership of personal and departmental responsibilities while identifying and proactively implementing improvements to processes, procedures and systems; that appropriately considers stakeholder feedback.  Manages time to create capacity to focus on value added work.  Ensures individual knowledge and skills are up to date with current industry standards and actively shares knowledge with others.
  • Strategic – Uses strategic thinking and critical reasoning to create solutions and drive value within business and team to meet strategic objectives.  Often anticipates and is proactive in addressing potential issues.
  • Influence – Uses analysis to provide cross-functional feedback, aligned with strategic objectives, that supports and drives business decisions.
  • Leadership - Provides guidance, assists in training, and delegates within department.  Responsible for leading departmental and cross-functional project teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Business, Finance, or Accounting or equivalent combination of education and/or experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility
  • 5+ years of directly relevant accounting experience; or Certified Public Accountant designation with 3 years relevant experience at a major Public Accounting firm such as developing technical accounting memorandums, directing the work of staff accountants and directly supporting the development of staff accountants.
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of GAAP and technical accounting application and research experience
  • Demonstrated leadership, mentorship, and coaching skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong PC skills (including Excel, Word, Access)
  • Certified Public Accountant

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP 
  • Prior experience in utility industry 
  • 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 jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue